Help a Jamia almnus to save his ailing daughter
OT, September 30, 2011 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/JMI
Vijay Sharma, MCRC Jamia Millia Islamia (Batch 1989-91) and his family are going through hard times after their young daughter Divya, 11, met with a serious accident on September 2 on her way to school at Vasundra, Ghaziabad near Jaipuria school. "She was riding a bicycle when she was hit by a drunk driver in a dumper truck. Her leg has been badly crushed and has been amputated below the knee," social activist Sharma tells OKHLA TIMES on phone. Divya is being treated at Fortis Hospital in Noida sector 62.
"Initially the doctors feared that they would have to amputate above the knee but after a series of surgical procedures and grafting they managed to save the knee. This was essential to ensure that her mobility is not altered drastically. The cost of treatment at Fortis is exorbitant and has already led to expenses worth Rs 8 lakhs," he adds.
The initial payment was raised by Vijay and his family. But Divya, a VI class student, is still hospitalized to complete the process of grafting on her knee and an estimated Rs.7 lakhs is required further to take care of the expenses.
"We are immediately looking at collecting at least 7 lakhs by October 15, the date by which we expect Divya to be discharged from the Hospital. Of this, we have contributions and pledges of 65000.00 on September 29."
Making an appeal to Jamia fraternity, Sharma says: "My daughter is still in Fortis and needs support. It is a long journey. Contributions of any amount are welcome and will make it easier, we would ask of those whose situation permits to contribute at least Rs 20000.00. We would also ask those who have contributed to look at contributing again. We think we have enough
of a relationship with many of you, to ask you of directly in this hour of need."
A facebook page has also been created to generate awareness. http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/vijaydivyasharmaa/
An appeal has also been placed in Jamia Alumni Directory.
For details of Vijay Sharma's A/c you can send email to Swami Vijnanananda Saraswati (email@example.com) or send a mail to Vijay Raman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at +91-9811345950
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vijay Sharma : +91 9868009980
Vijay Raman : +91-9811345950
Swami Vijnanananda [Saurabh] : +91-9373271220
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