Watching everything shatter in front of me and having almost no will-power or resources to glue these broken pieces back together has left me with no choice but to appeal for my sister’s (Shweta Bansal, 20 years old) deteriorating eye condition. I and my family’s life has been anything but sustainable way before the pandemic hit. We were anyway struggling to make both the ends meet when my mother died 4 years back and my father incurred huge losses in his long-standing business. The loss of a mother, no matter how old are you, changes your life forever. But our uprooted life specifically took a dark turn when my father had to work as a daily wage labourer and my sister was struggling to get a full-time job to sustain our family. The economic and social disruption caused by the corona-pandemic further pushed us into debts and poverty during the last 2 years but Shweta was trying her level best to provide for us whilst indulging herself in her studies. It is rightly said that sometimes fate has a cruel sense of humour, giving you the worst at your lowest times. Amidst our perpetual struggle to earn for the next day, my sister developed a cataract in her left eye last week. We did not realise the gravity of the situation until various doctors recommended we get her operated within a week so as to salvage her eye. If this does not happen, she remains under fear of losing the vision of her left eye completely.
Everybody has dreams. I have dreams, my sister has dreams and our mother had dreams. Unfortunately, she isn’t alive to watch her children prosper in their lives but if there is a situation that can hinder the will of my sister to take that confident step in her life forward and question her ability to make our mother proud, to make our father proud, I would do anything in my power to vanish that from her life. This is my kind and urgent appeal to all of you to please contribute an amount, which is comfortable with you, to help my sister and my family to try to stand on our own feet. Life is a constant struggle and nothing comes easy but your contribution can ease our burdens a bit, it would be a small push of gratitude that would give us the strength to work hard for the rest of our lives. We all might not be capable of doing great things, but we certainly can do small things with great love.