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Save Little Tejal!

Tejal, one of the most brilliant kids under our care at Teresa – The Ocean of Humanity Foundation is hospitalized in an extremely serious condition since 2 weeks. She is in a semi-paralytic state and has not been able to eat or open her mouth ever since. She was being treated at a hospital in Kandivali, but after her situation worsened, we have shifted her to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute in Andheri. They have taken multiple tests along with MRI scans and sent her spinal fluid for tests. Nothing concrete was detected from the reports but her symptoms and tests lean towards Tetanus. The spasms haven’t stopped and to help her breathe, the doctors have carried out a tracheotomy surgery on her, where they made an incision in the trachea (windpipe) for a tube to be inserted. They couldn’t place the tube in her mouth as it would only give rise to further infections. Compared to her first week, there has been a little improvement in her condition, but she still is very critical.

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Always chirpy, ever smiling and constantly pinching, our 7 year old angel, Tejal is now lying on a hospital bed constantly on a ventilator, in silence, struggling to live. She recently stood 2nd in her class and she is so strong academically that we always knew she would do really well in future. It’s disheartening to see such an active child like her go through so many surgeries and pain at a very tender age.

She is not responding to medicines and therefore the treatment will take more time. The doctors have said that she will need 4-6 weeks in the ICU and it could even stretch further to months. Per day expenses at the hospital are between Rs. 25,000 – Rs. 30,000. This has come unexpectedly and the NGO is not prepared financially to take on such a big case.

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Prince Kumar Tiwari (Founder of TOHF) who is helping with the expenses at the hospital is trying to save her with whatever he can do. If any of you could help her in any way, please get in touch with Prince on: +91 9022557873. SMS/Whatsapp him if the call doesn’t get through.

You can also directly contribute your bit in the name of ‘Teresa The Ocean Of Humanity Foundation’. Here are the bank details for NEFT/Wire Transfer:  Yes Bank, Thakur Village, Kandivali East Branch, A/C No. 021288700000037, IFSC Code: YESB0000212.

Kindly keep her in your prayers. Thank you all for your kind help, encouraging words and donations. She has this amazing chance at recovery only because of you all. She is a fighter and we know she will wake up soon from her suffering.

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