One of our friends (CHE, BUET batch’93, ex Sher-e-Bangla Hall resident) has been involved in a tragic road accident and we are desperately looking for support. We hope you can be part of helping Shakhawat to recover from his traumatic brain injury and continue to support his family. Shakhawat has a wonderful family; a lovely wife and a 12-year-old boy. His engineering career in Bangladesh gave him an opportunity to dream for a bright future. Shakhawat graduated from BUET in chemical engineering back in 2000. He started his career in Chittagong Urea Fertilizer, an enterprise of BCIC. Then he moved to PetroBangla, the government-owned national oil company of Bangladesh.

He is always motivated by a simple living standard as he came from a middle-class family background. His life is strongly guided by the religious believes, norms and standards. But a fatal car accident messed up everything and trying to terminate his dream. On the day of September 25, 2019, Shakhawat was traveling with his colleague for official duty. Their car was collided head-on by a speedy bus. The fatal accident left the driver and his colleague spot dead. Shakhawat somehow survived but now fighting for his life. He had multiple fractures in the chest and other body parts; Traumatic Brain Injury made him unconscious. Right now, he is admitted to Square Hospital in ICU bed and in life support. He is not even in a condition to start the treatment for brain injury and broken bones. The infrastructure for this type of treatment in Bangladesh is very limited.

Right now, his daily medical bill is over $1200. Preliminary expert opinion says that he may need over $120K for full treatment. However, we don’t know exactly how much it will cost when the main treatment will start. His family is not able to raise the money to meet this medical expense and therefore we are requesting your help to save his life. Will you be able to help make this a reality? We would like to ask all people to come forward to financially help Shakhawat’s family in this situation. Can we extend our hands to make it easier for them? A gift of any amount would mean the world to his family.

Please contact Bashir Mahmud ([email protected]) for more details.

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