Man helps neighbour's son get eyesight by spending his savings, borrowing money for surgery


Jayan Variyath

Despite having financial difficulties, Easwaran offered to take up all the expense for them. He saved the wages he earned through daily labour and borrowed money for the surgery.

Sandeep Krishna (left), Easwaran (right)

Marayur (Idukki): In a heart-touching incident, a man took all efforts to help his neighbour’s visually impaired son to get sight. For the parents of the boy, he has become an epitome of compassion.

Kanthallur native Saravanan and Rajalakshmi’s son 4-year-old Sandeep Krishna was visually challenged by birth. Their neighbour Easwaran (41), president of Gothrajeevika organisation under the Scheduled Tribes Development Department, brought this matter to the attention of tribal officer V Suresh Kumar.

Being residents of tribal colony, they usually hesitate to visit hospitals. However, Easwaran managed to convince the family and took them to Kottayam medical college in a vehicle arranged by the ST department. But the doctors said that they cannot guarantee that the surgery would be successful.

Though they returned in despair, Easwaran took the child to Coimbatore Amrita hospital for a check-up. The doctors agreed to conduct the surgery. However, they had to pay a fee of Rs 1 lakh for it. Despite having financial difficulties, Easwaran offered to take up all the expense for them.

He saved the wages he earned through daily labour and borrowed money for the surgery. The first surgery was held on March 24 and the second one on March 29. Both surgeries were successful and the boy got vision in both eyes.

Easwaran said that as he has no children, Sandeep is like his own child. Meanwhile, another good news was announced. Tribal officer Suresh Kumar informed that Easwaran will be repaid the amount he spent for the boy’s treatment. The officers have moved the files for this, he added.

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