By: Ashwath Seshadri
Published On: August 10, 2020
A vada pav stall owner’s young son from Mumbai, was under immense pressure over the last couple of months, as his father Mr K Subramaniam’s health was critical.
And it was you who came to his rescue.
Amidst the lockdown, the poor family had no business, no income or savings left, when Mr K Subramaniam suddenly suffered a massive cardiac arrest. He was admitted in the ICU at the Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai.
An Angioplasty and Bypass surgery were urgently needed to clear the blockage in his arteries, but it was costing his family Rs 4 lakh, which was impossible for them to arrange.
The poor son, Suman Kumar, was not eligible for a loan, had no insurance and had used up all the family's savings on his dad's treatment. This is when he learnt about crowdfunding as a good option to raise money for your cause, by simply starting a free online fundraiser.
Without wasting any time, he shared his story on ImpactGuru.com and launched his fundraiser campaign. He extensively shared it amongst his friends, family and on social media. Within no time, hundreds of donors came together and helped him raise the goal amount.
Today, Mr K Subramaniam has undergone his life-saving treatment and is recovering at home. He says he has newfound faith in humanity, and thanks everyone who supported him, from the bottom of his heart.
“We are amongst the people who can’t take a loan or get a health insurance. We live off our daily earnings. Such a crowdfunding platform like ImpactGuru can prove to be a lifesaver for many others who share my situation. Thank you, ImpactGuru!” - Suman Kumar (son)