A charismatic, compassionate, and ambitious young man who goes above and beyond for anyone and everyone that crosses his path. He is a son, a brother, and a friend with a heart of gold. Gopi is known to overcome any obstacle that comes his way, always fighting to make himself a better person. Gopi has been working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse for the past five years as he patiently waited to be accepted into the Registered Nursing programs’ lottery system. As an LVN, he provided comfort to the sick and elderly, and gave them peace with his great sense of humor and positivity. If you ever asked Gopi what ultimate goal is, he would say “I just want to keep helping people.” Everyone near and dear knew Gopi would continue being a champion in the healthcare field, no matter where it took him.
Gopi was extremely close to achieving his nursing degree milestone. As a 4.0 GPA student, he was preparing to begin his last semester of the RN program at Butte College and was ready to graduate in December of 2020. Unfortunately, for Gopi, a much bigger problem arose.
During the first week of August, he was diagnosed with a sinus infection. This caused him to become susceptible to other complications. After having a sinus infection for 10 days, Gopi also contracted Covid -19. After having both sicknesses, he was rushed to the hospital because of a severe headache. After being seen, he was sent home to rest. The following morning, his family knew something was not right. He was taken back to the hospital via ambulance.
Immediately after being seen the second time, a CT scan of his brain was done. The CT scan revealed an excessive amount of puss and fluids which was caused by the spread of bacteria. Gopi was airlifted to Stanford for life-saving surgery on his brain. The heroic team at Stanford was able to initially stop the spread of bacteria but the damage to his brain caused him to have major complications. Gopi was at the Stanford hospital for 56 days, and after five brain surgeries and a countless amount of other procedures, he slowly started to become more and more stable.
Over the last couple of weeks, Gopi’s trach and feeding tube have been removed and he continues to get stronger and stronger each and every day. He has been moved to an Acute Rehab Facility in San Francisco and is learning to take the steps necessary to live a meaningful life.
Here is what is next for Gopi:
• A cranioplasty with a 3D printed bone flap
• A transition into home health
• Aggressive therapies
• Occupational Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Speech Therapy
As you can all imagine, something like this is extremely difficult and financially burdening. Gopi is never one to ask for anything, but he needs as much help as possible in the biggest fight of his life. We have created this account with the hopes that it will help keep Gopi financially afloat during this chapter of his life. The funds raised will go towards continued therapies, medical equipment, as well as crucial healthcare assistance.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you from all of his family and all of his friends.
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