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An accident Has left 17-year-old Pooja Fighting for her Life

Pooja is a 17-year-old who met with a traumatic an accident last week. She is severely injured and needs extensive treatment to make it. Her family comes from a very poor background and cannot afford the cost of the treatment. Raising funds online is her only hope.

Pooja has suffered severe head injuries and needs to be closely monitored for some time

Her mother just had surgery, and now Pooja is fighting for her life 

Pooja's mother recently had a surgery, and last week she was visiting her. On her way back to Srinivaspura with her father – their car rammed into a lorry. While her father and her cousins escaped with minor injuries, Pooja was badly hurt. She hit her head and has been fighting to live ever since.

The doctors are struggling to keep the swelling in her brain in control. Provided she gets the right medical attention, she will be all right in 4-5 months. However, her family is struggling to continue paying for her expensive treatment for the next few weeks.
Pooja with her parents and brother Vinodh

Pooja has wanted to be an aerospace engineer all her life

Pooja comes from a family of farmers. Within her family's limited means, she works as hard as she can to do well at school. She stayed away from the village with her uncle in Srinivaspura because the school here was better. She went back home only for the vacations twice a year.

This year was an especially important year for her. She was in class 10. If she did well now, she could go to a good college and get a shot at a good engineering college. She woke up at 5 a.m. every morning to study to the surprise of her uncle's family.

Pooja's family needs your help saving her

Pooja comes from an agricultural family in a small village near Chintamani. When the rain doesn't fail the entire family makes Rs 2 lakhs a year. It is not much, but the family manages to get by in their village. With the bills mounting for Pooja's treatment – they are at their wits' end.

Pooja's father who only escaped with a fracture and wishes that he had been harmed instead of his daughter. Pooja's mother is still recovering and is unable to visit her. Her uncle and cousins are the ones who are with Pooja in the hospital – waiting for her to wake up.

Pooja before she got injured

Till now, they have only managed to pay Rs 6 lakhs towards Pooja's treatment. They need another 14 lakhs to make sure Pooja gets all the medical attention she needs till she is discharged.

How you can help

Pooja and her family have nowhere to turn to for her treatment. They have managed to pay only part of the bills and need help completing Pooja's treatment. Her parents long to take home, the bright, motivated Pooja that they all know. Help them save Pooja.

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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 organiser or the medical team.

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