17-year-old Radhika lost her legs in train accident but pursues her dream

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Thiruvananthapuram: The train accident that snatched away Radhika’s legs could not hamper her will to aspire for a bright future. Even while undergoing acute pain of amputated legs, her concerns are about the practical examinations of the Plus Two that she had missed due to the accident.

Her dream was to become an army officer after studies. Though it could not be possible anymore, she has set her heart to be an English teacher. She believes that if she could recoup her life after a dreadful accident, she can also achieve whatever she aims for. Her words comes when she was lying in the 20th ward of Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.

PR Radhika (17), a native of Puranattukara in Thrissur, fell into the railway track from Neyyattinkara railway station. The left leg has to be amputated below the knee along with the foot of the right leg. Radhika had reached Neyyattinkara with her family to attend the birthday celebration of a relative.

When the train arrived, Radhika ran to board the train along with her brothers. But, unfortunately, she fell onto the track and her legs came under the wheels. Radhika said that she could feel only numbness when one of the wheels crushed her legs. Instantly, the station was plunged in screams and people rushed to a nearby hospital to save Radhika. Her mother Manjula said that Radhika remained calm even when the doctor informed that her leg has to be amputated.

Radhika had lost her father when she was only five years old. Manjula had struggled hard to raise her family with three children. Without a home of their own, the family is staying in a relative’s house. She needs at least Rs 15 lakh to fix an artificial leg and foot for Radhika. The family has no clue from where they will manage such a huge amount. A bank account has been opened in the name of Radhika at the Puranattukara branch of Canara bank with Account number: 110038163066, IFSC: CNRB0014555

Mobile number of Manjula: 9142914075

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