Help Dhrupad Walk Again
Star BY STEVEN KLATT   /   Location ATLANTA, GA   /   TagHEALTH   /   CONTACT ORGANIZER


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On July 22nd, 2017, what was supposed to be a casual afternoon by the pool with friends and family turned into a life altering day. My brother slipped and fell into the pool and fractured his neck. We could rescue him from drowning and had the paramedics rush him to ER. Two CT scans and a MRI later, we learned that his 6th Cervical Vertebra (C6) was crushed and was touching the spine. He was immediately taken into surgery where they removed the broken piece of bone and infused it with a metal plate. The strong impact on the spine has resulted in him losing all movements in his body waist down. He can lift his hands but not use his wrist or fingers.

His lungs were highly inflamed because of the water he consumed while drowning. After three days, he was taken off the ventilator. He is now trying to breathe on his own. We are thankful to God and the doctors at Grady for giving him back to us.

Dhrupad is a young kid who had an American dream to come here, be a pilot and become a contributing member of the society. Dhrupad always talks about establishing a non-profit organization to help children in need. He is now struggling each day to wrap his head around the fact that he may never be able to walk or write again. We need your prayers and support to tell him that we are all with him and he must believe in himself to finish what he started 8 years ago.


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