Your support has helped us impact thousands of lives
Cancer can be a difficult journey. Patients & caregivers require a variety of support – ranging from basic necessities including clothes, food, shelter to more personalized care including guidance on treatment and managing side effects. Your donations have helped us save many lives. We are grateful to you for the same.
Today, I am planning to go to Sadar Bazaar to purchase pichkaris and Gulaal for Holi, which is coming up on Tuesday. Sadar Bazaar is closed on Sundays, and I don’t want to wait until Monday to buy these items as it’s typically the most crowded day at any wholesale market in Delhi. However, I haven’t received any contributions yet, and I need help. My hope is that together we make a collective effort, just as we have in the past, to support these children as they have no one except us to pamper and love them. Please help little little for these little little kids to celebrate the colors of Holi. Pari has unfortunately lost both of her eyes to Eyes Cancer in the past two years. Despite undergoing two implant surgeries, complications arose a few months after each procedure. On Monday, Pari will have one eye implanted while the other will have the implant removed. The cost of the surgery includes a Rs. 600 deposit for stitches at A.I.I.M.S. Additionally, outside equipment related to the surgery will cost around Rs. 4500. Pari is scheduled for surgery on Monday morning, and all necessary funds must be deposited by 8 a.m.
Saurabh, who is 10 years old, is currently suffering from blood cancer and is in need of a bone marrow transplant. He requires medications that cost Rs. 3500 and Protein Powder for Rs.600.
Sadin has blood cancer and is due for bone marrow transplant. He has been admitted in A.I.I.M.S. Yesterday his platelet levels dropped drastically. Due to which today he urgently needs an injection to be administered before 2 p.m. The cost of the injection is Rs.4000 approximately.
Shehnaz Begum And Her Daughter
Mukhtaar Khan passed away in 2016 from kidney failure while on the footpath outside A.I.I.M.S. His wife, Shehnaz Begum, who was devastated by the unexpected diagnosis of high diabetes leading to kidneys failure, became my friend. I learned a lot about giving emotional support while helping her cope with her feelings.Shortly after her husband’s death, Shehnaz asked me for a sewing machine so that she could earn enough money to feed her family of four young girls. With our help, her eldest daughter got married three years ago, but they still live in extreme poverty. Now, Shehnaz’s second daughter is getting married on March 15th, and she needs our help once again. To the best of my knowledge, I have compiled a list of the items that Shehnaz’s daughter could be helped with. Additionally, anyone willing to contribute to the wedding day’s rations is also welcome to do so. We will collect all the gifts and contributions and have someone from the family come to retrieve them on March 9th. Our goal is to provide everything Shehnaz’s daughter will need after her wedding in her new home. The items that you can help for the wedding are as follows: A. Furniture: Bed Almirah B Household items: Sewing machine Gas plate Table fan Mixie Iron Pressure cooker Emergency light Towel set 2 Bed sheets 2 Pillows Utensils C. Gifts for the groom: Formal kurta set Cycle Watch D. Gifts for the bride: Wedding lehenga Wedding jewelry set Makeup kit Bangles with box 4 Dupatta suits Watch Footwear Medium size luggage bag E. Silver ornaments: Payal Chain Earrings Toe rings Ring If you can contribute any of these items or help with the wedding day’s rations, please do so. We want to ensure that Shehnaz’s daughter has everything she needs for her new home after her wedding. Note: Kindly send only new items. As we are making arrangements for a wedding, it’s important to provide the newlyweds with new things, regardless of their financial situation, as they embark on a new life together.
Raman & Me
Today, amidst the Electric Kettle Sewa, Raman approached me. Upon first glance, I was immediately drawn to him as he gazed at me with affectionate eyes. However, I soon became occupied and forgot about him. After the children and guests had departed, I felt exhausted. Too much talking steals away my energy. As I sat down to catch my breath, Raman approached me and said, “Badi Maa, I am Raman”. Next moment, we hugged each other. Raman is the first child to have survived a major heart surgery. The rest mostly have died. He was born with a heart defect, and at the age of 12, he came to me seeking assistance. He underwent surgery when he was 14 and would visit me during follow-up appointments for a few months thereafter. Today, after three years, he returned to me. Whenever a child with a heart defect visits me, I tell their parents to remain optimistic by recounting Raman’s story of survival. His memory provides me with hope and inspiration, especially when I encounter situations where children do not survive. Although I rarely see children return, now I too make a conscious effort to avoid becoming emotionally attached to them to protect myself from heartbreak and pain. I have learnt to do so the hard way. But today I am overjoyed to have seen Raman, and I wish him a long, healthy life. Though he will soon be 18, he is studying in 8th Grade. Am very proud of him. His visit has caused me to ponder which children have survived and which ones have not, but I may never know. I am uncertain what tomorrow will bring, but today, I am extremely content to have reunited with my Raman. Raman’s visit is a reminder that life is precious, and we should cherish every moment that we have with our loved ones. It is also a reminder of the impact that we can have on someone’s life, no matter how small it may seem. Raman’s visit has left me with a sense of hope and renewed purpose. It reminded me that even in the darkest of times, there is always a glimmer of light that can guide us through. And for that, I will always be grateful. Raman needs medicines for Rs.1250.
Uday Kumar, who is 16 years old, underwent brain surgery on February 8th for brain tumour. He got discharged from the hospital and he is returning home tomorrow morning. He requires medication worth Rs. 2000 for a period of three months.
