Mangaluru: Please help Smitha Sujay Bendore to walk again...

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Mar 13: This is a humble request to the readers of on behalf of Sujay Bendore, a former Daijiworld representive, photojournalist in Dubai, who is currently strugglling due to sudden ill health of his beloved wife Smitha. The couple has one daughter who is pursuing her studies in India.

This is the story of a couple who was once synonymous for humanitarian and social work, but due to tragic circumstances, is now in urgent need of financial assistance.

Sujay and Smitha have been living in the UAE for years, involving themselves in social service irrespective of caste, creed, language and religion. They helped numerous people and practically devoted their lives to the betterment of the society. They were also active members of Billawa community organisations in the UAE.

However, the uncertainity in Sujay's job had forced the family to relocate to Mangaluru with whatever small savings they had. They opened a small laundry shop in Mangaluru which was just enough for them to sustain and educate thier daughter. They both had to work non-stop to earn their daily bread.

Things started going downhill when Smitha fell ill all of a sudden. The family's dreams began crumbling when Smitha, in early stages of diabetes, suffered a minor wound on her left toe two or three years ago. Complications led to severe infection, which in turn necessitated amputation of her toe. A few months later, the other toes in the same foot also blackened. The doctors recommended an angiography and the report showed peripheral nerve blockages on both the legs and also blockages in the arteries of the heart.

As per the doctors' instructions, Smitha underwent a bypass surgery. But the problem with the toes persisted. The left lower limb had to be amputated up to the calf. Soon there were issues with the right leg, in spite of angioplasty. The doctors did their best to save the leg. But with no success they had to arrive at the harsh decision of amputating the right limb too.

An active and lively woman that she once had been, Smitha is now bedridden, but still raring to move around like before, with the aid of artificial limbs. Her spirit is high. But there are other hindrances and constraints. Sujay has spared no efforts in tending and caring for her, exhausting all resources in the process.

During the course of the treatment, the Sujay-Smitha couple not only spent all their Gulf savings of about Rs 25 lac, but were also forced to go for some loan.

Dr Praveenchandra Nayak (podiatrist) is treating and guiding the couple in KMC Hospital, Mangaluru.

Smitha wants to walk again and win back her life. She has not lost hope. "My mom has tremendous will power, she has a stong positive mind, she does not want mere sympathy, instead she wants to show the world that she can walk again," says her daughter who is pursuing her BTech.

Dear readers, Smitha needs your help to walk again. Their humble business has gone neglected, bank loan interest has become an overbearing burden, and life has become extremely tough. Still, Sujay has tremendous hope in the readers of daijiworld.

Readers of daijiworld, who have time and again showed their generosity and large-heartedness in helping scores of families in difficult times, are once again requested to assist the couple in getting a new lease of life.

The family needs at least Rs 10 lac for treatment, post-treatment, and continuous medication.

Let's join hands to help this family smile again.

Those who wish to help the couple are requested to send in their contribution to:

Sujay Kumar
A/C No - 4742500101661701
IFSC - KARB0000474
Karnataka Bank
Kankanady Nagori Branch
Mangaluru - 575002

Sujay : 0091-8861464646


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  • Sarita & Nari, Violet - Ex-Khansaheb, Canada

    Thu, Mar 29 2018

    Hello Smitha & Sujay,
    My friend you are strong lady and god is great. We are all with you my dear.

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  • sugandhini, mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 15 2018

    wish you speedy recovery I am praying the god.I know the side effects of diabetics. take care nothing will happen.

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  • gireesh, bengaluru

    Thu, Mar 15 2018

    Really sad to know this,,
    we all readers should donate what ever is possible from our side.
    as this is for a noble cause .......
    all readers keep apart cast ,religion and political affiliations donate as soon as possible don't wait.....
    take your mobile add the account and do a transfer.
    belive me this will be big amount from our side( daijji world readers)

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 14 2018

    For diabetics,
    My fasting blood glucose used to be around 110. My physician told me that it's borderline.
    I have brought it down to 85 now.
    I had barley for 3 weeks daily.
    I am having variety of fruits before dinner everyday.
    Walking for 20 minutes 6 days a week.

