It was the time of hopelessness but God is the greatest.

Source: Aaliya w/o Muaaz Gawai | By I.G. Bhatkali | Published on 20th May 2020, 4:01 PM | Public Voice | Don't Miss |

It was a normal day (despite the lockdown out there in our zone in the name of covid-19 hotspot town) but my life changed in more than so many ways on that day. I guess it was around 9 o'clock at night I heard an outcry of my daughter, 6yrs old. She had slipped of a small table, lying helplessly on the floor with multiple elbow fractures. It was an extremely difficult time. It is not something you ever want to see your child go through.

I ran into horrified disbelief, hopelessness, and numb at that sight. My entire family was stunned & filled with emotions and fears. We did not know what to do and whom to call for a rescue in a situation like this because no one knew how severe her injuries were until she was diagnosed. But how do we emergency rush a hospital & reaching a doctor in this lockdown was a big magnitude of challenge. As a mother I was crushed but not broken.

I ran a call to my father-in-law who is the actual hero in this entire journey. His actions, compassion & love towards his grand daughter did so much reassurance that bolstered my senses to have a regain of control over myself. He exactly knew what he was doing and why he was doing. He got the DC travel permit, opened the closed petrol pump for the diesel and he himself drove us all the way to mangalore. I was still numb sitting in the car crying over and over where my worries trauma damaged my mental state.  It never really will go away how I felt on the journey no matter how well-enough I become later. My husband & my entire family was on call the entire way enquiring the whereabouts of the incident was also a result of how-strong  we stood & the support we as a family.

When we had arrived at the hospital around 12.30 a.m. in Kundapur, the doctor couldn't take the risk as he found there were multiple fractures and the absent of pulse so we were asked not to delay and rush for an emergency to Mangalore right away.

When we reached at the hospital in Mangalore at 4.00 a.m. They only allowed me and my daughter inside the hospital. My father-in-law requested the authorities again and again to take at least my sister-in-law inside but they denied. I was heartbroken but somehow managed to convince my daughter for a surgery. At 9.00 a.m. they took my daughter to a surgery room. My husband & my family gave me strength, their words, their support gave me the courage to do what I thought was undoable. My father-in-law, sister-in-law and a cousin of my husband resided in the car the entire night & the next day in the scorching heat & they hardly ate anything during the suhur and iftar. Their sacrifices and their efforts will never be forgotten & how lucky I am to have in-laws like them. 

The hospital staff & doctors were very cooperative, approachable, caring & answered our queries and hurriedly summarized us the  medical condition of my daughter and we had been transparent & upfront regarding our prevailing situations in the town. But there are some good actors and bad actors in the society. For us the bad actors were the bad media, who are always on the verge of defaming our Bhatkal town & our entire incident in their papers were published on their own perspective for their own personal benefits and/or their news propaganda. 

I am always indebted and thankful to my in-laws and all the people of Bhatkal who stood with us during this difficult times and who were thought out with us in this incident and supported us in all ways & made these bad media actors realize their mistakes. 

I am also grateful to Dr. Siraj & his family and appreciate their support throughout this entire journey.

This truely shows our spirit of being one town. 

Thank you for all your support and assistance. 

- Mother of a 6yrs old daughter
(Aaliya w/o Muaaz Gawai)

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