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Leela Helen Xavier Aneurysm Battle

Help me save, Mrs. Leela Helen Xavier

On October 30, 2019, when my mom was camping in her native place in Kerala, we heard a news that my mother had suffered from a severe brain aneurysm along with severe hemorrhage.

A craniotomy surgery performed, the aneurysm was clipped and she was in a coma for almost a year. Now she has got back to her senses but she still has not got her orientation, not in her senses, lost the ability to speak, and is bedridden.

I have spent all of my savings, and I am bankrupt and in plans to sell our house to further carry on with the treatment expense. My friends had suggested starting a fundraising campaign as a last resort before selling our house.

So here I am typing the fundraiser request for support to help my mom recover from this severe brain disease.
On the 30th of October 2019, my mom experienced a thunderclap headache (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderclap_headache ) and immediately fell on the ground unconscious. She was rushed to the local hospital where she was diagnosed with an Aneurysm (https://neupsykey.com/aneurysms-of-the-middle-cerebral-artery/) at the left MCA artery in the Brain combined with SAH Hemorrhage (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subarachnoid_hemorrhage) and she was in a coma.
She was done a craniotomy procedure, a process of removal of part of a skull (https://www.healthline.com/health/craniotomy), and a surgery was done to clip the aneurysm. As a result, her life was saved and was hospitalized for 3 months.
We made certain arrangements to create a hospitalized environment in our house and brought her home as her recovery process would take quite a long process. She will get secondary problems like urine infections, lung infections, and heart attacks and she will be rushed to the hospital and when the infections were cleared she will return home. This was the story of our life for the past 1 year.

Leela has finally got out of the coma after 1 year. Now she is able to recognize us but is now mute and bedridden.

My Mother needs surgery to replace a part of the skull which was removed during the craniotomy process along with placing a Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt (VP Shunt) (https://www.healthline.com/health/ventriculoperitoneal-shunt). We already know that the treatment is going to cost tens of thousands of dollars to start and financially we cannot do this alone.

Additional costs include:

- Medical Treatment
- Speech Therapy
- Physiotherapy
- Private Nursing
- Living expenses

Me, as her son, did all that I can do financially for her, and now am in need of financial support. I request my friends and family to kindly come forward and help me save my mother.

I thank you in advance for your compassion, for opening your hearts,
and for your generosity in helping me and my mom with our fight.

God Bless, I thank you for your help and compassion.

Samuel Nigil Xavier

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20th November 2020
Dear Supporters,

A lot of people ask us where we lost all our money? And what happened in the 1 year of com

Where we lost all the money we had, craniotomy is where a part of the skull is removed so that the aneurysm clipping procedure can be done and is to let open until the swellings subsides, wound heals and the patient comes back from the coma.

During this course of time, the patient’s immunity system is severely compromised and a common cold can cause pneumonia, and that’s how the body condition of mom was.

So it took mom 12 solid months to come out of coma, and 12 months was like living in a hell. She faced 2 heart attacks, 1 kidney failure, 1 pneumonia attack and almost a stroke attack which was prevented. She was kept on the ventilator four times.

Trips to the ICU was like walking to the park. With the costly medicines, private nursing, physiotherapist and hospitalization we have spent  45L so far.We spent 2L for 1 month, excluding the hospital bills incurred.

We expect another year full for recovery and the expenses are projected to be 45L. We can manage 25L and we have a short fall of 20L and we require public help. There may not be a social security system implemented in India like the western world but we ask the society for a security. We appeal to you, to provide as much as you can. As they say, little drops, might ocean.

Thanks

Samuel Xavier
Dear Supporters,

A lot of people ask us where we lost all our money? And what happened in the 1 year of com

Where we lost all the money we had, craniotomy is where a part of the skull is removed so that the aneurysm clipping procedure can be done and is to let open until the swellings subsides, wound heals and the patient comes back from the coma.

During this course of time, the patient’s immunity system is severely compromised and a common cold can cause pneumonia, and that’s how the body condition of mom was.

So it took mom 12 solid months to come out of coma, and 12 months was like living in a hell. She faced 2 heart attacks, 1 kidney failure, 1 pneumonia attack and almost a stroke attack which was prevented. She was kept on the ventilator four times.

Trips to the ICU was like walking to the park. With the costly medicines, private nursing, physiotherapist and hospitalization we have spent  45L so far.We spent 2L for 1 month, excluding the hospital bills incurred.

We expect another year full for recovery and the expenses are projected to be 45L. We can manage 25L and we have a short fall of 20L and we require public help. There may not be a social security system implemented in India like the western world but we ask the society for a security. We appeal to you, to provide as much as you can. As they say, little drops, might ocean.

Thanks

Samuel Xavier
20th November 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and wonderful support so far. We hear that Mrs.Leela Helen Xavier is still receiving treatment and the family is in need of funds for the medical expenses.

To help them raise the amount faster for the treatment, Milaap is offering a 5% matching on all the payments (till the funds last). This means ongoing forward, for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 50 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.05X the impact.

Please come forward to help her to undergo the surgery and recover soon!! You can help via the following methods:

1. Clicking on the donate now button:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-leela-helen-xavier-1

2. To pay via Paytm (for Android users only) - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-leela-helen-xavier-1/deeplink?deeplink_type=paytm

Please support and share the campaign with your contacts and networks.

Regards,
Team Milaap.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and wonderful support so far. We hear that Mrs.Leela Helen Xavier is still receiving treatment and the family is in need of funds for the medical expenses.

To help them raise the amount faster for the treatment, Milaap is offering a 5% matching on all the payments (till the funds last). This means ongoing forward, for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 50 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.05X the impact.

Please come forward to help her to undergo the surgery and recover soon!! You can help via the following methods:

1. Clicking on the donate now button:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-leela-helen-xavier-1

2. To pay via Paytm (for Android users only) - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-leela-helen-xavier-1/deeplink?deeplink_type=paytm

Please support and share the campaign with your contacts and networks.

Regards,
Team Milaap.
Rs.167,595 raised

Goal: Rs.2,000,000

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Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.50

Matching payment towards Sathish’s contribution

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Sathish donated Rs.500

Mom will get well soon

MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.145

Matching payment towards Anonymous’ contribution

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Anonymous donated $20
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.725

Matching payment towards Nirmal’s contribution

NB
Nirmal donated $100

Prayers for mom’s health