18-year-old Met With A Life-Threatening Accident While Saving A Dog | Milaap
18-year-old Met With A Life-Threatening Accident While Saving A Dog
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"There is a danger of him becoming paralysed without treatment. He would have a better life if he was born in another family, one that was not as poor as ours."

To avoid hitting a dog on the road, Venkateshwarlu swerved his bike, slipped and hit his head. Since his accident on December 17, Venkateshwarlu hasn't said a word to his worried family. He regained consciousness only this week. His family has borrowed heavily to get him treatment till now, but he needs an urgent surgery on the head to be out of danger.

Venkateshwarlu's father, a migrant agriculture worker, pledged to work for free for years in exchange for a loan to save his son's life.

“He is our son, and our hope for the future. When we heard he had an accident, his mother took to the bed with sorrow. All our happiness is in him living a happy life. I went to all the people who hired me, begging for help saving my son,” Mallikarjun says.

They make barely enough to get by. Only if it rains in their region do they have enough work to save some for an emergency.

Now, the parents are facing the biggest emergency of all – saving their son from a terrible head injury. They have exhausted all their resources and promised everything – including their own livelihood to get the money to keep treatment going. Venkateshwarlu needs treatment to recover from his severe head and spinal injuries

After the accident, his parents rushed him to the biggest hospital in Nellore, the town closest to their village. The doctors performed first aid and told them that Venkateshwarlu couldn't be saved. Not willing to give up, Mallikarjun brought him to Chennai. His courage and faith paid off and Venkateshwarlu regained consciousness two days back.

Venkateshwarlu had an immediate surgery to check the damage and needs to remain in the ICU for weeks till his situation gets better. His parents managed to pay for the operation, but are struggling to continue to pay the bills. They have exhausted all their means.

Mallikarjun has remained strong in the face of so much difficulty and managed to pay for treatment over Rs 10 lakhs. His poverty should not come in the way of saving his child.

Your contribution will help him save his son.

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