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Rare Tibetan actor/activist 25 year old Tsenor needs your help for treatment in order to hopefully walk again.

Tibetan refugee, Tsenor, 25 year old, Ex-TCV student (orphen), and Tibetan comedian/ theatre activist has been paralyzed! He was in a severe accident on April 30, 2011 while riding his bike to work to the TCV cafe in Mcleod Ganj, India when a heavy vehicle hit him and he was pushed off the cliff into the valley.

He was first taken to Tanda hospital in Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) as his friends were well aware that he would not be able to afford the bills of a hospital in the city but the doctors there said that his condition was beyond their treatment capabilities; he was therefore rushed to the PGI hospital in Chandigarh (Punjab). Tsenor is currently in ICU with both legs paralyzed. Doctors are doing their best and with proper treatment/rehabilitation there is hope he may once again walk. He is expected to be in the hospital for 6 months with substantial medical expense and Tsenor has no family to assist.

He arrived in India from Tibet at a very young age (orphaned) attended TCV school and has currently been working at TCV café from 9-am to 7-pm. Post-working hours, he willingly offers his acting skills for any plays on the Tibetan cause. Recently, he played the lead role in “I want to be Kalon Tripa”, the play staged by Young Volunteers on creating awareness of the Tibetan Government-in-exile elections, and also in the SFT-India staged-play, “I Bhopa Hey” on 21st Feb, which is the International mother’s language day in solidarity with the Tibetan language rights movement. Tsenor leads a simple life, makes a meager earning and has no one to look after him.

We are his friends and are trying to raise funds for him. We fear he will not recover and will remain in paralysis if he does not avail proper treatment.

The treatment is expected to cost US $5,700.00 (rs 250,000) which is a substantial expense to anyone let alone a young person who has no family to provide additional assistance.

This Tibetan talent is in dire need of support and we need to help him walk again. We are indebted to him for his contribution to the Tibetan community.

With your help, we can mend his spirit and revoke his passion for theatre and comedy, which indeed brings color and vibrance to the Tibetan struggle for freedom.

The following is a message from well known Tibetan Activist Tenzin Tsundue:

Message from Tenzin Tsundue (Tibetan writer, poet and activist)
Tsenor is essentially a rare Tibetan theatre man, making his small living out of waiting at the table in TCV coffee shop in McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala. Besides acting in the famed "Richard Gere is My Hero", as one of the 'good for nothing' Mcleod youth, he has always held the stage close to his life. He has pushed the limits of performance in the almost non-existent modern tibetan theatre, and still he has been the ubiquitous stage performer, singer, joker, stand-up commedian. He even did a hip-hop routine as a filler in a young Tibetan pop singer. I appreciate people's contribution to pay for his medical bill when he is fighting a lone battle trying to get back on his feet. He may lose his legs and never be able to walk if the medication is not done on time.
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