By: Kleio Bhagwati
Published On: December 05, 2020
Goal Amount- Rs 10 Lakh
Achieved- 95% of the Goal Amount
This is the story of first-time parents Navya and Kishore. They were blessed with a gorgeous daughter, but she was frail. By the time she was 22 days old, Baby Misheetha Sree needed immediate hospitalization for congenital diaphragmatic hernia and sepsis. The treatment cost was an enormous Rs 10 lakh!
Kishore had spent all his savings at the time of his baby’s delivery. Arranging such an amount became a humongous task for him. When he found out that he could ask strangers to pitch in, he could not believe his ears! “How is it possible?” he asked Navya. Navya smiled and said, “Let’s give it a shot. What do we have to lose?”
So the young couple browsed online and felt confident about sharing their baby’s details on Impact Guru’s secure online platform. A heartfelt appeal and a few photos of the child was all they needed to start the fundraiser. Help poured in from all across. 77 strangers shared the baby’s story and 384 donors contributed.
Within 39 days, the fundraiser received 95% of the goal amount and with expert treatment, the baby recovered and returned home.
Today, Baby Misheetha Shree’s twinkling eyes and groovy moves are a testament of the power of crowdfunding on Impact Guru.
“Had it not been for you, I would not be holding my baby in my arms. With great pleasure, we would like to tell you that our baby is now fine and we can’t thank you enough for it.”- Navya