Hit by deer, saved by social media

Social media is an easier way of getting in touch with your relatives, friends, and the rest of world through internet. Along with advantages, there are disadvantages as well. But social media as acted as a boon for a 23-year-old boy who suffered a brain injury, by helping him get back on track

Hit by deer, saved by social media

Amol Kale, a 23-year-old man, was hit by a deer, while he was working on the field. Amol suffered from a brain injury and was in coma, for a month.

Initially, he was admitted to Gangamai hospital in Solapur. The cost of the surgery would be Rupees two lakhs, informed the doctors. But Kale family who earns their livelihood by working in the forest, couldn’t afford the surgery, hence, he wasn’t able to undergo the same.

Meanwhile, some youngsters from the village, came together to help Amol through the medium of Facebook and managed to raise Rupees 2 lakh, 31 thousand.  Due this, Amol’s surgery which was a distant dream, could was done, which gave him a new lease of life.

Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Mahesh Nimbalkar, a resident from Amol’s village said, “Amol got married on June 11. He is a final year law student. His family is financially unstable and cannot afford his treatment. In such circumstances, we took a route to social media and thought of helping him. Now, after the monetary help, Amol has got a new ease of life. He is being discharged after the treatment and his life is out of danger. We were surprised, as we never thought that social media will help in saving someone’s life.”

Amol’s father said, “Recently, my son got married, and we all were happy. But our happiness was short lived after the shocking incident. We feared, whether Amol will survive or not. But due to everyone’s efforts, he is hale and hearty.”

Dr Amit Padwal, neurosurgeon,  Jagdale hospital, Vashi, informed, “Amol was treated at the right time, hence, he survived. He suffered from a brain injury. After surgery, his skull was removed. But he cannot speak yet. And after few months, he will be able to talk properly. After 2 to 3 months, he will undergo a last surgery. He won’t need any treatment, after that.”