According to New Indian ExpressKurian is a well-built, muscular man but confined to his bed for two and a half years after a fall that left him paralyzed from chest to toe.
“I know the amount is less. But it’s not about the money. It’s more about the hope. Someone else will need it more than me during the lockdown and crown.” , Kurian said.
But hopeful, Kurian wasn’t always so optimistic about hope. Kurian described the journey that ended him confined to the limited space of his bed.
He worked as a gas welder for six years in the Gulf and had to return home due to his father’s critical condition.
He took out a loan to repair his house, to build a road to his house in Chuliyodi in Kallar panchayat, as they had to cross a narrow and dangerous hill path to get to the house.
He had started a cement brick manufacturing unit to remain financially independent and was planning to marry his girlfriend up her sleeves when on Christmas Eve 2017 as he was driving home he slipped off the trail narrow and would have dropped 15 feet.
He slipped, landed on his back when a boulder fell and crashed into his chest. The accident numbed the sensation under his chest.
Disappointed, he had tried several times to end his life. The last time he hired a hit man to pass it off as suicide. Along with two unsuccessful attempts to die, he had also decided that if things didn’t go according to his plans, he would give up his attempts to die.
“I have decided that if the killer does not show up, I will never try to end my life again. I will live,” he said. The killer did not show up that day. He decided to live.
Now Kurian has rescheduled his life. With the help of his friends and family, he strives for a better and safer life. He plans to build a small house.
“It will be a small house where I can move around freely without any help. I will also open a grocery store which will be open 24 hours a day. People can come and see me at any time,” he said.
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