Support for Bhai Charanjit Singh Jee

IMG-20180728-WA0038.jpg Inderpal Singh
Troy, Michigan, US
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Bhai Charanjit Singh, the Bhai Sahib at Norwalk Gurdwara in Connecticut was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome in early September 2018.  He was previously the Bhai Sahib at Rochester Hills Gurdwara in Michigan.

He is currently bedridden on a breathing/feeding tube with ascending paralysis. He needs everyone blessings right now for his peaceful mind and high spirit and for chardikla.

He has three children in high school and college who need our support.  Funds will be distributed by Dasvandh Network to a trustee who will primarily directly pay for the major expenses below.

Funds raised will be used for:

- Monthly rent for 8 months ($1,200 x 8 = $9,600)

- Medical Expenses ($4,713 of bills have already arrived)

- Monthly Groceries ($300 x 8 months = $2,400)

- Car Payment ($749 x 8 months = $5,992 (this is based off of a $28,000 car loan of their existing vehicle, and will allow Bhai Sahib to get to rehab as well as the kids to travel to school)


Please note - if medical expenses are deferred, forgiven or deemed by financial advisors that they should not be paid, the funds will be used towards the children's college tuition and books.

Note as of 12/15/2018 - it appears as though a suitable apartment in their area will cost $1600 / month (vs. $1200 per month) - and we are striving to cover a year of their rent (vs 8 months), so have revised the goal upwards slightly to partially cover these changes.  However, we will provide a meaningful update in January once a lease has been signed.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (WebMD):

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a problem with your nervous system. It can cause muscle weakness, reflex loss, and numbness or tingling in parts of your body. It can lead to paralysis, which is usually temporary.

Most people recover, even those with severe cases. In fact, 85% of people with GBS make a full recovery within 6 to 12 months. Once you get better, the chance of it returning is very small.

Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) can happen to anyone, but it’s most common in people 50 years old or older.

No one’s sure if a germ or virus, like the Zika virus, causes GBS . It could be that some illnesses alter your nerve cells, so your immune system starts to view them as threats. Others think your immune system forgets which cells it shouldn’t attack.

It usually shows up a few days or weeks after a cold, stomach virus, or the flu. In rare cases, surgery or vaccinations can trigger it. You may hear your doctor mention “campylobacter.” That’s a type of bacteria associated with GBS.

When you have it, your immune system begins attacking your nerve cells. That weakens their ability to send signals to your brain. And your muscles then can’t respond to nerve signals. As a result, your brain gets fewer messages to your body.

Symptoms

Guillain-Barre syndrome strikes quickly. You usually feel it first in your arms and legs. You may notice muscle weakness or a “pins and needles” tingling in your hands and feet, which later moves toward your midsection. You may also feel unusually tired. Your reflexes may slow.

Some people feel only a mild weakness. Others become almost entirely paralyzed and struggle to swallow or breathe.

  • 11/25/2018

    Thank you for your incredible support!

    The family would like to thank the sangat from Michigan and Connecticut for their generosity.  The support from over 78 different donors to cover housing, auto and other needs for up to eight months will be of tremendous help.

    The kids recorded a short video to say thank you which can be found on the project page at:  https://dvnetwork.org/projects/support-for-bhai-charanjit-singh-jee

     - Inderpal Singh on behalf of the family

  • 11/11/2018

    Bhai Sahib and Goal Update

    Over the past two weeks, Bhai Sahib has been taken off of the ventilator and is now able to convey his desires.  For the time being, they will remain in the Southington, CT area while Bhai Sahib will participate in outpatient rehabilitation.  The hope is that he will be released from his current hospital in Demcember or January.  So we are now searching for an apartment in the Southington, CT area.

    We continue to look to support the family for the first eight months in 2019, and by that time we will learn much more.

    The goal has been updated to add in the car payment so that Bhai Sahib can attend his rehabilitaition sessions and the kids can get to school.  We have removed the $700 of miscellaneous charges, as we are focused on this particular fundraiser on the major expenses the family will incur.

    Thank you for all of your support!

