Karkala: Appeal - Help these young siblings stand on their own feet

Shivaprasad Vakwady
Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala

Karkala, Nov 22: A mother on her deathbed donated her own kidney to save her daughter. On watching this scene from a TV serial, young Pratheeksha asked her mother if her legs would get cured if she sold her kidney. On hearing this, the mother, Jyothi Salian, felt an inexpressible ache in her heart.

Jyothi's two children, 22-year-old Prajwal and 20-year-old Pratheeksha, suffered from physical disability since they were a year old. The family resides at Darkas House in Nitte village of Karkala taluk. Their father Shekhar Salian had to leave his job to look after the children.

The siblings are unable to stand on their own feet. Jyothi is now the pillar of strength and supports the family by rolling beedis. On consultation with the doctor they were told the nerves, bones and muscles have become soft and so they are unable to walk independently. In addition, the blood relationship between husband and wife was the main reason for the children's disability, they were told.

The children were born at Kasturba Rotary Hospital, Karkala. For a year, they seemed normal just like other kids, but things started to deteriorate thereafter. However, the parents refused to get bogged down and mustering all courage, decided to give a new lease of life for their children, no matter what it took.

The parents have been providing the necessary treatment to the children through both forms of treatment - Homoeopathy and Ayurveda. In addition, the parents have approached many doctors all over the state like Peenya Ayurveda Pandit, Nelamagala, bone specialists in Moodbidri, KMC in Manipal and Mangaluru. The parents have tried physiotherapy, caliper shoe at Wenlock and so on, but with little result.

It was not a problem for the family to take care of the children in their childhood, but now the two of them are adults. But they need help even to go to the toilet. Shekhar Salian left his job at a private factory to take care of his children. The children were educated initially at Arunodaya Special School, Karkala. The parents used to drop the children to school by carrying them everyday. After 4 years, seeing their interest in studies and activities, the teachers of the school suggested that the parents admit the children in a good government school. The parents enrolled them in Government Higher Primary School, Borgalgudde. Thereafter, the secondary school education was provided at home by appointing two teachers at the parents' own expense. Despite all the odds, Pratheeksha passed with a commendable 70% and Prajwal secured 68%. Now they are pursuing PUC in arts from Board High School, Karkala. The parents have appointed private lecturers and are paying them from their own pocket.

The siblings want to pursue higher studies, but the family is suffering from dire financial problems. Moreover, Dr Jayashri from Bengaluru has advised the parents to go for advanced treatment for the siblings in January 2017. The parents are ready to sacrifice anything. The family is hopeful of help from philanthropists and well-wishers.

Those who wish to join hands with the parents to give the youngsters a new lease of life may send their contributions to:

Jyothi Salian
Vijaya Bank, Nitte branch
Account number - 116601010006470
IFSC - VIJB0001166

Jyothi Salian
Darkas House
Borgalgudde, Nitte - 574110
Karkala taluk.

Contact number: 9845213246


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  • Glen fernandes , Santhur kopla

    Mon, Dec 12 2016

    God bless the family. Sent contribution of Rs 5000 to jyothi salian account.

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  • Mabel Andrade, UDUPI/KUWAIT

    Fri, Dec 02 2016

    Very Sad to see these brother and sister.I have already sent my small contribution, request all Daiji readers to help these children.Phul nathlyar phulaci pakli diyat.God will bless you and your children abundantly.As the scripture in Bible says whatever you have done to the least of my brothers and sisters, you have done to me.Hats off to DAIJI.

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  • William DSouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 01 2016


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  • Peter , Mlore

    Tue, Nov 29 2016

    Its so sad that certain associations or ex college students worldwide sponsor for building development viz. to build an auditorium or school, church or any other institution. However do we realise that if the same money is donated to people like this who are really in need then what a grateful gesture it will be?
    Zhago people Zhago!!!

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    Thu, Nov 24 2016

    Really we all have to sympathise with this children and their parents.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [18]

  • John B. Monteiro, Bondel Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 23 2016

    Very deserving of compassionate support. My token contribution is on the way.

