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Udupi: Little Swathi suffers from rare disease - needs help

Udupi: Little Swathi suffers from rare disease - needs help

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi

Udupi, Feb 6: Little did 12-year-old Selvi Swathi Prasad realise that she would have to suffer a lot, until one fine day in May 2012, all of a sudden she developed a head ache with neck pain and vomiting. Though initially her father Krishna Prasad, a clerk in a private firm, thought that his daughter would be alright within a day or two, when the pain did not subside, he took her to Neurosurgeon Dr Raja at Adarsha Hospital in Udupi. After conducting CT scan of her brain, he referred Swathi to Ramachandra Medical Centre in Chennai.

When the doctors at the Centre, after conducting an angiogram revealed that Selvi is suffering from a rare disease (90 per cent occlusion of the nidus; and intraventricular haemmorrhage with hydrocephalus and right thalamic bleed in the brain), her parents were speechless.

However, without wasting even a single minute, they requested the doctors to do their best and in fact, they did.

A 7th standard student of Mukunda Kripa School in Udupi, Swathi has been a topper not only in academics, but also in extra curricular activities.

According to Dr Keerthiraj, the Interventional Neuro Radiologist, one of the doctors who treated her, said that though there were two options to treat Swathi - either open the brain and remove the bunch (formed due to joining of artery and veins in brain) or embolization, the doctors preferred the latter as the affected part was deep inside the brain and there was higher risk to life.

“Though Swathi recovered quickly, the chances of recurrence are more in the case of a child,” he said and added that there is a need to monitor the child 24/7.

Krishna Prasad, Swathi’s father, who has already spent more than Rs 10 lac on Swathi’s medical expenses has been running from pillar to post as he is unable to repay the loan he had obtained from banks as well as from his friends. In fact, he has been spending Rs 500 everyday on physiotherapy ever since she has been discharged apart from other medical expenses for medicines, etc.

He is also worried as if Swathi’s condition recurs, then he would have to spend a huge amount again. “I don’t know what to do, as I am already in neck-deep loan,” he said and added that he has not spared any stone unturned, but is unable to repay the already availed loan.

Anybody who is interested to help Swathi may donate to the following bank account.

Krishna Prasad
A/C No: 0651101053533
Canara Bank,
Collector’s Gate
Balmatta Post,
Mangalore - 575 002
Karnataka.

IFSC Code: CNRB0000651

Mob: 98442- 36082 (Krishna Prasad)

Back at home, Swathi is recovering without knowing what is in store for her. Incidentally, her favourite song is “Pathangavagi na haaraballe...” (I can fly like a butterfly... from the movie ‘Meravanige’) and “Are re re ye tho kya hua” (from the film ‘Dil Tho Pagal Hai’)

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  • Ancilla Mathias, Mangalore / Dubai

    Thu, Feb 21 2013

    Dear Mr Prasad, I have been praying for Swathi's recovery. Please believe in God - nothing is impossible to our Almighty Lord. Swathi will recover soon. I have sent my contribution today. Please note, branch name is not given. I have sent it to Balmatta Branch, Balmatta Road.

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  • Janet , Mangalore / Dubai

    Wed, Feb 13 2013

    We will all pray for her recovery, there is nothing impossible by GOD !! We all can help her and will do the sme !!!

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  • Reuben, Falnir/Manglore

    Mon, Feb 11 2013

    For man it is impossible but for god everything is possible. We will pray for her that she will be healed completly, I assure u of my paryers on this little child.

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  • Abdul Razak, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    All you people, pls send some monetary blessings. Don't be so stingy ! Today its Swati, tommorrow its our Child ? We never know what hits us when ?

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  • m. irfan, kaup/belapu

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    God bless her and praying for speedy recovery

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  • Roshan Dsilva, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Feb 10 2013

    God bless Swathi with good health & happiness.....praying for your speedy recovery..

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  • LEENA SALDANHA, BONDEL/MANGALORE

    Fri, Feb 8 2013

    Dear Mr prasad
    God has given swati in your hand to fulfil her mission. he is with us all. Help will definately come to you. believe in God our prayers and best wishes to you always. Daijiworld will help you.

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  • Sujith Noronha, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    All help will come ... Keep faith in the lord almighty.. She will be fine and back to normal

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  • dougls machado, pernal\bahrain

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    May God bless you,we pray for your good health, get well soon.

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  • Lingappa, Kuppepadauv / Dublin

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Dear Krishna Prasad,, further to our discussion on phone, my prayers are always with you.

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  • Rajesh Shetty, Mangalore/ Abu Dhabi

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    We all pray to god for her speedy recovery, May god bless you

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  • Duane Henry, Udupi/Bahrain

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Dear sis swathi,
    The world has acccepted you as daughter/sister.Jesus will heal you and eaglery looking forward to see you. We pray to jesus nothing will hinder your accomplishments.