    ~ Inderpal Singh on behalf of the family.

Name Donation Date
$350.00 February 2019
Harmahender Singh $200.00 January 2019
Jaswant Bagga $1,000.00 January 2019
Aman Singh Pahwa $1,000.00 January 2019
Anonymous $50.00 January 2019
Anonymous $500.00 December 2018
Anonymous $108.00 December 2018
Trilochan Singh $50.00 December 2018
Mohinder K $150.00 December 2018
Anandpal Singh $486.00 December 2018
Harjaneet Bedi $1,000.00 December 2018
Anonymous $1,000.00 December 2018
Harminder Nagra $200.00 December 2018
Anonymous Donor $947.00 December 2018
Anonymous Donor $276.00 November 2018
Parmjit Sandhu $250.00 November 2018
Lokesh Dani $50.00 November 2018
Ajmel Dulai $100.00 November 2018
Kulbir singh Saini $250.00 November 2018
Anonymous $200.00 November 2018
S. B. $250.00 November 2018
Anonymous $25.00 November 2018
Brijender Uppal $2,000.00 November 2018
Manvinder Grewal $500.00 November 2018
Tejasvir Singh Rekhi $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Satinder Singh $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $50.00 November 2018
Anonymous Donor $110.66 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
P. M. $200.00 November 2018
P. M. $50.00 November 2018
Anonymous $250.00 November 2018
Heavendeep Sidhu $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $50.00 November 2018
Gurinder Sodhi $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Sarbjeet Sidhu $250.00 November 2018
Gurman Minhas $101.00 November 2018
Jasvir Singh $500.00 November 2018
Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Foundation Norwalk CT $1,941.00 November 2018
Balbir Singh $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous Donor $160.00 November 2018
Jaswinder Singh $125.00 November 2018
Ravinder Singh $200.00 November 2018
Nachhattar Rangi $100.00 November 2018
Gurcharan Singh $400.00 November 2018
Gurmeet Bedi $500.00 November 2018
Manohar Singh $1,000.00 November 2018
Naginder Deep Bedi $100.00 November 2018
Paramjot Bedi $200.00 November 2018
Anonymous $500.00 November 2018
Rajinder Minhas $500.00 November 2018
Kamal Lehal $500.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Kamaljit Singh Virdi $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Heminder Singh $50.00 November 2018
Anonymous $250.00 November 2018
Mandeep Singh $500.00 November 2018
Dalbir Singh $400.00 November 2018
Manmeet Kaur $350.00 November 2018
Andy Ubhi $400.00 November 2018
Harvinder Singh $100.00 November 2018
H. K. $100.00 November 2018
Inderjeet Ubhi $250.00 November 2018
Mandeep Singh $100.00 November 2018
Balbir Gujral $250.00 November 2018
Anonymous $50.00 November 2018
N. K. $50.00 November 2018
Rajinder Gill $100.00 November 2018
K. R. $100.00 November 2018
Baljit Kahlon $100.00 November 2018
Sukhvir Bhatti $50.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
G. S. $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $95.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Jatinder Batra $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $25.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
mohkam singh $100.00 November 2018
Charan Virk $200.00 November 2018
Anonymous $75.00 November 2018
Amarinder Kaur $1,000.00 November 2018
Daljeet Sodhi $100.00 November 2018
JP Singh $500.00 November 2018
Anonymous $200.00 November 2018
Gagandeep Singh $100.00 November 2018
Anonymous $100.00 November 2018
Sukhdeep Singh $51.00 November 2018
Anonymous $25.00 November 2018
Anonymous $250.00 November 2018
Shalloo Thukral $250.00 November 2018
Sangat of Sikh Society of Michigan Sterling Heights, MI $350.00 November 2018
Arvinder S Sibal $250.00 November 2018
Varinder Dhawan $250.00 November 2018
Navtej Singh $1,000.00 November 2018
Sukhmani Kaur $250.00 November 2018
Kabir Singh $500.00 November 2018
Raminder Dhadli $2,000.00 November 2018
Harpal Singh $1,000.00 November 2018

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