Weʼre raising £3,500 to help buy the equipment for stroke recovery to help my father's rehabilitation in lower-middle income country
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I am raising money for my father who has suffered acute stroke. Since last December not only his but all of our family members lives has changed forever. I would be using any money raised to purchase best recovery equipment and rehabilitation which is rare to find in India.
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"Fasten Seat Belt sign, we are facing difficult weather...an announcement like this was made on my flight to India on 12th December 2018...I wish God would send such warnings when we are about to face rough life conditions!
I remember it was the most lovely and much awaited holiday season, more so because we were moving offices and I was excited with new changes and was going to have long break with family. We, like all families in England were eagerly waiting for Christmas and had planned happy times never knowing what was in stock for us this season. I had just bought a book from charity "Coming Home for Christmas", I am never into Christmassy books but somehow I was tempted by the festivity mode and was buying lots of stuff - even though we hardly have any family here I love to present around Christmas and so just a day before I happily went and bought so many presents for my daughter's teachers, childminder, tutor, colleagues and nearly all who had touched our life and has helped us in settling here in England.
Things suddenly turned around on the morning of 12th December when my husband whispered in my ears that my father had severe Ischemic stroke with half of his body paralysed. Our life has been devastated since! He had brain swelling which needed cranictomy and cranioplasty - two major brain operations and huge medical cost of private hospitalisation within three to four months have left us pondering how long we will be able to continue. My parents both around 70 live on their own in India, me and sisters are trying to bring best care and equipments available there so that he could stay motivated and rebuild and accept his new life.
The cost has been huge burden on my retired parents and us three sisters have taken up a joint responsibility since past four months now. In India, having three girl children is a taboo, not having son is a greater taboo but my mother very proudly tells my dad "see how our girls have proved to be our sons". Our relatives say, if one is to give example on what girls are capable of doing in a country like ours we would point at you three sisters - they say we have done excellent job. While this makes us immensely proud we want to do more for dad and his illness so any support that you may provide shall help us to rebuild and relive!
Many thanks for helping us to stay strong!
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