By: Krisha Gohil, Suraj Pandey
Published On: June 23, 2022
As first-time parents, Pittalla and Yogendra were excited to start a new chapter in their lives. They wanted to get to the part where their baby would be in their arms, listening to their lullabies. On February 22, 2021, an unbearable stomachache and bleeding brought Pittala’s munchkin earlier into the world.
Respiratory distress syndrome, probable sepsis, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN) these words were gibberish to the farmers. All they knew was that their baby was wrapped up in tubes and needed to spend weeks in the NICU. Every day, the parents had to travel miles just to catch a glimpse of their baby from two feet away. The infant was so frail and prone to infections that Yogendra and Pittala weren’t allowed near him for too long.
They needed more than Rs 5 lakhs to unite with their newborn, but the burning question was how would they get the huge sum! Yogendra’s income as a farmer was barely keeping things afloat and all the money he had set aside for his son’s birth was spent within a week on IV antibiotics and a mechanical ventilator.
When all hope seemed lost, their frantic search finally came to an end at the very place it began when they came across Impact Guru after learning how several patients at Rainbow Children’s Hospital were seeking financial support through crowdfunding.
Within a span of days, 300+ Impact Guru donors made the baby boy’s fundraiser a success with their love and support.
‘From the very beginning, Impact Guru’s team has been ever supportive of our cause. When they agreed to help, they made sure they were always a call away. Their policies are transparent and the payment process was also smooth. Without any delay Impact Guru transferred the funds to the hospital, ensuring my baby’s treatment was not interrupted.
When your child is suffering, all that matters to a parent is his child’s safety. Impact Guru donors made us feel that God was looking over my baby. Thank you Impact Guru donors for saving my child! May God bless you!’
- Yogendra, father.
‘Impact Guru donors, you have given me the joy of motherhood! I cannot thank you enough for your kindness. Every day I watch my baby smile at me or grab my finger in his little fist, I thank you a million times and pray that God watches over you and your loved ones. Please keep supporting children and saving lives. You are doing a great job!’
- Pittala, mother.