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Lisa Dey

Circle of Solidarity

A story of compassion and empathy by Lisa Dey.

Lisa Dey had joined CG last year as Warner Bros BSV Engagement L&D Manager.

“Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.”

My Story

This pandemic has taught us many lessons which are definitely for greater reasons. We became more empathetic, more alert, more homely and above all, we learnt how to contribute to our society. Let me go back to mid-May 2021 when the whole of India, especially South India was witnessing the second wave of the Covid-19 catastrophe.

With the boom of social media platforms, I was tracking the news. Many volunteer groups were formed this time. People from all spheres surfaced humanity. I was part of many independent volunteer groups on Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and WhatsApp. Through one such group, I came across an elderly woman patient who was in serious condition.

The condition of the patient was alarming:

  • SPO2 level = 60
  • Symptoms L breathing problems and 75% of lungs infection
  • The patient was in Oxygen Cylinder
  • She was searching for a hospital bed with an ICU ventilator for two days

I started sharing the information to all possible volunteer & Covid Warriors Groups on the social platform. I tried calling hospitals as well to check for beds availability. At that time, beds were scanty, and private hospitals were highly expensive. So, the reporter said that the family won’t be able to afford her treatment in private hospitals. We tried all possible means together and finally, with the help of a few potential volunteers, the patient was admitted to a private hospital in ICU with ventilator support.

She is a strong woman who fought all odds to recover. We also tried to initiate a fundraiser as the need for treatment cost was soon, however, due to a certain lack of documents fundraiser was not activated. So many of our volunteers tried helping a bit.

On that day, if we had lost hope and given up, then we would have probably failed. I also thank the reporter, an active social worker and a casting director in South Indian Film Industry, for her endless follow-ups and updates.

Thanks to Almighty, Tulsi Devi recovered. Her family recently shared a joyful photo with us, making us emotional. As rightly said, helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person.

Sharing 2 photos with consent from the reporter and family:

The Darkest Hour                                                     

The Darkest Hour

Hope Wins!

Hope Wins!