Top 10 Medical Fundraisers That Won The Hearts Of Donors

By: Shrishaila, Diamond

Published On: October 26, 2021

It wouldn’t be inaccurate to call 2021, the Year of Realisations. We realised the importance of time and how long it can seem when we are away from those we love. We realised how there is kindness and light to be found in calamity as was seen with the increase in donations on crowdfunding platforms in India. In fact, on the crowdfunding platform - ImpactGuru, we saw a significant increase in fundraisers created and donated to by India’s youth.

We experienced a collective realisation that we need to do something. 

To do more. To do our part.

This blog celebrates the top 10 fundraisers on ImpactGuru where well-wishers donated, shared on social media and raised awareness around fundraisers close to their hearts. These fundraisers of 2021 not only touched the hearts of these donors across countries but also transformed lives!

From donation appeals made on Kaun Banega Crorepati by the great Shehenshah Amitabh Bachchan himself for baby Ayansh’s rare disease to 16-year-old raising money to help neurodivergent children become self-reliant and learn critical life skills, the recognition around crowdfunding grew quickly as more and more saw first-hand, the ability of fundraising platforms in getting financial aid during vulnerable moments. 

Below, we take a look at some of the similar examples of asking for donations on Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms which worked wonders for the recipients - 

Baby Ayaansh defeats Rare Disease by receiving 

the most expensive treatment in the world

What worked?

  • Within 119 days, Ayaansh’s story was shared 12,000 times on social media and over  62,467 donors came for his support! 

  • His medical crowdfunding fundraiser received much-needed media attention with newspapers like Economic Times, Times of India, covering his story.

  • Even Bollywood celebs like Ajay Devgan, Rajkumar Rao, Hiten Tejwani and others, contributed to his treatment and urged many to do the same. Actor Anushka Sharma also donated to save this little one. 

Donors save little Varshini by contributing INR 13.42 lakhs for her Cancer treatment

What worked?

  • Varshini was able to defeat cancer with the help of several donors on ImpactGuru. 

  • Her fundraising posts on Facebook were widely shared by donors and followers of ImpactGuru. 

  • The family shared a heartfelt message for their well-wishers:

“ImpactGuru was our last hope and we weren’t let down even once. Today my husband and I believe a lot more in the generosity of humanity than we did before. Our little Varshini’s goodness was met with the goodness of hundreds of donors around the globe.” 
- B. Manjula, Varshini’s mother.

Kishan helps his brother fight accident injuries with the help of donors

What worked?

  • After losing his father, Kishan was on the brink of losing his brother Sonu too!

But thanks to the 812 donors who donated to ImpactGuru, Sonu is now getting the treatment he needs.

  • The consistent and regular updates on his fundraiser both increased the trust of the donors and also kept them informed and invested in Sonu’s progress.

Little Ayansh’s plea resonated around the world!

What worked?

  • Farah Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s request to save this little one on the show Kaun Banega Crorepati was heard by 1,37,049 donors across the country! 

  • Once Ayansh’s fundraiser raised Rs.12.28 Crore, his parents registered all the documents for him to receive Zolgensma and lead a happy, pain-free life.

Abdul Hamid raised over INR 50 lakhs for baby Zobia Erum.

What worked?

  • Abdul Hamid’s fundraiser for Zobia received donations from across the country. 

  • Over 4000 donors came together to help this little one get the treatment she needs to recover from Acute Liver Failure.

  • Zobia's pictures presented the reality and urgency of her situation, resulting in more and more donors sharing and donating to her fundraiser. 

Shishir Bogati raised over INR 42 lakhs for baby Happy 

What worked?

  • The power of storytelling was the secret to success for this fundraiser by Shishir. 

  • The title of this fundraiser was straightforward and conveyed the message clearly. This coupled with the straightforward details in the fundraiser story and timely updates of this fundraiser resonated with 3000+ donors across the country.

Sahadat Hussain raised almost INR 33 Lakhs for Akhlak Hussain

What worked?

  • The power of people coming together on the internet was proven again when a father created a fundraiser for his son’s treatment. 

  • 28-year-old Akhlak is now all set to receive his life-saving Bone Marrow Transplant made possible by the 2462 donors who were rooting for his recovery!

Prakash Roy raised over INR 27 lakhs for Atul Chandra Roy’s cancer treatment

What worked?

  • Atul has received his Bone Marrow Transplant soon after starting a fundraiser on Impactguru. 

  • His fundraiser is one of the best examples of asking for donations on Facebook as it was widely shared on the social media platform.

Santosh Mali raised over INR 7 lakhs for Ruchita Mali’s cancer treatment



What worked?

  • Powerful storytelling and visuals helped Ruchita appeal to generous donors on the internet. 

  • She is currently fighting cancer with the help of chemotherapy, a critical treatment that would not have been possible without the support of hundreds of donors on ImpactGuru who donated to her fundraiser!

From helping people get access to critical medical treatments such as cancer crowdfunding providing Covid-19 supplies and ration kits, to raising funds for education, donors on ImpactGuru came together and showed the transformative power of the people by coming together to support their chosen fundraisers on ImpactGuru.

If you too wish to help someone, whether it is a loved one, yourself or even a stranger, you can start a fundraiser on ImpactGuru and help make their wish come true. You can also donate to a fundraiser that inspires or resonates with you.

To know more about ImpactGuru and How Crowdfunding Works, click here.