“What if she never wakes up?” Lakshmi keeps asking Mallaiah, weeping uncontrollably.
Her mother’s last meal was the day of the terrible accident – she is devastatedAnjali’s mother, Lakshmi, ran out of the house to find her 5-year-old lying on the road, unconscious. The neighbourhood kids surrounded her, looking terrified. The only thought that ran through her mind – I was only gone for a minute, how can I let this happen to my child? Like any mother would be, Lakshmi was scared, heartbroken, but most of all she was determined to get her help.
“I picked her up and took her to the hospital in the first auto that I can find. My husband had already left for work. I called him on the way. When we reached the hospital, they immediately took her away from us – she was critical. It took so much of me to stay strong for those few hours, now I can’t any longer.” - Lakshmi, mother
Lakshmi blames herself. She cries uncontrollably and has even stopped eating. It’s been 5 days since her last meal. She says she will eat only when her Anjali wakes up. Anjali needs to stay in the ICU for longer to recover.
They sleep on the hospital floor, starve and even beg relatives for help – none of this is enough
The day of the fateful accident, Mallaiah had already left for work. Imagine his horror when his wife calls him to tell him that their daughter had fallen from the neighbour’s terrace. He dropped everything and rushed to the hospital. Mallaiah works in construction. His daily income is enough to get by. Now Mallaiah sleeps on the hospital floor, going to the ICU every half an hour to check on his little girl.
“We have spent Rs. 30,000 till now. That’s all my savings. I haven’t been able to go to work, and how can I even think of leaving her like this?” – Mallaiah
Before the terrible accident, Anjali was a playful, happy girl. Now her future is uncertain. Anjali needs to stay in the ICU longer to recover. The bleeding in her brain is severe, her injuries, fatal. Mallaiah and Lakshmi have no means to continue her treatment any longer. Anjali can make it with your help.
The specifics of this case have been verified by the medical team at the concerned hospital. For any clarification on the treatment or associated costs, contact the campaign organizer or the medical team.
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