Thusha Kamaleswaran is a six year old living in Ilford, London in a tight knit family of parents, brother and younger sister. She was attending the local Primary school where her favourite subject was Maths. Her passion is dancing which she loved to show off at every opportunity, always dreaming of becoming a dancer.
On 29th March 2011, Thusha was playing in her uncle’s shop in Stockwell, south London, dancing and skipping around like any other playful 5 year old when a group of three local men, trying to shoot a rival gang member, fired indiscriminately into the shop. One of the shots hit Thusha, the bullet entering her chest, and shattering the seventh vertebra of her spine, paralysing her from the chest downwards and leaving her close to death. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time changed her life forever.
Team Thusha consists of 15 people from the Trident team at the Metropolitan Police and we all come in various shapes, sizes and ages but all with the same aim, to finish the Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours. The challenge involves walking up three of the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales as a fund raising event. We do not have a money target for this challenge as Thusha’s care will be on-going throughout her life and she will need constant medical care, attention and specialised equipment.
Please consider making a donation to help support Thusha now and in the future.
You can donate via Paypal using the button below or by sending a donation to:
The Thusha Appeal, HSBC Bank, 5 Wimbledon Hill Road, London SW19 7NF
quoting sort code: 40-07-30 and account number: 12239108
or visit the Team Thusha Three Peaks Challenge website.
Thank you for your support.
Luke Collyer and Danny Marlow, are Paramedics working in the London Ambulance Service (LAS) out of City and Hackney. Like many others they were both moved by Thusha’s story and are planning to do a short little jaunt to try and raise money for the Thusha fund. There aim is to walk the length of the Thames from its source in Gloucestershire to the end of Southend Pier. In order to spice things up a little they’ve decided to: Continue reading
On Friday 25th May the ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel in Victoria, London hosted a very special night for a very special young girl, Thusha Kamaleswaran.