In 2020, Manish was diagnosed with COVID that he bravely fought for months, spending many weeks on a hospital bed seeing people around him succumb to the pandemic, but he never gave up and kept fighting Covid despite being diagnosed with Chronic Liver Disease(CLD). Spending so much time recovering from this pandemic took a financial toll as he was burdened with loans trying to support his family and his daughter’s education.
He recovered from COVID in 2020 eventually, got back on his feet and started working in January 2021 at a prominent hill station in Himachal, he worked there for a few months when yet again, he was betrayed by the employer who refused to pay him his wages for 4 to 5 months. As though, the loss of job wasn't enough, the 2nd wave hit, and another lockdown was implemented. He was all alone without food or water, no job or money to either return home or rent accommodation due to the lockdown. He turned to labor court for help but there wasn’t much support and all he could do was plead for his money to be given to him for the hard work he did.
Once the lockdown was lifted, he was able to return home to his family with the help of a kind person, who agreed to bring him back to Delhi. Unable to pay off his loans, his bike was impounded by the loan company. He then received very distressing news suddenly, where his wife’s entire family was lost to Covid (Mother, Brother, Sister-in-law). Having gone through all the hardships over the past few years had broken him emotionally and physically and burdened him with tons of financial liability.
He then got himself a job in Noida travelling 100 KM’s daily to support his family, but again he was betrayed by the employer who started making good profit and didn’t want to pay him salary for his efforts in helping setup a successful restaurant in a matter of months. If this wasn’t the final nail in the coffin, he was betrayed by his cousin whom he always treated like a brother.
Having betrayed multiple times caused him so much mental distress, that he went into depression. Manish has always been a fighter and now needs your support to get back on his feet.