Crowdfunding is the armor in Nishant's kidney failure

By: Sushant Sharma

Published On: September 16, 2019



Funds raised: Rs. 9,16,663

Diagnosis: Kidney failure



Nishant Patkar suffered kidney failure. He was undergoing dialysis for over a month when the doctors suggested a kidney transplant. Although his mother was identified as a donor, Nishant didn’t have the funds for the transplant.

Nishant’s boss suggested him to try crowdfunding. Nishant started fundraiser through and within hours funds started pouring in. Within 9 days of posting the fundraiser on Facebook and WhatsApp, his fundraiser on exceeded the goal amount to 102 %. More than 500 donors raised Rs 9, 16, 663 for Nishant’s treatment.

Nishant underwent a successful kidney transplant and was discharged from the hospital on 2nd August 2019. 

“I am fortunate that people came forward to raise such a huge amount. My family and I are filled with gratitude and we can’t thank our donors and the crowdfunding platform, enough. I believe humanity is still alive.”

- Nishant Patkar


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