Vishnupriya Devi Dasi
Posted October 5, 2008
On Friday 3 October 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark my wife, Vishnupriya devi dasi, was leading the mangala arati kirtan. Half way through the kirtan it was alarming that she had to sit down to finish the kirtan. After the kirtan she laid down on the floor and we brought her cushions to comfort her. She was experiencing extreme dizziness and requested to be taken to a doctor immediately. We called for an ambulance which arrived shortly and took her to a nearby hospital. After some time they scanned her brain and discovered that her brain was bleeding. Because there was no space in Copenhagen's neurosurgery center they rushed her by ambulance with siren blazing 140 kilometers to Odense, Denmark. They put her on medication to try to stop the bleeding. She has never lost consciousness and is taking this in a very detached, fearless, Krishna conscious way typical of her strong spiritual nature. It has been very encouraging that devotees from all over the world have been praying for her recovery. Today 4 October her brain will be minutely analyzed to see exactly what is happening with it. The nurse told me of a surgical procedure which may be required in her case. Through an opening in the mid section of the body they can go all the way to the brain and repair the ruptured blood vessel with platinum thread. We are hoping for the very best that this dedicated preacher and servant of Srila Prabhupada's mission may pull through this successfully. I want to thank the wonderful ISKCON devotees all over the world for their heartfelt prayers and well-wishes.