THUSHA KAMALESWARAN WALKING AGAIN AFTER BEING SHOT IN GANG SHOOTOUT – Little Thusha was just 5 years of age when a gang in Stockwell, South London, entered the shop in which her uncle owned and opened fire in March 2011.
Thusha was hit in the spine and doctors gave her less than a 50% chance of survival. Against the odds Thusha thankfully survived but was now faced with the reality that she may never walk again.
During surgery doctors lost her three times on the operating table as they desperately tried to stop her bleeding to death from her injuries and despite all odds she survived. The battle was not over as doctors informed her parents that Thusha was unconscious and was being kept alive by life support equipment. Thusha remained unconscious for a week while her parent sat a vigil at her bedside.
After years of physiotherapy Thusha never gave up and refused to believe that she would never walk again. It is truly amazing the healing powers the human spirit can achieve and despite all the odds being stacked against her, Thusha, as you can see from the picture below, is now standing tall and proudly beaming a beautiful smile.
On the day the news broke that Thusha had been shot the nation was in complete shock at how such an innocent life could be placed in the balance – is this really the Britain we envisioned for our children?
Against all adversity Thusha is a beacon of light in the dark. Her will power and determination clearly shows us that things can be turned around and that her predicament should be a message for the British public that despite growing violent crime we can make a stand, even in the most adverse of conditions.
At the time of the shooting all was captured on CCTV. The press at the time took the decision to show the entire horror of the situation in a bid to open people’s eyes to the dire situation that the UK streets had become – it was a clear message that our children were no longer safe from the growing trend of violent crime.
“I can’t wait until I can walk properly on my own again. I’ve already taken some steps on the treadmill in my harness with my physio helping me. I want to dance around and play basketball with my friends.” Thusha
No little girl, or their parents, should ever be subjected to this level of unnecessary violence and yet despite our horror of what is going on in our streets violent crime continues to grow.
We really ought to take a very good look at Thusha and use her situation as a wake-up call and insist that now is the time to tackle violent crime head on. Gone are the days where our judges should be forced to let criminals walk the streets.