Brijesh Yadav, a young gymnast from Gorakhpur was preparing to bag a gold in the national school championship in Agra. Unfortunately, on 10th October, while practising Brijesh broke his upper spine. He had missed a step while completing a move called the ‘double front’ and landed on his neck. Being financially weak, his parents could not afford the operation. To get help, they launched an online campaign on a crowdfunding website, urging people to contribute.
Bollywood star, Akshay Kumar, who is shooting for a film in Mathura sent a personal message to the 17-year-old Brijesh and offered financial help on hearing about the incident. Akhilesh Yadav, who was also in Mathura, met with the actor and heard of this incident. The benevolent CM of Uttar Pradesh, immediately came forward and offered financial support for all his future treatments. On hearing this overwhelming response, both Brijesh and his parents were overwhelmed. They now have a hope of saving Brijesh’s life.
Akhilesh Yadav immediately ordered the DM for a full report of the incident. Brijesh was paid a visit by the SDM at 2 A.M at Paras Hospital, where he is admitted. By 4 A.M, the report was complete and submitted to the Chief Minister. On his orders, the state government has with immediate effect taken on the full expenses of all future treatments of Brijesh.
After this filmy twist, in Brijesh’s life, a lot of help is pouring in for Brijesh. Even people from overseas have made donations for this young boy.
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