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  • THANIYA ATTAVAR, INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL /DUBAI

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Hi, we have started with our prayers for your SPEEDY RECOVERY and lead a normal life ahead with the help of the readers of DAIJIWORLD who are supporting by contributions for your cause.
    since we went through your article.we know the pain that you and your parents are going through.GOD IS GREAT and he will do the needful in time.My father has already spoken to your Dad yesterday about our tiny support and all possible ways as soon as we saw the article.BE BRAVE AND FACE THE CHALLENGE AND DO NOT LOOSE HOPES EVERY THING WILL BE WELL VERY SOON.The people all around the world have come close to you through DAIJI and you are not alone now.

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  • JP, USA

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Don't worry Krishna prasad sir. Everything will be allright, soon.

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  • Rakesh, M'lore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    For a outlook it sounds to be: Either the cell phone is near her always or a detailed investigation to see whether she lives near Cell Tower or High Power Transmission lines including whether the Thermal Power Plant has anything to contribute in this rare affliction. This research would help to tackle further menace to anyone. I kindly request Daiji to report these 3 major points if at all they were a cause for her health issue.

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  • M.SHAMEEM. ANSARI, BENGALURU

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    PRAY FOR SPEEDY RECOVERY ALLAH BLESS YOU.

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  • Gladys, udupi/udyavar

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    may god bless you and will pray for your speedy recovery.






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  • Lloyed DSouza, Manglore/Saudi

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    Dear Swathi, look so many people are praying for you, and Almighty God always listen to the prayers of children, so please dont give up, and have strong faith on God and see the miricle happening in your life. My humble prayer to God to keep you in his love and care. Take care and get well soon, and yes keep smiling.
    Thanks D/W for the good work you are doing. May God bless you too.

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  • L N Rego, Bendur

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    Our prayers and best wishes for speedy recovery of Swathi. Mangalorean community in general is known for its greatest acts of service.This time once again hope Daiji succeeds in this mission of support to save and give hope to the family.

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  • Reshma, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    Get well soon Swathi and may God bless you.Our prayer's are with you and your family.

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  • Sunil,

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    God heal this Child , i will share the best i could.

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  • R.Bhandarkar., M

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    Preethiya Swathi
    Ninnu bega Gunamukha Aguthi
    Devaralli Idu
    Namma Namra Vinanthi......

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  • YATHISH KUMAR, ATTAVAR/ DUBAI

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    May GOD BLESS YOU and KEEP YOU SAFE.Our prayer with you for a SPEEDY RECOVERY.To one and all(who went thru this article)Let us join hands with Krishna Prasad to contribute at least a minute percentage to the recovery of this ANGEL.

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Bahrain

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    Get well soon, Swathi. I have sent my might. Take care.

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  • Sharel D'Souza, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    God Bless u Swathi. Wish u a speedy recovery and render our support. Also thanks to DW for publishing the latest detailed news and true facts.

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  • ISMAIL.K.PERINJE, PERINJE-YANBU/KSA

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    Our thought and prayer with you Swathi.May God bless you and god is great.

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  • Johnson & Fly, Barkur/Bahrain

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    God bless you and protect you all the days of ur life.our prayers and support with you.

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  • Nelson Pinto, udupi/oman

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    St. Lawrence please give her healty life, do her future bright.And also bless her perents to fulfill her requirements.

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  • cynthia Goveas, sharajah

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    dear swathi may god bless you may lord keep you safe. O lord touch and heal this girl with your will and be with her pain.

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  • Arun, Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    Let we everybody pray for her speedy recovery and also give her family helping hand who is like our little daughter/sister.

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  • Theodore & Shalet Castelino, Kanajar / Doha Qatar

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    Get well soon Swathi and may God bless you.Our prayer's are with you and your family.

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  • Abubakar Pallipadi, Pallipadi / Riyadh

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    God bless you and you will recover soon. She need contribution from all of us for treatment. let's start.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    Swathi you have recovered from serious brain disease, Thank God.
    The cell phone near you needs to be kept away permanently to prevent its recurrence along with investigation to see whether she lives near Cell Tower or High Power Transmission lines including whether the Thermal Power Plant has anything to contribute in this rare affliction.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    God is with u Swathi & prayers of every one of us are besides you. May God bless you, get well soon.

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  • THERESA LOBO, Mukamar-Sharjah

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    May God touch Swathi and heal her comletely in whatever sickness. For God everything possible.

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  • mm, manglore

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    God bless this child, i pray for her recovery.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    We are aware that DW conducts thorough investigation and publishes a request only upon finding everything is genuine.

    We are blessed to have healthy children but never know who can when be in a like Krishna Prasad is in, today.

    We all belong to one society. Lets be there for each other.

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  • R Noronha, MAngalore/Mumbai

    Wed, Feb 6 2013

    May god bless and recover the health of little girl.

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