By: Ashwath Seshadri
Published On: September 30, 2020
One of the purest forms of happiness in life is when a child is born. For the couple, Ramesh and Rajitha, all hell broke loose when Rajitha had to be rushed into the delivery room at just 30 weeks into gestation.
What was supposed to be a happy beginning for their family, turned into a horrendous experience overnight as their newborn baby girl came into the world with heart and respiratory problems.
While the couple had a supportive family, their poverty-stricken life didn’t allow them to arrange Rs 2.5 lakh for the newborn’s medical treatment. Their newborn baby was being treated on a mechanical ventilator and given IV fluids, IV antibiotics, phototherapy, and incubator care.
That is when they heard about crowdfunding their medical expenses on ImpactGuru.com. Not knowing if it would help their child, they started a free fundraiser immediately, hoping they would receive some help on the platform.
As days passed, they shared their fundraiser campaign on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, and were overwhelmed with the response they got from strangers on social media.
Within days, many people came together and donated to their first-born daughter’s cause. It helped her treatment continue. Also, it got her out of danger.
Baby of Rajitha was discharged from the hospital. The parents have the donors on Impact Guru to thank for all the support and love they received.
Our heart is with the family. We are just as delighted as them that a sea of strangers saved their little one!
“Our baby survived not because of any miracle, but for Crowdfunding on Impact Guru. Thank you!” - Rajitha says with a smile.