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Our friend RD in India was a part of a very unfortunate fuel blast at a petrol pump in Odissa, India while he was on the job. He was in critical care for 10 days in an ICU unit with 60% burns and while has has his right eye completely compromised, his left eye can still be saved and with it partial vision. He is an incredibly happy, kind human being, one of those people who would text a friend's parents just to check in and it's an ultimate tragedy that he had to suffer so horrifically in this accident.
His post ICU care and recovery will be slow and painful and will need intense care for upcoming many months. The company he works for is a small Indian company and are unwilling to cover the costs of the care and so we have to resort to this. As friends we are setting this page up because if you knew RD you'd know that he'd rather be on the giving end of help. We are hoping to raise 10000 euros which would cover him for his hospital cover, his graft, eye operation and the lack of running income while he recovers. We promise to keep this page active and keep updating this with his story of recovery, As of today he can talk but is under heavy sedation and hence is at least unable to feel the burn pains. Here is the story covered by Times of India: Fuel Blast Odissa
We believe in the power of collective and any contribution at all, whether it's 5 euros or 50 will immensely help in easing the psychological stress that's currently aggravating the situation.
He is only 31 years old, has his life ahead of him and is like any person our age when the blast happened before he was heading off to a date. The reality of things is going to be tough but he has a strong social support system to help him on path of recovery.
Friends & Family of RD (Ripudaman Srivastava)
- Karuna Gangisetty
- Anwar Khan
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