Mangalore: Young Rakshitha seeks support to regain eyesight

Mangalore: Young Rakshitha seeks support to regain eyesight

Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Nov 14: The eye is perhaps the most important part of the human body. One can imagine the impact it might have if a person loses eyesight. Blindness by birth is one thing, but losing one’s vision as a youngster is indeed unimaginable.

However, this is what Rakshitha, a student of St Agnes High School, studying in class 9 is experiencing. She is a resident of Bondanthila Padu Post, Neermarga, and lives with her parents Sundar Poojary and Janaki.

The problem started some eight years ago when she was suffered from eye pain and consulted a local doctor. The doctor gave her some medicines, which caused reactions and she was left with boils on her whole body, while the eye pain, which was slight, still continued. She later underwent treatment at Father Muller Hospital for four months.

Later, when she was in the fifth standard, she began suffering from headaches and consulted the doctor and again the medicine caused reactions and she slipped into a coma for a few months and was in a critical condition. 

She lost her eyesight as a result of the side effects of the medicines. Later, after treatment and surgery, one eye was fitted with a temporary lens she regained vision to some extent. If she can undergo complete eye surgery at a cost of approximately Rs 5 lac, her eyesight is likely to be normal like before.

But due to financial difficulties, her parents have been unable to get the surgery done. She is under treatment at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.  The treatment will be conducted in stages. This has already started and will take a few months to complete. Eye drops have been recommended, which are also expensive.

The total estimated amount for her treatment stands at Rs 5 lac.

Philanthropists, individuals, organizations and others are earnestly requested to contribute to the cause and help young Rakshitha regain her vision and life.

Bank Details:

Vijaya Bank
Account Holder: Sundara Poojary
Account No.: 123801011000478
Neermarga branch
Pedamale Post
Mangalore - 575029

IFSC: VIJB0001238

Residential Address:

House No 2-184(6)
Kapettu Site
Bithupade House
Pedamale Post
Mangalore - 575029


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  • hazel, dubai

    Thu, Nov 28 2013


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  • ronald d'costa, Puttur-Mangalore-Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 19 2013

    Hi Rakshitha very great evening,I will pray to god to get your eyesight back very soon,all of us stand by you in this difficult situation,don't worry be happy,i will do little help ok.

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  • Well wisher, Bellore

    Sat, Nov 16 2013

    Get well soon Rakshitha. Let us do what we can for you.

    God bless.

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  • Jessi, mangalore/kuwait

    Fri, Nov 15 2013

    As i requested earlier, Daiji should take initiative to open a bank account in their name, so all those who wish to contribute may do so to that account, and from there it should be disburssed to the right needy people after verifying their home conditions.
    I request Mr.Walter Nandalike and his team to open the account immediately.

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  • Jessy, mangalore/kuwait

    Sat, Nov 23 2013

    I dont understand why so many people have ticked the column disagree. I requested DAIJI to open account in the name of DAIJI and not in the name of rakshitha.
    People have misunderstood my msg.
    If daijiworld open a bank account in their name, it will benefit for all those to remit funds from abroad and they will know that it will reach to the right hands and will be disbursed to the needy people.

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  • Ro,

    Fri, Nov 15 2013

    Perhaps they should try Sankara eye hospital In Shimoga .(This is not same as Sankara Nethralaya). Non profit hospital where majority of treatment is provided free to needy patients)
    Thirthahalli Road
    Shimoga - 577202
    Ph : 08182 - 222099 / 100

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  • S Shetty, Udupi

    Thu, Nov 14 2013

    I did the best with what I could do. Wish this girl a bright future.

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  • K M Prasad, Mangalore/SaudiArabia

    Thu, Nov 14 2013

    Heartfelt appreciations to Daiji team for doing such a noble service to the needy. May God bless Rakshitha eyesight and a bright future ahead. Thanks to Daiji for providing an opportunity for me and other like minded well wishers to humbly repay a bit towards our debt to the society.

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  • valerian rodrigues, ujire

    Thu, Nov 14 2013


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  • Nazeer, Bajpe

    Thu, Nov 14 2013

    It is sad to see there are very few comments from our readers. I request all the Daiji readers to help this girl

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  • capt.KrishnaDev, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 14 2013

    To all the people who have been contributing to the needy ones.Its said in the Holy book of Christians,The Holy Bible, that on the Judgement Day, You will be not be judged on the wrong doings you did , but on the charity you did while you were living.I still remember the very great Hymn sung by the St.Andrew's Church Choir "Whatsoever you do", which touched my heart very much.I am a Indian Army Veteran, and have seen a lot of selfless service done by Christians at remote corners of India and else where.I request all the readers of this article to come out and help the young lady Rakshita to get back her sight.The Almighty will bless you all specially Daijiworld fraternity abundantly.

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Thu, Nov 14 2013

    I feel happy from Daijiworld and their support for this family and towards humanity. Young Rakshita sure will get the required help and the eye sight too. 'GOD' bless Rakshitha.

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  • Lydia Lobo, Kadri

    Thu, Nov 14 2013

    Oh God ! Here we are lamenting having lost Sowjanya, Sowmya and Rakshita but there are several more in need of our support else they will either perish or live a life that is equal to not existing.

    Lets be there for this Rakshita -someone else will be there in our need !

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  • R Noronha, Manglore/Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 14 2013

    Very sad,.. Get well soon, God may give your eyesight back.

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