Injured cricketer's mother seeks financial help for his treatment
The mother of a 25-year-old cricketer, who met with an accident in November last year, and is undergoing treatment at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), has appealed for financial help.punjab Updated: Feb 18, 2014 19:00 IST
The mother of a 25-year-old cricketer, who met with an accident in November last year, and is undergoing treatment at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), has appealed for financial help.
Sameer Kumar, a resident of Dhandari village, used to train at a cricket academy in Jalandhar. He was on his way back home in November last year when he met with an accident near Dhandari traffic lightpoint and suffered severe injury on his head that had pushed him into coma.
Appealing for help, his mother, Rekha, said the expected expenditure for Sameer's treatment was around `6 lakh of which they had spent Rs 2 lakh by selling almost every household article and placing their house on mortgage, besides Rs 2 lakh were contributed by Sameer's friends.
Stating that Sameer's father was a labourer, who was also ill for the past three months, leaving them with no source of income, Rekha urged the city residents to help them in cash or kind as they still needed several lakhs to complete Sameer's treatment.
Sukhdeep Singh Jhawar, associate professor, department of neurosurgery, CMCH, said, "Sameer sustained a severe injury at the back of his head. Treatment for such injuries is quite prolonged and an operation was also conducted as part of the treatment.
The patient remained in coma for a month. He is still under treatment, and cannot interact or change positions on his own. Recovery for such injuries usually take eight months to one year, and his treatment would require another Rs 2 lakh. His condition is improving but is not stable yet."
Residents wishing to donate can contact Sameer's parents at 9780-162-122 and 9780-425-854
First Published: Feb 18, 2014 18:59 IST