Fundraiser started for Mahendar Basupally recuperating in Washington D.C.
An Indian tech professional living and working in Ashburn, Virginia met with a near fatal accident that left him paralyzed from neck down with loss of sensation and control.
The car Mahendar Basupally and friends were traveling lost control, fell into a ditch and hit a tree.
While the other occupants of the car escaped with smaller injuries, Basupally, who was on the rear seat took the maximum hit and had to be airlifted to the hospital.
Basupally, who is called Mahi by friends and family suffered severe spinal cord injuries with multiple dislocations.
Still on ventilator, the doctors foresee years of recuperation for the young software professional.
During this hour of crisis, neighbors of the family have come forward to organize a fundraiser to help the family through years of expensive and intensive recovery phase.
After spending the critical phase in the intensive care unit of the Inova Fairfax Hospital, Basupally has now been shifted to Bridgepoint Rehabilitation in Washington D.C.
Rajesh Kasaraneni, a neighbor and one of the organizers of the fundraiser, told American Bazaar that the Basupally family had been living in America for a while.
“The fundraiser beneficiary is his wife Prashanti Basupally,” he said. “The couple have two very young children and their youngest child just celebrated her first birthday just before Basupally’s tragic accident.”
Since the doctors have advised Basupally to be shifted to a rehab facility in Chicago, he would need to be airlifted. A goal of $350,000 has been set for the fundraiser for his treatment which is extremely expensive and not entirely covered by insurance. In three days, since the start of the fundraiser $92,879 has been raised to help the family wade through this bleak phase.
Fundraiser link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mahi-spinal-cord-injury-rehab-fund?utm_source=whatsApp&utm_medium=chat&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR0jk55mml6jgkbUgGqcyRVXCIEH-jRxh2gh5uBPBTsauocwUuD-bjPplOo