“We need help”

2018-06-13 06:01
Shane and Vanessa (back) with their children (front, from left) Kaylee, Krystnn and Kiaan. PHOTO: supplied

Shane and Vanessa (back) with their children (front, from left) Kaylee, Krystnn and Kiaan. PHOTO: supplied

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AFTER being told by a doctor two weeks ago that their daughter is blind in her left eye, the Durgaparsad family feel like they’re reliving their nightmare all over again.

Five years ago Krystnn Durgaparsad was run over by a motorcycle twice. She is now in a fragile state, emotionally, after another setback in regards to her vision and the family feels like their old wounds are opening up again. They would like a second opinion on Krystnn’s eye and to find out if treatment to try and recover her sight, is an option.

“After years of trying to be positive and moving on with our lives, for this to happen shows how badly this accident has affected our daughter’s life,” said Krystnn’s father, Shane.

The accident, according to medical reports, left Krystnn, who is now nine-years-old, with a long cut on her face, skull and lung damage, swelling on her knees, a torn muscle in her heart and now blindness in her left eye.

“Just recently our eldest daughter told us that the children were teasing Krystnn in school, and we know that she has been having nightmares where she wakes up and cries for me,” said Krystnn’s mother, Vanessa.

Vanessa said that, since her daughter was run over by the motorcycle, the family’s lifestyle has been affected.

Vanessa, who has had a long battle with, and still continues to fight cancer said that she is unable to work because of her condition, leaving Shane as the only breadwinner for the family.

She added that, although they are not asking for money, they could use help in various areas where problems have arisen since the accident.

“One of our main concerns are that no one in our family has received counselling since that day. My two children Kiaan and Kaylee witnessed their sister being run,” said Vanessa.

Another problem the family faces is that, from the time they laid a claim to the Road Accident Fund (RAF), they have not met their lawyer or heard from him and, recently, he has come under media scrutiny for allegedly being involved in fraud.

“We have found in the media that the man that is supposed to be helping us is an alleged fraudster. We do not have the funds to hire a lawyer but would love for a reputable lawyer to take on our case so that we can see that Krystnn receives the best treatment she can get,” said Shane.

The family would also prefer to get a second opinion on Krystnn’s eye, stating that they would love to know if anything else can be done.

“We do not want money, and even prefer if anyone helping could deal directly with the professionals that can assist us with a second opinion on Krystnn’s eye. We just want our daughter and family to have normal lives,” said Vanessa.


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