Mangaluru: Appeal - Bedridden Clifford seeks help for medical expenses, daily needs

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Jan 23: A 50-year-old man, who should have been taking responsibility of his family like others, is fighting for his life instead. Clifford Vincent Fernandes, a resident of Padil, Mangaluru here, had many dreams for his family. He was determined to make his dreams a reality through hard work. Though he moved to Mumbai with the intention of searching for a suitable job at the age of 19, unfortunately, luck was not in his favour. At the age of 20, he started feeling numbness in his legs. He was advised to go for spinal cord operation. After treatment for six-long months in the hospital, he was advised to take rest for a year. Unfortunately after the operation and year-long bed rest, Clifford was not able to walk and has remained bedridden since then.

Meanwhile, he got a surgical infection and was forced to be hospitalised again for two-and-half months. As he spent a major part of his life on the bed, his family suffered a huge financial burden. His elder sister has been taking care of him for the last 31 years. He is currently staying in a rented house near Padil in Mangaluru.

In an effort to save Clifford’s life, his sister sacrificed her own family life and has been staying with him as a caretaker. People close to his family have already sold their personal belongings and assets to cover the treatment expenses for over a long period of time. Now, Clifford is reaching out to the community for financial support, hoping to continue his medicines, other daily expenses, rent and restore his quality of life.

Those who wish to help Clifford, can send their contribution to the following bank details:

Clifford Vincent Fernandes
A/C: 5132500100935201
IFSC: KARB0000513
Karnataka Bank Ltd, Head Office Complex Branch
Mangaluru - 575002





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  • Michael Andrade, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 11 2024

    Praying for him for his speedy recovery. Also giving thanks to his sister who is looking after him. Kindly mention the contact no apart from account no and IFC Code in appeal for help, so that we can send little money for the family

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Jan 23 2024

    Feel very sad to see him in this condition .Instead of taking rest in bed he should have advised to take physiotherapy ,massage etc.Now his muscles are so weak,I really dont know he can walk any more.Well ,hope is always one should never give off.Pray God he will be able get up and walkand get the help.Lets see.get well soon.

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  • Bharath, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 23 2024

    It is very unfortunate to see Clifford in such condition and imaging he has been going thru' such hard life for the past 31 yrs. I encountered with sciatica 2 months back and went thru' horrible phase. Cannot imagine clifford going thru' such pain for the last 31 yrs. May god help him in getting well soon.

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