Harish Prasad was working as a manager in Narayanaguru sabhabhavana, Malpe. One day he climbed on a cement sheet to check whether the syntax tank was full. Unfortunately, the cement sheet got broken and he fell down from a height of 10 feet due to which his spinal cord got injured. He underwent surgery in KMC hospital, Manipal. After he came to know about the Sevadhama rehabilitation centre he joined the centre and was there for 3 months for rehabilitation. At Sevadhama he learnt balance skills, transfer skills, medical intervention support. And also, he got good therapy service. Soon after coming from rehabilitation centre he continues his work as a manager and does all the clerical work to meet his daily needs. He is very thankful to Sevadhama rehabilitation centre for making him to live a good life.
P Madhava Gowda from Sullia is a daily wage worker. One awful day when he was cutting tree, a branch hit him and his spinal cord got injured. After the accident though he had undergone surgery, he was unable to do his daily routine without a caretaker. He says after the rehabilitation at Sevadhama Southadka for 3 months now he is able to do 70% of his daily work by himself without depending on anyone. He looks after the agriculture work now and is planning to establish a petty shop near his home. He is thankful to Sevadhama rehabilitation centre for providing him the good quality therapy, training on wheelchair skills. He says that he was motivated by Shri K Vinayaka Rao, founder of Sevabharathi by seeing him doing all the works and running the NGO effectively.
Dhananjaya from Sullia works in timber yard and was quite happy with his life as he was able to meet his family expenses until he became a victim of spinal cord injury. One fate full day while he was working a huge timber hit his back. He had under gone surgery. Though his pain got reduced there was no improvement within himself and was completely dependent on his family for his daily activity. This made him disturbed and he wanted to do some of his work independently. At the same time he got to know about the Sevadhama rehabilitation centre. He joined Sevadhama and undergone 3 months of rehabilitation where he learnt to transfer himself to wheelchair, perform his daily activity. He got motivated there by seeing other spinal cord injured people doing their work without depending on anyone. Now he would walk using walker, transfer himself and manage his daily activity. He dehusks arecanut and looks after the agriculture work.
Avil Barbosa, who lives in Bantwala is a coolie known for tree climbing. He used to dehusk arecanut and was doing other agriculture work to meet the financial requirements of the family. He fell down from 30 feet height while climbing an areca tree. After the accident he was unable to do his day-to-day work independently. He underwent a surgery and was in bed rest for one and half year. After being rehabilitated for 3 months in Sevadhama now he is able to walk independently, without anyone’s assistance. He says he got good training and attained skill to handle the wheelchair. Now he is confident and dehusks arecanut as before and earns around Rs. 600-700/day by arecanut dehusking. He is thankful to Sevadhama rehabilitation centre for makig his life better.
Rashmi Keshav is a rural background woman from the village Dandole near Dharmasthala who is a wife of an electrician. The couple have three children studying in SSLC, 1st PUC and 2nd PUC. The family had to go through lots of hurdles to meet their financial requirement though Rashmi was helping her husband by beedi wrapping. They were not able to meet their daily expenses of the family and expenses for the education of children. Rashmi came to know about Sevabharathi from a friend of her. She says their life has changed in a good way after she attended free tailoring camp by Sevabharathi under the program Shri Durga Matru Mandali in 2015. She is very happy and acknowledged that she got a good quality training on tailoring from sevabharathi. She got skills and confidence and now she is a self-employed woman and earns 5000-6000 per week which makes her convenient to run her family. She is grateful to Sevabharathi and also, she is helping other people who are in need by training them for free of cost.
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