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Kundapur: Hounded by misfortune, widow seeks help for her ailing daughter

Silvester D’Souza
Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (SP)

Kundapur, Jun 24:  Padma, living in Kodapadi in Gujjadi village in the taluk, has been facing a spate of unfortunate events. She lost her husband in a recent accident. Her elder daughter, Preethi, has been suffering from a rare phenomenon of brittle bones since her birth. In the midst of utter poverty, this mother of two is fighting with determination to provide treatment to her suffering daughter.

Preethi is the elder child of Padma and Sridhar couple. She has a younger brother. Preethi’s bones have been brittle since she was born. Even a firm grip would have been enough for her to feel like her bones were breaking. Therefore, the parents took the child to various doctors and hospitals, but tests did not succeed in providing proper treatment. Preethi has already undergone seven surgeries at a private hospital in Manipal. Six steel rods have been fitted to her legs, while bones in hands have also been reinforced with rods. The girl once accidentally fell while moving around, and the hand has bent on account of the road jutting out of the skin. The doctors have expressed helplessness in treating this condition through surgery.






Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, has certified that Preethi has been suffering from osteogenesis imperfecta, and that she has undergone multiple surgeries for recurrent fractures, and that approximate cost  of her treatment would be two lac rupees.

None of the doctors have been able to instill confidence in Padma that her daughter would be able to regain proper health, nor have they succeeded in suggesting any effective treatment to keep the disease at bay. The mother is always busy in keeping an eye on Preethi to ensure that she does not stand, nor is pushed by someone, and she does not fall down. Because any fall will need surgery. The doctors, who have advised the mother to carefully look after her daughter, have kindled a hope in her by saying that there is a remote possibility of the girl becoming like any other child in future. Padma, who has already spent over three lac rupees towards her daughter’s treatment, is overcome with worries, as none of the doctors have been able to promise of total cure for this ailment.

Preethi, a fourth standard student at the government primary school in Kodapadi, is good in several activities, with special interest in music and drawing. But her mother has to be her side, right from attending to nature’s call, eating, bathing, walking to school, bringing her back etc. Sridhar, who was a bus driver on daily wage basis, recently died after slipping while alighting from a bus. Padma is now surrounded by problems, and the death of her husband has cast additional responsibilities on her shoulders.

Padma has sought help from philanthropists for providing treatment to her child, as she finds it hard to even buy medicines. She can be contacted at Padma, wife of Sridhar, Janata Colony, Bharath Nagar, fifth cross, Kodapadi Gujjadi, Kundapur taluk, Udupi district. She has requested willing donors to extend possible help by remitting money to her below-mentioned account.


Bank account details:

SB account number: 7552500100849301
Karnataka Bank, Trasi Branch
Kundapur taluk, Udupi district.

IFS code: KARB0000755

Phone: +91 99453 74329


Arthur, HassanThursday, July 18, 2013
Quite unfortunate. I wish the girl speedy recovery. I have done my part of contribution. Get well soon Preethi.
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Jennifer, Vitla/BangaloreWednesday, July 17, 2013
God Bless you sweetheart!!!. You will be alright soon.. Our prayers are with you always. I have just transferred my contribution. Get well soon Baby...!
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Ramya, MangaloreWednesday, July 17, 2013
Lets all wish for preeti's speedy recovery.
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Steeve Pereira, MangaloreTuesday, July 16, 2013
Dear Preethi,

I am sure that many people will help you. I pray that with everyone's best wishes and prayers, you make a speedy recovery. God Bless you.
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Aloka Nath, BengaluruMonday, July 15, 2013
Let us all do whatever little we can to make little Preeti's bones strong to make her stand on her own legs.
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William, UdupiMonday, July 15, 2013
Do not loose heart. There will be light at the end of the tunnel. Prayers will make her as good as other kids. My contribution follows.
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Helen Nazareth, Mangalore/MumbaiFriday, July 12, 2013
Dear Preethi,
I pray to Almighty Lord to get well soon and to get contribution from the readers and well wishers. I do send my contribution to you soon.
Dear Padma, pray to St.Anthony to cure her and she will be get well soon as I too pray for her recovery.
God Bless the family.
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irine dsouza, vamadapadavu/bangaloreThursday, July 11, 2013
May God bless this child and give strength to her Mom to take care of her. God Bless.
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A.C. Gonsalves, Mangalore / UAEThursday, July 11, 2013
Reading about Preethi' condition and seeing her photos moved me to tears. Will surely make a contribution and pray to God Almighty for a speedy recovery. As every makes an ocean, I hope our dear readers will join in contributing and praying for her recovery.
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