Urgent Fundraising – Dhurgashiini (Scoliosis)



The 12-year-old girl has always been an introvert. When she was diagnosed with scoliosis in her adolescence, she became even more quiet and unsociable. There is an 86-degree curve in her spine; her parents hope that generous individuals can help them with RM38,000, so that the girl can undergo a corrective surgery to regain her self-confidence.

Indian girl Dhurgashiini A/P Balachandran from Sungai Petani suffered from scoliosis. Her shoulders are uneven. She also has protruding right scapula and tilted pelvis, which had affected her cardiopulmonary function. Besides bringing negative impacts to her health, scoliosis also affected her psychologically.

Dhurgashiini’s family members discovered that her shoulders were uneven in April last year, and her back was bulging like a roundback. She was brought to the hospital for examination and the X-ray showed that there was a pronounced curve in her spine. The doctor told the girl that the curvature of the spine has been there for a long time, and it became more serious as her spine condition was not detected earlier.

Her 46-year-old father Balachandran A/P Shanmugam said that he did not notice his daughter’s spine problem because she did not feel pain at all. He also felt guilty for not discovering this earlier.

He said that his daughter has always been an introvert,  but when she knew that she suffered from a scoliosis, she became even more quiet and unsociable. As the family is not doing well financially, they are unable to afford her surgical fee.

The family finally approached One Hope Charity for help, as well as to apply for their daughter’s surgical fee. Under the arrangement of One Hope Charity, Dhurgashiini has gone to University Malaya Medical Centre for a series of examinations, including genetic tests. It was finally confirmed that she is suitable for a spinal surgery. Her parents are relieved after knowing that.

Her father, Balachandran, works as a security guard at a primary school earning about RM1,500 a month. Her 44-year-old mother, Sarasu A/P Munisamy is a housewife. Dhurgashiini has two younger sisters aged 10 and seven.

Family agrees to allow ONE HOPE CHARITY to take charge of the fundraising and at the same time, accumulating the donations from the public. For enquiries, please contact our careline at 016-4192192 or 019-2322192.

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