Indian archers appeal for support after youth international Pragati hospitalised

13 May 2020
Dehli, India
The 16-year-old had a stroke at the start of May.

Indian archers including Atanu Das and Abhishek Verma have rallied in support of youth international Pragati, who in intensive care following a stroke.

The 16-year-old compound archer competed at the 2019 World Archery Youth Championships in Madrid. She also won a gold medal at last year’s Islamic Solidarity Championships in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

On 5 May, she is reported to have collapsed and been taken to Max Hospital in Vaishali, east Dehli where she underwent surgery and has since remained on life support.

Pragati’s sister Mansha has created a crowdfunding page on ImpactGuru through which people can contribute to the cost of treatment.

At the time of writing, more than half of the USD 34,000 goal has been raised in just over 48 hours and donations have been received from 725 individuals and organisations.

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