Resilience and Love: Venkatesh’s Second Chance at Life with a Hand Transplant
After the transplant, Venkatesh had special visitors. The family of the brain dead person who’s hands gave him a new lease of life visited him. As he hugged them gratefully with love, they saw and felt their daughter living in him.
Venkatesh is now able to lift weights upto 5 KG and will be on lifelong immuno suppressive medication. Doctors say he will be able to do a majority of functions most of their routine work. Dr Selva Seetharaman, HOD Institute of Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery says “The level of function would depend on the level at which we have transplanted and the residual function before of. Around the world most such patients are able to perform most of mar hi their routine work”.
His long time friend N Deepika who he married last month exemplifies true love and unwavering support through challenging times. She says “Earlier he couldn’t take me out. I am so happy”.
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