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This fundraiser ended on 11/09/11

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Help Pooja recover from stroke paralysis.

Pooja as she is fondly known (Prithivi Mavilla - 26 years of age) is very active and loving person. On Oct 8th, Pooja suffered a massive neurological stroke due to blood clot in the brain and this led to paralysis of left leg and hand. She is now undergoing various tests at a hospital in Connecticut. The doctors told the family that she needs to undergo physical therapy immediately to recover fully from the paralysis.

She came from India in 2009 to pursue MBA at Brandeis University in Boston. She graduated in the summer and was able to find a coop/intern job at EMC. Unfortunately, being a coop at EMC, she did not qualify for a medical benefit from the company. She has medical insurance from India but it does not cover rehab. Acute rehab would cost about $80,000. We are trying to talk to the social worker in the hospital and the insurance guys to see if they can help us out in any way .We are also trying to raise money fast as time is of essence to get her into physical therapy. Her parents and family cannot come up with this kind of money required at such short notice. Any help is much appreciated.

You can donate online through this website by clicking "Give Now" or mail your donations directly to:

Hima Bindhu Mavilla
15 Poppyfield Ln
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - 92688

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