12th October 2016
Dear Supporters,
At the outset, I am deeply humbled by your prayers, wishes and all the support coming in on Milaap from India as well as abroad. Avishi is keeping well generally, except for a viral fever last Thursday, which cured and again re-lapsed this Monday. The doctor advised to test her for Dengue, which thankfully turned out negative as per test report yesterday. She still has post-fever weakness but is much better today. Your prayers and wishes are helping Avishi sail through all such situations.

We stand at 1550+ supporters on Milaap as I write to you. We have been trying for Corporate Support, writing to leading I.T. companies and other prominent organizations in India. I want to share some positive developments on this aspect.

I am happy to share with you that the Sarojini Damodaran Foundation (SDF) has come forward for Avishi's cause in a big way, contributing INR 10 lakhs for Avishi's treatment. My heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude to SDF for such a benevolent gesture. This is a huge contribution and helps significantly. I would also like to thank my dear friend and batch-mate from T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Jagat J Saikia, for his untiring efforts in channelizing this and making this possible.

Sarojini Damodaran Foundation LogoThe Sarojini Damodaran Foundation emerged from a sense of responsibility towards society. It is this driving force that inspired Kumari Shibulal & S.D. Shibulal, ex-CEO of Infosys and one of it's co-founders, to lay the founding stone of SDF in 1999. The Shibulals' love for children and the need to give back to society has found fruition in a number of charitable endeavours, and the same is reflected in their coming forward for Avishi's cause.

SDF started off on a small scale, providing scholarships to a few underprivileged students in Alappuzha, Kerala. Today, SDF is a constantly growing entity expanding its reach to various causes including education, cardiac care, pension projects, nutrition, organic farming, art and culture, in different parts of the country.

Another support has come in from Nearbuy.com (formerly known as Groupon India). Nearbuy has partnered with Milaap to promote this campaign on it's website. All contributions accumulated on Nearbuy will be transferred to Milaap.
Nearbuy.com Logohttp://www.nearbuy.com/deal/jaipur/multiple/Milaap-25733/25733

I whole-heartedly thank everyone for their immense support. Every child deserves the gift of life. Your generosity is making an immediate difference in the life of Avishi and in getting her the right treatment. We are in the process of planning our travel to the Netherlands and shall keep you posted once the dates are finalized with University Medical Center Utrecht.