Now, Aussie hope for Manjunath

15 Mar 2008, 0101 hrs IST,TNN

Perry with Manjunath and his mother at Safdarjung Hospital (TOI Photo)
NEW DELHI: On Friday, Manjunath Kalmani received a special visitor at his bedside at the Safdarjung Hospital's intensive care unit.

After reading the paralysed techie's story in TOI, 33-year-old Australian Perry Cross, who too suffered a similar injury 14 years ago, and is paralysed neck down, decided to meet Manjunath to given him hope and boost his morale.

It was an emotional meeting. Perry recounted his post-injury days in hospital and Manjunath saw a glimmer of hope. In April 1994, Perry suffered a C2 level spinal cord injury during a football match back home. After spending more than a year in hospital, Perry was rehabilitated with the help of latest technology and good nursing assistance.