I am Yashodha Jayarathne, 24 year old. I call myself an ambitious, young srilankan woman yet physically handicapped and I am writing this to seek financial assistant for my correctional surgery. Here is my story.
DIAGNOSIS OF DISEASE AND ITS BACKGROUND
In 1997, I contracted Leukemia and I received treatments from Cancer Hospital – Sri Lanka, for about two years. In the midst of treatments for Leukemia I suffered paralysis of both legs and became wheelchair dependent.
In or around the year of 2001, I was diagnosed with right hip dislocation and in 2005 yet again with a spinal disorder known as kyphoscoliosis. In spite of these major physical impairments, I learnt to cope up with my day-to-day activities. However, spending years with numerous physical hardships gradually deteriorated my health condition and I started experiencing chronic pain and discomfort including breathing difficulties and trouble maintaining sitting and sleeping positions which has led to a life threatening condition. As a result, I resorted to local medical practitioners but found no favorable option.
Due to the progression of this condition, I consulted Dr. Sajan Hedge, an Indian doctor attached to Apollo Hospital – India. After closely examining my situation he decided that the abnormal curvature of my spine and dislocation of my hip could be corrected by way of performing two surgeries. And he replied along with the estimated cost amounting to Indian Rupees 1,700,000/- [Approximately LKR 4,500,000/- and USD 36,000/-].
This projected cost exceeds way beyond our financial capabilities. As we don’t have a fixed abode, we are living in a renting house. My father deserted us a long time back and he hardly maintains any connection with us. My youngest sister is still schooling and my mother has to incur expenses for her studies. We do not have other means of income apart from my mother’s monthly pension allowance.
I was destined to a hapless fate but life has taught me to move on. I wish to live my life to the fullest improving on my abilities thus surpassing my disabilities. With every passing day I feel more ambitious as I yearn to live a normal life I once used to live.
I herewith attach my medical reports and photographs indicating the sickness as proof for my critical condition. So far I have managed to collect USD 21,000.00 by means of donations. But yet there is a deficit of USD 15,000.00. I would be grateful if you could lend me financial assistance to cover up the deficit. This is so requested in achieving my ultimate dream to lead a normal life. Even the smallest donation towards brightening my future will be greatly appreciated.
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