Hope for Quadraplegic Ashu

26452490_1536722881272603_r.jpegHello, my name is Pramila Datt, and I am starting a GoFundMe campaign for my nephew Ashutosh Kalia (Ashu), who has been declared a quadriplegic (paralyzed from neck down, paralysis of all four limbs) following a motor bike accident in India.

On the fateful night of November 21, 2017, it was raining heavily and Ashu was on the road, on his way home after the dinner. Suddenly, the bright lights (perhaps high beam) of an oncoming vehicle blinded him completely. In his efforts to avoid a potential collision, Ashu lost control of the bike, skid and fell down, being dragged along with the bike. Unfortunately, the force of the fall caused the base of the helmet to hit his neck which severely damaged his cervical vertebrae, instantly paralyzing him neck down. It is very disheartening and painful to know that in just one moment, the life of a promising young man would change so drastically, making him a totally helpless and dependent quadriplegic.

Family members in India are taking care of him round the clock. His doctors and family plan to do stem cell therapy for possible nerve regeneration followed by rigorous physiotherapy for 6 to 12 months. Ashu has a long road ahead of him. These treatments are very expensive, non-stop, and the progress is very slow. Ashu and two members of his family will have to travel, with special medical transportation, to a large metropolis in India where these treatments are available. The family will have to reside there for at least 6 months.  Our goal is to collect enough funds to support the treatment and recovery expenses, as well as support Ashu’s family.

The cost for the first twelve months of treatment and rehab is roughly $50,000, which will include stem cell therapy, rigorous physiotherapy, occupational therapy, 24-hour round the clock care by two family members and maybe one caretaker. This also includes Ashu’s stay at the rehab center for at least 6-months, food and lodging for his mother and brother, and transportation from hospital to rehab center. This cycle may be repeated after 6-months based on the response.

We, as family members, are donating what we can as our duty and commitment to our loved ones. Please become part of our extended family. We cannot thank you enough for reading and even more for contributing. Please donate generously; any amount would be a big help. We are exceedingly grateful and appreciative for your donation.

Donations

  • Gagan Bhargava 
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
  • Promila Kumar 
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
  • Parichard Sangern  
    • $100 
    • 18 mos
  • Ramarao Gollapalli 
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
  • Kam Gupta 
    • $201 
    • 19 mos
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Organizer

Pramila Datt 
Organizer
Gurnee, IL
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