- Vinamra Sharma, a senior, who met with an accident on Nov. 12, has undergone four brain surgeries.
A little over three weeks after being involved in a serious car crash, Vinamra Sharma is showing some improvement. The senior at the New Jersey Institute of Technology is still in the ICU but his vital indicators are good, according to an update on a GoFundMe page started by his friends and cousins.
Sharma met with an accident on Nov. 12, while on his way home from the university campus. “He was knocked unconscious and was immediately rushed to Rutgers University Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), several fractured ribs and neck vertebrae,” the GoFundMe page says. Within 10 days, the young man has undergone four brain surgeries. Meanwhile, his parents, who are in India, are “anxiously waiting” for their U.S. visa, the page states.
In the Nov. 29 update, Abhishek Sharma, the main organizer of the crowdsourcing writes that the young man has “started to consume some food and water, and is able to identify his loved ones.” However, he still has blood clots in his frontal lobe, “because of which he occasionally says things that don’t add up,” he adds.
Funds raised will be used to help Sharma and his family pay for all the expenses incurred after this accident. “His health insurance does not cover accident expenses, and he does not have auto insurance (he does not drive),” the page notes. “Once Vinamra begins his recovery, we anticipate more expenses for safe and reliable medical transport back to India when feasible, traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehab, and possible extensive care needs.” About $123,983 of the $150,000 goal had been raised as of Nov. 29.