Rons Bantwal for Daijiworld News Network – Mumbai (SS/AF)
Mumbai, Mar 2: A 26-year-old tribal youth hailing from Penn taluk in Raigad district, has been bed-ridden for nearly three weeks now. The tragedy occurred when he fell of a tree he had been climbing, thus paralyzing the lower part of his body.
His family is not in a position to get him admitted to the hospital, owing to very poor financial condition. Prior to the accident, the youth was a daily wager who earned only Rs 50 per day and looked after his family. His father being physically challenged, he has the responsibility of looking after his mother, wife and three sons.
Sr Irene D’Mello of ‘Asha Kiran’, a local institute, contacted Rons Bantwal, who in turn got in touch with social worker Harry S Sequeira, who visited the ailing youth and gave him some money.
As treatment in the local hospital at Penn was beyond the family’s financial means, the doctors here recommended him to be shifted to a hospital at Sion here. Since his family doesn’t know the language and nobody can stay with him in the hospital, even this is not possible.
Harry S Sequeira has now undertaken the responsibility to get him to Sion hospital.
Those interested in helping the youth may visit him at the hospital and give their contributions personally to him or to his caretakers.