Nusrat, a one-year-old infant, diagnosed with eye cancer is hospitalized and requires a mega pack of diapers priced at Rs.1000 Any assistance in this regard would be greatly appreciated.
Chirag, who is 1.4 years old, has a neurological disorder caused by excess fluid in his brain. He requires a mega pack of diapers and medication that amount to Rs.1000.
Anamika, who is only 12 years old, requires dialysis three times a week but does not have a kidney donor since her mother has already donated one to her father. Prior to each dialysis session, she requires an injection that costs Rs.150, and the total cost for injections is Rs.2000. We have been providing assistance to Anamika for the past two months to cover these expenses.
Baby Aayan is being released from Safdarjung Hospital after a successful brain surgery and will be returning home tonight. He requires two packs of milk powder, each priced at Rs. 475, as well as medicines costing approximately Rs. 500.
World Cancer Day – 2023
World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to raise awareness of Cancer and to encourage it’s prevention, detection and treatment. It is also a day which targets misinformation and stigma. We at Givers For A Cause show support to those affected by Cancer by providing something of importance to the Cancer patients which they need all the time but due to being too poor are unable to buy. This year, on coming Saturday, we will help atleast 150 such patients and kids. They will be served with much love and care as they fight Cancer with the hope that together it’s possible to win. You, too, can contribute by providing these items: 1. Medicines 2. Protein Powder 3. Sattu 4. Desi Ghee 5. Fruits-Apples, Pomegranate, Bananas 6. Smiley balls as stress busters Bananas, Apples, Smiley balls and half the proteins I have. Please help little little. Have only tomorrow to prepare. We have minimum 50 each of Children, Men and Women suffering from Cancer who will reach out to us on 4th February Cancer Day. World Awareness Cancer Day Sewa was organized by Givers For A Cause yesterday. I am overwhelmed with feelings and hoping that sharing my experience with you will throw some light on the harsh side of the work we do. We met so many cancer patients and children that it absolutely drained me. We’re not just fighting Cancer but combination of cancer with poverty, helplessness and a host of mental health issues. It’s a great relief when beautiful souls come to help for sewa like they did yesterday. I really feel grateful for them.
Republic Day & Basant Panchami
Republic Day & Basant Panchami This year 26th January has a double Celebration as 26th January is our Republic Day and is also Basant Pacnchmi. Last year we celebrated our Republic Day with 110 children. Please help to celebrate again this year by providing eatables, Laddus and stationary for the children. Any item in the following list is only for Rs.1000 for 100 kids. *Boondi Laddus *Chocolates *Frooti *Biscuits *Chips *Cakes *Crayons *Stationary Sets *Drawing books (Rs.20)
Be a Genie
Children with long term illnesses that come from penniless backgrounds don’t get proper nutritious food or timely medicines. I have seen many kids who after a chemotherapy session or after a surgery being released from the hospital, straight away are forced to live on the footpaths due to extreme poverty. A few lucky get to stay in Dharamshalas where a bed costs Rs.20 or Rs.30 per day. I have also seen most of the kids dipping their biscuits in water instead of chai or milk. I have sadly also seen many many kids who are unable to eat the food distributed outside the government hospitals by langars or NGOs. Luxuries like biscuits and Bournvita, too, these kids get by standing in lines or pushing each other out. Such is the daily normal life of a poor sick kid. On 4th February, the World Cancer Day, a girl child with Cancer asked for a big doll and coloring books with different varieties of colors. Before I could respond, the boy next to her asked for a remote control car. Within minutes, there were so many kids telling us their sweet unique wishes. We noted them down. How wonderful would it be if all of us got together and in small ways contributed to making this list come true? It would bring such joy to these kids and hopefully translate into better recovery. Helping out to fulfill a wish will not only be a nice thing to do. It will be something that will live with these kids for the rest of their lives. Any contribution would be such a big help. Above is 1/4th list of kids with their wishes.
Soaps and Rin Bars need
Due to lack of proper sanitation conditions for the patients and their attendents living in the white tents or the footpaths around A.I.I.M.S. , daily we are being asked by the womenfolk for Sanitary Pads, bath soaps, Rin Bars and washing powders etc. Last we helped all the women with the pads was on 3rd January. Thankfully we have the sanitary pads but need the other required item mentioned above. Soaps and rin [email protected] each. Total no.of soaps and Rin bars required is 200 each.
Sandhya recently went through an eye surgery. She has eyes Cancer. She needs medicines for Rs.8000 and needs to return home today as her grandmother got a heart attack day before yesterday and is critical. But her father not able to go till he gets the medicines for Sandhya.
Dhurv is 3 years old and has eyes Cancer. Tomorrow is his 12th chemotherapy session. The medicine needed is not available at the hospital and his parents are unable to but it. The cost of the medicine is Rs.4200.
Hira ji has her 20th Chemo session today. She has 4th stage Anus Cancer. She is at the Hospital in line for her turn but does not have the Chemotherapy injection. It’s for Rs.1800 approximately.
Aaryan is 1.5 years old and was born with a hole in his heart. He needs a mega pack diaper (Rs.1000) and 2 packs of cerelac (Rs.500)
Nargis Parween is 13 and has kidneys failure. She needs an electric kettle and a hot water bag for pain relief.
Faizaan is 3 years old and was diagnosed with Eyes Cancer 6 months back. He needs an insulated steel bottle, toiletries and Desi Ghee.