Mahendra Ahirwar from a village in Madhya Pradesh, whose head hung upside down, got a new lease of life due to the life changing surgery.
Because of his condition, he had to rely on his mother for every chore. He couldn’t go to school or play with his friends. Though his parents took him to many doctors, nobody could help.
“It was tragic. While everyone was looking to help, no one was actually doing anything. So there and then, I got out my laptop, found a crowd-funding website and created an account,” she said.
Dr Krishnan said, “When I met Mahendra for the first time what surprised me the most was the neglect of his condition for 12 years without a diagnosis let alone treatment. The main problem that faced Mahendra was the anesthesia.”
Dr Krishna added that there may be a need for further surgery in future but that will be determined by his neck stability once the neck has successful fusion.