All Glories to Sri Guru and Gauranga
Respected Maharajas, prabhus and didis,
Srila Gurudeva has requested me to write an update on the condition of Gaurasundar
prabhu. I have been in Bhubaneswar, Orissa for about three weeks helping to
take care of Gaurasundar prabhu.
As most of you know, Gaurasundar prabhu broke his neck in an accident in
Jagganath Puri on August 15th. He was transferred to Kalinga Hospital,
a large, modern private hospital in the capital of Orissa.
In the days after the accident, his condition was very grave. He required
an operation to stabilise the bones in his neck, and he was unable to
breathe on his own. He remained on a respirator and in intensive care for
two months. He has had several bouts of pneumonia and other complications
of his long incapacity.
His mother and sisters, all devotees, have been attending him 24 hours
a day since the accident. Some devotees have come down from Mathura to offer
their support for days and weeks at a time and their assistance and good wishes
have been very gratefully received.
In the past five months his health has slowly recovered to the point the
he is no longer in critical condition, and arrangements will be made soon
for him to be transported to a hospital in the USA.
Although he remains paralysed from the shoulders down, the doctors are optimistic
that he may recover fully from this injury, and Srila Gurudeva has also given
his full blessing for this. Gaurasundar prabhu has exhibited exceptional courage
and determination through his long hospitalisation.
We wish to express our deepest gratitude for your prayers and for
your help with Gaurasundar prabhu's medical expenses.
Due to the high cost of his care we are renewing our request for contributions
toward his hospital bills, which since the accident has totaled about
Rs 585,000 (US$13,000). Contributions in foreign currency go a long way, so
even small amounts really help.
Anyone wishing to send donation(s) to help with Gaurasundara bramacari prabhu's
please send checks or money orders in US dollars (with notation on the front
of check "for Gaurasundar") to:
Gaudiya Vedanta Projects
4589 Pacheco Blvd.
Martinez, CA 94553 USA
For further info on how to send donations write