Avrin's life a beacon of hope

Published: 29th March 2013 08:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2013 08:34 AM   |  A+A-

Avrin D’couthy has survived more than a thousand dialysis transfusions through sheer will power. Today, at the age of 58, she remains young and agile like a teenager.

She was previously settled in Bahrain with her family, when she was diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension at the age of 36.

It was paradise lost and regained for Arvin when she lost her eyesight owing to increase in sugar levels. She underwent a cataract surgery and regained her eye sight.

Her struggle with life did not end there, as she survived a massive stroke which resulted in the paralysis of her right side. Avrin was later diagnosed with a kidney failure.

“To my horror, the doctors diagnosed that one of my kidneys had completely stopped functioning. And I was left totally confused and helpless,” said Avrin.

“As it was difficult to meet the expenses abroad, doctors advised me to move to India and continue my treatment,” she said.

Her family moved to India by June 13 and she got admitted to a private hospital where she had to undergo a lot of bitter experience. She had internal infection, owing to unhygienic hospital surroundings.

“By December 23, 2012, I was shifted to the ICU and was on the verge of death.

We had to leave the hospital, as I felt things would turn worse. This decision saved my life for sure,” she said.

The doctors at the current hospital identified that both her kidneys had stopped functioning, and an internal bleeding was detected in one of the kidneys.

 “I desired to live. The support I got from my family gave me hope to live. The hospital atmosphere provided me with a positive energy,” she said.

She now has plans to take classes in hospitals for all those who have lost hope. She wants to convey a message that people should never give up. She also wants to raise funds for the poor.


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