Richa Pimple- The Crowdfunding Tale of a Brave Teenager

By: Sushant Sharma

Published On: July 18, 2019


Amount: Rs. 18, 25,259

Days: 8 days



Richa Pimple was a person everyone aspired to have around. Her magnetic personality and charismatic charm were enchanting. Her parents were sure that she was going to achieve great things in her life.

Their dreams were shattered when she suffered seizures. Richa was diagnosed with FIRES-Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome. Her condition left her bedridden. 

Richa’s parents had run out of funds and couldn’t continue her treatment. Fortunately, someone informed Richa’s father about crowdfunding on

The optimism of a father and belief in as a platform motivated him to start a fundraiser for his daughter. 

In just 8 days, 1878 donors showed their generosity to raise Rs. 18 lakh. The unexpected love and support from all over the world made the family hopeful that Richa would make it. Despite all the efforts and funds, Richa Pimple, unfortunately, passed away on 5th June 2019.  

The family has lost their loved daughter, but even in her death, Richa has reminded us of a beautiful saying by Henry Rosso-

"Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving."


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