On the morning of December 8, 2018, Sriharsha’s life changed forever. She is 25 years old and perfectly healthy and that morning she abruptly suffered a massive stroke leaving her unconscious and requiring part of her brain and skull to be removed in two risky brain surgeries. Her family is in India, while she is in the US, and due to her delicate condition she cannot be moved closer to them. With your support, we can ensure she gets the care she needs to return to health.
Sriharsha Thakur is an ambitious, independent woman, who always wanted to stand on her own two feet. Her friends know her as a friendly, caring and fun loving person. She comes from a lower middle class family in India and was a bright student who worked hard to come to the US and pursue her Masters in Computer Science. She had just begun her career with the hopes of providing a better life to her family and repaying her educational loans. But little did she know that on one random day, her dreams would be ripped away and life put in danger.
December 8, 2018, started out as a typical Saturday for Sriharsha, spending time with her closest friends and looking forward to the Holidays and New Year. But her friends witnessed her life completely change in a split second that morning when she suffered a massive Ischemic stroke (which is caused by a blood clot blocking the artery that leads to the brain). The doctors had to perform two brain surgeries to remove part of her skull and dead brain to relieve pressure in her brain to get her out of fatal danger. In a few months she will require another brain surgery to put the skull back in place.
The stroke has left her without speech or the use of her left side, including her neck, hand, and leg. It also affected her ability to swallow, requiring use of a feeding tube. It will take at least a year of rehabilitation to learn how to talk, walk, eat, and regain general function. She may never get back the life she was living before the stroke but the doctors are hopeful that with the right support, Sriharsha can pull through.
Sriharsha needs financial support for rehabilitation, home nursing, medical equipment, and uncovered medical expenses. We have set up this fund in the hopes of raising money to help Sriharsha get back on her feet. Every donation, however small, is going to help re-build her future. She is very resilient and we are all optimistic that she can have a successful recovery. Sriharsha, her family and friends would love for your support with any donations, prayers, and positive vibes.