Apoorva, from a rural village of Himachal, loved looking into mirror putting on her mother’s attire & make-up, who is now silent; traumatized by a fire mishap at her house, that burnt over 50% of her facial skin tissues. Now she does not want to remember her past, she instead tries to find life in her lifeless Barbie doll that looks pretty.
Her parents brought her to Akal Charitable Hospital, run by The Kalgidhar Society, Baru Sahib; upon hearing about the Free Surgical Treatment that was otherwise out of their reach elsewhere, both financially & in terms of distance.
Specialist surgeon’s team from Canada, during their Rainbow Mission organized a FREE camp through the Kalgidhar Society, Baru Sahib; reviewed Apoorva’s critical case carefully & promised the similar looks to her like her Barbie doll.
With the grace of God, wishes and generous support of volunteers & donors, not only Apoorva’s face was restructured through plastic surgery for Free, but also the team of philanthropic enthusiasts, the doctors, helped her gain the lost confidence in herself through counseling sessions, helping her to move out of post-traumatic stress.
“More than the treatment, at first place, it was the assurance of support, that she will be treated is what build up hope in Apoorva’s heart”, told a volunteer therapist who took her counseling session post the surgery.
Cure is certainly brought in by the doctors, but the hope came from the supporters, who played the subtle key role on the road to her recovery; there is a magical psychological recovery process which triggers in both brain & heart, driven by nature, that actually ensure that the treatments work & the patient will adapt to the cure being provided, added the expert.
Step forward now, because someone, somewhere, like Apoorva is waiting for your help & all they need is your little support, support that can spark life into them.
~ Deeksha Singh
~ New Delhi, 24th Sep '13