"She said 'I will come back soon, Amma', but she didn't. We waited for her, when we got the call that she was lying on the road covered in blood after a lorry hit the bike she was on." - Rekha, mother.Mamatha is in the ICU, fighting for her life. Her large intestine has stopped working, her legs are fractured, her pelvis and lower back, wounded. Mamatha is awake, but she is slowly dying. She can be saved if she continues treatment but her poor parents have nothing left to save their girl.
Mamatha spends her days in the ICU terrified and alone. On most days she stares into oblivion, unable to understand what is happening to her. When he parents call out to her, Mamatha can’t even respond. Veeraiah and Rekha’s tears are uncontrollable every time they see her, wondering how they'll save their only child.
We call her 'Chinni' at home. I keep calling out her name and tell her we are there for her but my girl can only cry. She is in pain and we can see it in her eyes. We are scared we'll lose her.
Mamatha was run over by a lorry leaving her with multiple injuries
It was around 9 am. Mamatha, a class 10 student was riding pillion and her cousin was riding the bike, when a lorry hit them from behind. Mamatha fell on her right side and the wheel of the lorry pushed her body forward. Her cousin managed to call the parents who rushed to the hospital.
Rekha and Veeraiah ran into her room hoping for minor injuries only to realize that the accident was far more serious than they thought – their only daughter was fighting death and would need multiple surgeries to recover from the traumatic incident.
Mamatha's large intestine has stopped working and her other organs are starting to fail.Mamatha immediately underwent surgery for her ankles and the wound near her pelvis area, but now her large intestine has failed. She can’t eat any food on her own, and it’ll be a long time before she can even move again without treatment.
“She was discharged after the surgery and was in the ward for 2 days. She was conscious, and we thought she was recovering. Little did we know that it was only going to get worse from there. Her large intestine stopped working, her stomach swelled up and her BP dropped extremely low. Ever since then, she has been in the ICU on ventilator support, surviving with the help of multiple tubes in her body. She's dependent on someone else for even her basic needs.”
Every day she undergoes several painful procedures to heal her woundsMamatha’s medical bills are piling with each passing day. Every three days she needs dressings in the operation theatre. Once her wounds heal, she will need skin grafting surgeries and continued dressings till she gets better she needs multiple surgeries to survive, but Veeraiah is falling short despite the hospital supporting them by reducing costs. Veeraiah owns a small medical shop in Bangalore and can't afford the 20 lakhs needed to save his daughter. He has somehow managed to pay for the bills so far by getting help from family, but it's not enough.
How You Can HelpMamatha is spending her days in pain, not knowing what will happen to her. She can only cry while her parents are desperately trying to save every rupee to save her. They need immediate help to continue her treatment.If we could come together to support this family, a 16-year-old girl's life can be saved.
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