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  • Nz, Mlore

    Fri, Mar 16 2018

    This article is about help for a person in need and not your diet.

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Fri, Mar 16 2018

    For helping the needy, Daijiworld has given account details below.
    and all can learn from the experiences of others.
    You can try this diet if you wish when you become diabetic.

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  • santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Fri, Mar 16 2018

    Thank you for your kind information and tips Ahmad sir..Lets put our hands together to help from our side ( daiji world readers) to donate whatever amount we can at our best. thanks !

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  • santhu biruve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Wed, Mar 14 2018

    praying for your speedy recovery sister !

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  • Sr. Leeda Fernandes., Bellore-Denmark

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    Very sad to hear this news. Praying for your speedy recovery. Dear friends please help to Smith Sijay. God bless You all.

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  • Shekar Moily P, Tulunadu

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    Really shocking news to me.I know Mr.Sujay personally and met him here in Mangalore several times after returning from Dubai.Since I am also sailing in the same boat as that of Mr.Sujay and in the deep water because of my wife's deteriorating health condition and under treatment for the past ten years,financially I can not help Mr.Sujay but I pray for Mrs.Smitha Sujay for the speedy recovery and back to walk again condition.
    Mr.Sujay I can understand your mental predicament at this stage because I am also going through the same ordeal.Even Dr.Praveenchandra Nayak has also treated my wife.But I pray for all of you.God bless you all

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  • john, mangalore,/kuwait

    Tue, Mar 13 2018


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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    @ john mangalore,kuwait,certainly this is very tragic ,sometimes one faces problems continuesly ,one by one.Otherside it is not only food lead to diabetes ,but also lack of movements,lazy sitting around and but not least ,some get from genetic.Important is acting on less fatty food,less sugar. more active life.I am not pointing to anyone.Hope this lady will be again take up her active life.wish her good health.

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  • Muhammed Ali Uchil, Mangalore

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    Really Shocking news, Sujayaji be strong ,by the grace of God she will be relieved from her health complications soon .Our wishes and prayers are with you people.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    Her positive hope will surely help her to bounce back to normalcy in her health

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    Jiska Koi Nahin Uska Tu Khuda Hai Yaaro ...

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  • B.G.Mohandas, Bijoor/Manipal

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    A shocking news. Sujay is very reserved & modest person. He never asks for help. Very straightforward person with high integrity. While in Dubai he helped me a lot to run the website

    He & his wife very very friendly and well wishers for us. I am surprised and shocked by reading the ordeal of Smitha and Sujay.

    I will surely send my help to him and try meet him asap. Thro' this post, I request all my friends in Gulf & Dubai to come forward to help Smitha, Sujay ad family. I pray God that Smitha will walk again and shall meet us all as soon as possible. God Bless

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  • JK, s

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    Wish you a good health and let God give you and your family courage to face this situation...

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    Thank you DW for bringing this to the attention of readers. We will help both monetarily and with sincere prayers. God bless Smitha so that she will walk again. God bless her family too with courage and strength to face this very tough situation. We will only gain God's abundant blessings every time we help to lessen the pain or help wipe the tears of a fellow human.

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  • Rajini Jagadish, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    I am really worried . Smitha akka you are really nice person..
    You will recovery as soon as possible.

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  • Flavy Dalmeida, Dubai/Mlore

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    Hi Smitha and Sujay,

    I could not believe to my eyes am I reading about our Smitha who is humble, wonderful person.
    Praying that you get well soon and experience the joys of being healthy again.I hope each new day brings you closer to a full and speedy recovery. God Bless you, will see you soon.
    Regards, Flavy, Novy Kelvin & Kelton

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  • Rupesh, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    Get Well soon Smitha. Diabetic is very dangerous disease taking toll of many peoples health. We should take care at early age.

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  • Divya, Manglr

    Tue, Mar 13 2018

    God bles with speed recovery.
    Get wel soon

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