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    Wed, Nov 23 2016

    My token of contribution rs 3000 remitted through ICICI bank IMPS.
    God Bless this children.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [30]

  • ganesh Nitte, nitte

    Sat, Dec 03 2016

    Thank you for your consideration from the children's parents

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  • Marle, Kankanady

    Wed, Nov 23 2016

    No matter what people fight for these days, but if someone needs help people in this Daiji community are the first to come forward for help keeping cast creed and religion aside.

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [33]

  • Abdul Hameed, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 23 2016

    Instead of giving lectures lets say " I will contribute Rs 1000/- or more towards the childrens fund. I am contributing Rs 2000/- towards this fund. May God bless this family.

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  • Stany Dsouza, Shanthigudde, Shirva

    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    BRAVE Parents & Children !!!!!

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    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    I Will also Needful for my side...and i m requested all of u please help in poor family....

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  • Hassan, Dubai

    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    May allahs mercy on both of them
    Pls reader come forward and help them
    Who ever help them allah will reward them here and here after

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [33]

  • Ali,

    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    Dear Daiji Thanks for Sharing this...

    Reply Report Abuse Agree [39]

  • Antony Cony D Souza, Karkala / Qatar

    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    Small acts of kindness are meaningful.

    Almost all Daijiworld readers are glad that none of them have turned their backs unto the needy.

    It is an admirable cause, showcasing the essential goodwill from the Daijiworld Leader, Mr. Walter Nandalike. He has demonstrated in the past too that acts of kindness aren't enough disabled people need acts of leadership too. Earnest Thanks to Daiji.

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  • Francis Lobo, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 23 2016

    Antony Cony dsouza, any contribution ? Lectures / prayers / advise can be later.

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  • SHAREEF, kallarbe

    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    Dear all Please help her ,this small help protect your life.

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  • Prashanth Devadiga, Karkala, Musca

    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    Dear readers, pls help to the family what ever you can, this small help will be great support for this needy family. I contributed today from small part of my saving. God bless them forever..

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  • NITHIN, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    Dear All Daijiworld reader's we did helped people in need before lets help this family .
    Lets think that we didn't had a drink or party for a day and donate some money to the needy people.
    Dear Daijiworld please keep on doing the wonderful work you guys doing.
    Please follow up on this.

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  • Thomas M., Alangar-Moodbidri/Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    Look at these Angels, they suffered a lot in their worldly life.Now after Knowing this fact all of us, it is our duty to help them whatever means possible. I pray to Almighty to give enough courage to the family to carry on their day to day life and by the help & prayers of good hearted people they will sure get well soon.

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  • ray, mangalore/ dubai

    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    God Bless the family...I will do what ever needful from my side!!!

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    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    Ms.Jyothi Salian,

    May almighty bless you children, Hope they will recover soon, We vl do the needful whatever we can. Hopefully i vl be there in india surely end of this month. At present i am in UAE i vl contact you on your contact number. Guy's help the needy.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    I salute the guts and determination of the parents as well as these two angels. Shame on us, the fully able people, who complain about little discomfort. One should look at this family as a role model to ascertain a goal in life to live on.

    My heart sank with ache when I read the girl offering her kidney to buy legs. May God bless them all with continued energy to fight all odds and succeed in their aim.

    While my efforts to do my bit to help to them in process, I place this appeal to please, please think again before getting your children married within the family. Culture, tradition and any other reason does not come to help in cases such as this.

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  • Leslie Mendonza, Bantwal

    Tue, Nov 22 2016

    Well said Ms. Lydia Lobo. Merciful and all omnipotent God has provided us with every good things and comforts in life. Yet we are not content and satisfied. On the contrary, just imagine this family's agony. As we watch in anguish, anybody's heart will ache seeing the plight of this poor family.

    If we can do our utmost to help them, let's come forward to ease their sufferings. May God bless them at this critical juncture.

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