Friday, 22 March 2013

Shaina, a fighter from Delhi

Posted by Stop Acid Attacks On Friday, March 22, 2013

Shaina was attacked with acid three and a half years back on 11th august 2009. The reason was predictable as others- REJECTION. She rejected the proposal of marriage from a boy whowanted to marry her. She had some other goals in her life, different dreams for her spouse. But now, we are not sure that she will get married in future or not. Her dreams are shattered, her lifeis ruined.

Initially she underwent treatment at Guru Teg Bahadur hospital for three months. For the further surgeries she was referred to RML hospital by Dr Ashish Rai who has been looking after her treatments and surgeries since day 1.

In her case the verdict was satisfying after a long struggle, the accused was convicted and awarded life imprisonment from the lower court. But still Shaina’s family cannot take a breadth and rest now because the judgment is challenged in high court and she has to continue her fight for justice there as well.

We are in constant touch with her and keeping a close eye on her health and trying to help her in all possible manner. We have been coordinating with our friends to help her start working. We will also be guiding her about the care she should take post surgeries. She underwent her 17th surgery in February this year and has been recovering from it until now. With this surgery doctors have detached her neck from cheek and done her ear grafting. They took skin graft from her thigh and put it on the neck. Now she finds it pretty easy to move her neck left and right. And her face looks better as well!

Shaina is a very laborious and hard working girl with never say die attitude. She is willing to do any work within her limits from her home to support her family and finance her surgeries as they cost a lot.

She has four sisters and a brother. Eight members in total including Shaina and her parents, all of them are into stitching and various kinds of embroideries. Shaina wants a home based work as she has to undergo surgery every 3 to 4 months. And it takes a month for recovery. During this time she could not step outside. Her family members will complete her work on time during her recovery phase. She is very confident and wants people to trust her and give orders to see her dedication and help her meeting her livelihood expenses.

Note: Having a family background in stitching and an experience over 20 years, her family is expert in all kind of embroideries, stitching on clothes and leather. They can take up target based contract in the above mentioned works.

We would also appreciate any kind of financial help in form of direct donation into her bank account having the details mentioned ahead. Looking forward to every one with hope to salvage her life from dire straits.

Shaina Bank Account details:

Name- Shaina Punjab and Sind bank

A/C No. 07041000027686

IFSC code- PSIB0000704

Shaina’s Address

100 fota road.

Gali no 1. Param Hans Vihar.

Laxmi Garden.

2 number. Loni.



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