Bedridden for 7 years, Ramjith passes plus two with flying colours
Alappuzha: Ramjith is completely bedridden from the last 7 years. Though he is paralysed below waist, he prepared for plus two examination. He attended the exam on the wheelchair. When the result came out, Ramjith surprised everyone by clearing the exam with high marks.
“I want to continue my studies. But I don’t know how I could do it,” said 23-year-old Ramjith, a native of Karuvatta here.
Ramjith was paralysed after getting injured in an accident on May 19, 2013. During the summer vacation after SSLC examination, Ramjith had fallen from a tree and suffered a severe injury on the spinal cord. Following this, he was paralysed below waist. He was taken to many hospitals for treatment. After months of long treatment, he underwent physiotherapy. Finally, he was able to sit on the bed. But during this period, both legs became too weak and became immobile.
Ramjith cleared SSLC examination by scoring A plus in two subjects. When his friends joined Plus Two, he was busy with his treatment from one hospital to another.
Two years back, he joined plus one in Karuvatta NSS Higher Secondary School. He continued his studies completely at home. His teachers and classmates helped him to clear doubts about the lessons.
“I can not use the pen as my fingers are not flexible. So I appeared for the exam with the help of a scribe,” said Ramjith.
His father Ramankutty is a retired ED postman. For many years, the family was living in rented houses. A year ago, they constructed a house with aluminium sheet as roof. Ramjith’s family, including his parents and brother, are living in the small house.
The family had spent lakhs of rupees for Ramjith’s treatment since 2013. He is surviving with the support of many medicines.
Though the family is facing a huge financial crisis, Ramjith used to share his dream to continue studies. But the problem of immobility and financial issues refrain him from pursuing his dreams.