Roona Begum: A Tale of Hope and Resilience from qocsuing's blog

Roona Begum: A Tale of Hope and Resilience
Roona Begum’s story is one of hope, resilience, and the power of human spirit. Born in the early 00s in Jiraniakhola village in Tripura, India, Roona suffered from a birth defect called hydrocephalus. This condition led to the massive swelling of her head due to a constant build-up of spinal fluid in the cavities deep within her brain. This put pressure on her brain, damaging it, and causing it to expand.To get more news about roona, you can visit shine news official website.

Roona’s parents, Abdul Rahman and Fatema Khatun, who led a hand-to-mouth living, initially struggled to understand what exactly ailed their daughter. Their trips to the government hospitals were in vain because they weren’t equipped to treat her either.

It was only in 03, when a journalist from her hometown took a photo of Roona and put it on the internet that her life changed for the better. Overnight, her story became viral, and one of India’s premier private hospitals near the nation’s capital, New Delhi, admitted her, free of cost, for treatment.

In the years that followed, Fortis Memorial Research Institute Gurgaon, now Gurugram, gave Roona eight surgeries to shrink her head size from 94 cms to 58 cms. Since the treatment for hydrocephalus is often a shunt inserted surgically into a ventricle to drain the excess fluid, they were getting ready to do that as well.

Roona’s story had also encouraged Nathalie Krantz from Norway, along with Jonas Borchgrevink, to raise money for her operations. Together, they had collected over $6,000 for her.

Unfortunately, that one last surgery could never transpire. In June 07, at the age of 5 and a half, Roona Begum lost her fight with life and her condition, just a month before her scheduled final operation. It was only in May that Roona had undergone a routine check-up where everything came out to be perfectly okay considering her circumstances. But suddenly on June 8th she started having trouble breathing. And before she could be taken to the hospital for treatment she passed away.

Roona’s story is a testament to the power of human spirit and resilience. Despite the challenges she faced, she fought bravely until the end. Her story touched hearts around the world and brought attention to the need for proper healthcare for everyone regardless of their background. Roona may no longer be with us but her legacy lives on.

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