Nileswaram: A rising volleyball player from a poor family is fighting a grave disease -- cancer in the vertebral column. T V Nikhil (19) is determined to fight back but needs the support of kind-hearted people to return to life and to the court.
Son of daily-wage workers Balakrishnan and Usha, Nikhil is a second-year-degree student at Kasaragod Government College. He is a resident of Pullumala, Periyanganam in Karinthalam panchayat at Kinanoor.
Nikhil had excelled as a member of the district volleyball team before his troubles began as a slight back pain. He tried physical exercises, but the pain did not subside. Later, he approached an orthopaedician. As no relief was found by preliminary treatment, Nikhil was subjected to tests like scanning, when the disease was diagnosed.
Now, his parents are penniless after spending all the money with them and sold their property for the treatment .
The youngster is at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, barely able to lie on his back. Nikhil needs help to continue his treatment. Giving hope, doctors have said that he will fully recover if all the procedures are done. Good Samaritans can contribute to the Vijaya Bank account no: 206401111000585 at the Kalichamaram branch. IFS code: VIJB 0002064. Ph: 9747808780.
A day's revenue for Nikhil
In a moving gesture, the operators of the Ponnus bus service between Parappayil to Nileswaram, via Kolamkulam and Mayyanganam, will contribute the entire collection on August 17 for Nikhil’s treatment.