Saji, a 49-year-old auto driver, suffered a stroke in his sleep and became paralyzed a few months ago. He underwent 3 major surgeries at MIMS, Kannur and is showing slight improvement. Prior to this, he was working as an auto driver, but currently he is not able to do any work or move around by himself.
The hospital bill came to Rs. 11 lakhs of which he paid Rs. 9 lakhs with help from friends and well-wishers. The hospital has given Saji some more time to pay the pending amount. His family consists of 2 young daughters who are still in school, his aged mother and mother-in-law. Saji’s wife passed away from cancer a few years back and he is the only earning member of this family of 5.
Currently admitted to a physiotherapy centre at Dharmashala, Kannur, he needs intensive physiotherapy for many months before he can walk again. Monthly expenses come to Rs. 20,000 and the family is in no position to pay this amount. Saji and his family approached MicroCharity for financial assistance.