Priyanka has forwarded this appeal:
Would you like to help a lady who needs an immediate open heart surgery done? Laxmi Tapal, age 35 years with a very poor background, is an undergraduate and worked in the Vasant Galaxy Club House (Goregaon West, Mumbai) for several months up to October 09 and had to leave on health grounds. She was a known to many club members because of her sober nature.She is known to me for for many years as she regularly visited me for advice or counselling. She couldn't go to work in offices for 9 to 5 job plus the 3 hours traveling. However with my encouragement she did the diploma course in para professional social work from Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work, Mumbai and got a first class and the Principal and Professors highly applauded her.
But her health is so bad that after going in for a lot of tests of the heart, we finally got the test done at the KEM hospital, Mumbai and the doctors clearly advised to get an OPEN HEART SURGERY done immediately. Rs. 90,000/- is quoted as cost by the hospital and several addresses were given which were duly attested by the Cardio Surgeon and the Social Worker.
The appeal for funds has been out since December 2008 but the paper work and running about for the funds is taking too much time and the funds are trickling at a very slow pace and we are not able to finalise the date of operation. Several people gave cheques in the hospitals name. I request you to appeal your members to help by cheque in favor Dean, PBCF, K.E.M.HOSPITAL, Mumbai or help with groceries as the main income of her younger brother is only Rs.3,000/- and 7 mouths to feed. She was earning around Rs.4,000/- by tuitions, cooking, receptionist job etc and adding to her widowed mothers income which has stopped since October 2008.
Whatever help may be forwarded to me, at the following address:
Jupiter A -203, Vasant Galaxy, Goregaon Link Road, Mumbai. My mob no.9821157574, MTNL 022 28793689. The necessary hospital papers are there with me for your ready reference.
Mrs. Malti Chakraborty, (MSW)