Suguna is from the popular Sankara campsite of Gudiyattam. Suguna used to make her living by farming sugar as a part of work for the government. She would work day in and day out in the fields to support her daughter. Her husband passed away just a few years ago, which put the pressure of supporting her daughter completely on her. At first, this wasn’t too difficult but got increasingly difficult as Suguna got older. Eventually, soon after Suguna’s daughter completed her 12th standard, Suguna married her off as she was not able to take care of her.
The situation only became worse when Suguna began to lose her eyesight around five years ago. This was before her daughter was married and Suguna still had to provide for her. Suguna tried to keep pushing on at work in order to put food on the table, but that became increasingly difficult. Soon, she was unable to see much and was forced to quit her job. Because of this, Suguna couldn’t provide for her daughter anymore and had to send her to another family.
Even though Suguna no longer had anyone to provide for, she was struggling on her own doing simple tasks such as cooking and it
became very hard for her to take care of herself. She desperately wanted an answer to her problems and did not think she would get one. Finally, because she was so frustrated with the state of her vision, Suguna went to the local Gudiyattam hospital to get her eyes checked. There they realized that she would need a cataract surgery but Suguna was unsure of whether or not she could pay for it.
The doctors at the Gudiyattam hospital recommended that Suguna try the Sankara Eye Hospital. She wouldn’t have to pay a penny and would get a quick diagnosis and treatment. Suguna was instantly hopeful that she could be helped at Sankara. After learning this information, Suguna went to the Gudiyattam campsite and attended the Sankara camp. There she was able to voice her issues and get on a bus to the hospital. At the hospital, after some preliminary checks, she was deemed fit for surgery. The entire process took her around three days and she has now fully regained her vision. She is very grateful to Sankara and all that it has provided. She hopes to get back to work soon.
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