P. Vijay of 8th grade is good in academic and athlete. He is from leprosy affected family. His parents are very poor with four sons. His elder brother P.Ashok, is in eleventh grade, his younger brothers are P.Karthik and P.Moorthy studying in sixth and seventh grade respectively. He participated in sports and achieved many prizes in school level, Zonal level, District level, Divisional level and he qualified for the State level long jump event and obtained 4th place. We provide all facilities to him and encourage him to get more success in future.
Darkness to light-Panchapur (Colony Empowerment)
Panchapur is a colony situated at Trichy in Tamil Nadu which was in darkness without electricity for the past 40 years. Also they lacked all basic amenities like shelter, water, food, medical and toilet facilities. Rising star helped arrange electricity connection for 7 families. We also provided grants for renovation of houses and construction of a community hall for social purposes. Smiles of happiness were seen on the faces of these leprosy affected families. Now they are socially and economically up lifted and their life is brighter and better.
Mrs. Mahalakshmi is a young widow living with her mother in Balaramapuram, Villivakkam Leprosy Colony. She has three children; two sons and a daughter. Her two sons Raghuvaran and Vijay are studying at Rising Star’s Peery Matriculation School in grades 9 and 11. Raghuvaran was diagnosed with thyroid disorders and V.Vijay was diagnosed with coxa vara right hip. Her daughter is studying in the 8th grade in a local school.
Recently during the Chennai 2015 floods she was hit by an auto which skidded on the slippery road and crashed into her. She was taken to a large government hospital nearby in a critical condition with a fractured skull and intracranial hemorrhage. The doctors transferred her to another hospital specializing in neurosurgical care. She was unconscious for several days and 2 surgeries were performed to release the accumulated blood in her skull and decompress the pressure caused due to contusions sustained in 3 areas of her brain.
By the grace and mercy of the Almighty God she miraculously recovered and was discharged from the hospital. Rising Star paid her medical expense
Mr. Ayyanar – Survives a Double Crisis with Assistance From Rising Star Outreach of India
Mr.Ayyanar is a 42-year old daily wage labourer aged living in Villivakkam Leprosy Colony. His father was a leprosy patient who passed away leaving behind his wife, son, daughter-in-law and 2 grand-daughters. They all live as a joint family and Mr.Ayynar takes care of the family, being the sole breadwinner.
He has two daughters and their entire educational expenses were met by Rising Star Outreach of India. The elder daughter completed her 12th std and is going start her bachelor’s degree in commerce studies and the college expenses will be taken care by Rising Star. The second daughter is studying in St. John’s Residential School, Poonamallee, Chennai and the expenses are again met by Rising Star.
During the end of November 2014, Mr. Ayynar was admitted in a private hospital for his Kidney Stones. The doctor advised surgery. While in hospital he suddenly developed a heart attack [Myocardial Infarction],Angioplasty was done for him and her returned home in good condition. Rising Star also took him to Sri Ramachandra Medical College Hospital at Porur, and continuing treatment is being given for both illnesses there.
Also his mother was helped by Rising Star. She is 63 years old and met with an accident while going to the temple and sustained head injury. CT scan and other medical expenses were incurred and Rising Star reimbursed her medical bills Now she is fine by the grace of God and the prompt support given by Rising Star Outreach of India.
Mrs.Kalyani a 75 old female from Bharathapuram Leprosy Colony was affected with leprosy and was treated for the same. She is also physically disabled. She lost her husband and son few years back, with no one to look after here. Since 2008 Rising Star Outreach of India helped her in the following ways.
Door-step medical consultations fortnightly for the past 6 years.
Free nutritious meals twice a day for the past 1 year
Clothing for many years.
RSOI has built a toilet for her.
MCR foot wear shoes were provided as well as Grip Aid wrist belt to help manual activities.
Self-care kits to protect her anesthetic limbs were given bi-annually.