Pulwama: Lone bread earner of his family including old and frail mother, Shabir Ahmad Wagay of southern Pulwama district is paralyzed and confined to wheel chair for past nearly a year.
Resident of remote Abahama village, Shabir’s life took an ugly turn after he fell from a wallnut tree severely damaging his spinal cord, last year. He is on a life saving treatment ever since.
His family is struggling to arrange at least rupees 6000, each month, for his treatment.
Shabir badly needs support for his life saving treatment says his wife, while appealing people to donate generously.
Shabir’s critical injury has left the family starving in absence of any income.
Shabir can’t even go to the toilet on his own and needs support round the clock.
He suffers from an unbearable pain most of the times, says his mother. She makes a fervent appeal to people for help so that his son recovers from a critical injury and feeds the family.
The 32-year-old man used to feed his family including a minor daughter by doing some government works as a labourer and thrashing wallnuts.
But after the tragedy struck the family, the government even did not come forward for help, says his wife.
She was forced to make several visits to the social welfare office Pulwama to complete documentation for nominal monthly cash relief offered to disabled people by the government but finally, the officials did not entertain Shabir’s application form, his wife, told Curtian Raiser.
Shabir also complained about apathetic attitude of department and said that the officials rejected his application form even after his wife completed all the necessary formalities.