9.2.2023. 7 PM IST
Paralyzed, abandoned, undernourished, lonely and unwanted, no family to fall back on, is what was the mental & physical condition of this non Goan lady SONI JADHAV as on 14.9.2019.
This is the link on that day when we accepted her into our shelter home from the Government Hospital.
Today after 3 years + , Soni is much healthier and can walk at times without any help in the shelter home.
Short video attached of 1 minute.👇👇
Last 6 months she has been put on Physiotherapy @ Dr Gail and Mrs Ditosa Memorial Medical Clinic Sangolda, which is showing much success and we are proud to have sheltered and cared for her.
There was times the care givers @ FMCK shelter homes where she stayed during these last 3 years went beyond their calling to get SONI to walk but without Physiotherapy it was always an uphill task.
Speaks less or never speaks and never has she complained but always appreciates the service given to her.
But that pain of the stroke was always visible to me whenever I happened to see her.
The support of the Social Welfare Department towards a Grant to our Physiotherapy centre @ Sangolda is now giving us good returns and alot or most of the ladies from all our NORTH GOA shelter homes are now fit and fine.
Can u ever believe and remember any such shelter homes for the homeless accepting such ladies with so extreme health conditions and rehabilitating them for years ?
WE DARE TO DREAM that we can go beyond our call of duty @ our rehabilitation program for the homeless.
Many times SONI gave up and refused to attend the Physiotherapy sessions as she had to climb down 20 steps at the shelter home, then struggle to enter the car as the shelter home & the Physiotherapy centre is 8 kms apart .
Then she had to struggle to get off the car to enter the Physiotherapy Clinic.
And then again struggle to go back once the session gets over .
She felt she was useless and her confidence level was very low .
But this struggle has given SONI her self esteemed back and I am sure her stability will get better in the coming months ahead.
Without PHYSIOTHERAPY, Soni might get stiff and that would complicate her movements which could make her bed bound.
Caring for the homeless look easy but those homeless who are suffering from both physically & mental disabilities, it's very challenging and tiring.
But end of the day, the results are worth the troubles and issues we go through daily .
Its these little moments where our motivation level goes up and we can sleep peacefully at night knowing that we are giving our best to the least of the poor homeless people.
We need your support in any way you can .
God bless you so much
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