Mumbai: Ever since the outbreak of the global pandemic, Sonu Sood has become the real life superhero for thousands of people. He has not only helped those stranded reach their homes but have done various other acts of kindness. Be it arranging meals for the needy, offering transportation to the labourers to reach their hometown, donating personal protective equipment ( PPE kits) to the corona warriors, or opening up the gates of his Juhu hotel in Mumbai for the healthcare workers, the list just continues.
The ‘Messiah of Migrants’ has now captured headlines by arranging a brain tumor surgery for a 46-year-old Assam resident named Guddi as she and her husband were unable to bear the expenses of this surgery estimated between rupees 2-2.5 lakhs.
Hit by coronavirus, Guddi’s husband lost his job during the lockdown. However, he could not arrange enough money for his wife’s surgery. Soonu Sood, once again lent a helping hand when the family approached him.
Taking to his Twitter handle on August 8, Sonu Sood requested the doctors of the country to sponsor the surgery.
“My humble request to everyone who can afford to help a needy. Please come out of ur comfort world, adopt a patient in any hospital near you if you can or atleast someone’s medicine expenses. If you all do this I promise you half the misery will just vanish.#wakeupcall (sic),” the actor tweeted.
My humble request to everyone who can afford to help a needy? Please come out of ur comfort world, adopt a patient in any hospital near you if you can or atleast someone’s medicine expenses. If you all do this I promise you half the misery will just vanish.?#wakeupcall
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) August 8, 2020
Doctor Ashwani Kumar, a Haryana-based neurosurgeon residing in Karnal became the first person to reply to the actor’s tweet.
“I adore philanthropic wake up call of Sir Sonu Sood to adopt a needy patient. I promised to operate one brain tumor patient per month totally free of cost,” Dr Ashwani Kumar said.
I adore philanthropic wake-up call of Shri Sonu Sood to "Adopt a needy patient." Myself Dr Ashwani Kumar Neurosurgeon Virk Hospital Karnal promise to operate one brain tumor patient per month totally free of cost. Needy contact me @ 9873933485, 8804499999
— Dr Ashwani Kumar (@DrAshwa47867629) August 9, 2020
Soon after the doctor’s reply, Sonu Sood arranged for Guddi’s travel between Guwahati to Karnal.
The lady was then admitted to the hospital on August 28 and underwent successful surgery on September 1. She was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.