NEW YORK (TIP): It is a remarkable story of grit and determination. The 16-year-old Monica More of Mumbai lost both her arms in a train accident after slipping from a local train at Ghatkopar station on January 12, 2014. She fell in the gap between the platform and footboard onto the tracks while trying to get in to the moving train.

Though she has lost both her arms, she has expressed her determined desire to regain mobility of her hands and continue her education to become a Chartered Accountant (CA). Help is pouring in by the day for funding electronically operated prostheses limbs for Monica. “The electronic limbs cost up to Rs 60 lakh. We have managed to gather Rs1 lakh but are desperately falling short of funds,” said Vishwas Jadhav, Monica’s uncle.

Doctors said Monica was doing fine and her condition was improving. “We are looking at fitting the best prostheses; however, cost is an issue. We are asking people to generously contribute to her cause,” said Dr Pradip Bhosle, head, orthopedic department at KEM Hospital. Moved by the tragedy and impressed by the young girl’s grit, New York philanthropist Peter Bheddah who is well known to be donating to charities regularly, has written to The Indian Panorama, “I am pledging a total of $5,000 ($1,250 a year) for 4 years, starting from 2015, towards Monica More’s advanced education.

New York philanthropist Peter Bheddah has pledged $5000 towards Monica’s education as appealed for help to her to realize her dream of becoming a Chartered Accountant

Every year a Check will be made out in favor of Monica More’s father Ashok More under the sponsorship of The Indian Panorama.” Peter Bheddah has also issued an appeal for help to Monica. He said, “She deserves all the help our community can give her.” Readers are requested to contribute generously so that Monica More is able to fulfill her dream of becoming a CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT. Send check in favor of Ashok More to The Indian Panorama, Post Box 190067, South Richmond Hill, NY 11419.

For any questions, please email to or call Prof. Saluja at 646-247-9458. All donations to More will be acknowledged on our website