At approximately 4:45 a.m. on
May 31, 2011,
bus (operated by
Skyexpress Inc.) which was bound for New York ran off the side of the road and overturned in Virginia. The accident claimed the lives of five passengers and injured several.
Unfortunately, Pratik Chhetri and his mom, Geeta Chhetri were caught in this tragedy. Due to the impact, Pratik suffered some fractures on his thoracic vertebrae but thankfully, there appears to be no other significant internal damage at this time. His mom, however, suffered severe spinal cord injury. She is conscious and out of danger, but the extent of the damage to her body is yet to be evaluated. As of now, she has limited mobility in her arms and although she has sensation in her legs, she is unable to move them. She is currently breathing with the support of a ventilator. Both Pratik and his mom are currently being treated at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksberg, Virginia.
As an international student from Nepal with limited financial resources, Pratik needs our help. His sister (who is a nurse in Nepal) is in the process of coming to the U.S. in order to take care of them as
well. In addition, Pratik's health insurance will run out soon.
Hence, a fun
n Pratik and his mom’s name to help their family defray these expenses. All donations are made through paypal.
Please keep Pratik and his mom in your thoughts and prayers and support them in this time of distress.