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Help Vishakha Survive Myelomeningocoele

About Us
I am writing to you all on behalf of my mother, Mrs. Sarasa Vasudevan, Managing Trustee at Vishranthi, the multi-faceted Home for Seniors, Orphans and Centre for Vocational Training. If you've ever heard of Grannies' Pizza, which does the rounds at many MNCs (like HP and TCS), she was the mind behind it. We also have Vishranthi Adoption Centre, which she began about three years ago. So far, through the kind generosity of our benefactors and other kind souls, Vishranthi's Orphanage and Adoption Centre has not only survived, but thrived. We have already ensured the adoption of twelve babies into loving, healthy, thrilled families.

About Vishakha
Vishakha is our newest find, a baby girl abandoned at the hospital by her parents at birth, a month old as I write this. She is afflicted with  a rare congenital condition called a Myelomeningocele. This is a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth. It is a type of spina bifida, wherein the bones of the spine don't completely form. This results in an incomplete spinal canal. The spinal cord and meninges (the tissues covering the spinal cord) protrude from the child's back. Her brain also sits lower in the cranium than most of ours do, and when we found her, spinal fluid was leaking into her brain from her spinal cord. She also has club feet, which need orthopaedic & neurological interventions. A whole bunch of major problems for the little one, as you can imagine. She was rushed into surgery with no thought for the cost, against the advice of the attending neurosurgeon, paediatrician, and everyone else on call. Our first concern was to drain the spinal fluid from her brain, failing which she would steadily lose cognitive function and surely die within a few days. We simply couldn't bear the thought of letting her go without a fight. Miraculously, she survived the first operation, and has the same doctors now touting her as a fighter. They are now emboldened and are prepared to perform the remaining four surgeries on her.
Even then her movement below her waist may be minimal to nil. She will also need a lot of psychological and physical rehabilitation. But we can't just abandon her, because that would be tantamount to giving her a death sentence.

Our Plea
We ask for your help to give this baby a chance to lead as normal a life as possible for which medical intervention is a must and it is estimated to cost close to ₹12 lakhs including rehabilitation.

Every rupee matters, and will be used to get the child to survive and on the road to rehabilitation and a normal life.

Thank you for your support, from all at Vishranthi! God bless.

We have requested Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, where Vishakha is admitted, for the supporting documents so you can see for yourself the immense odds this child has battled and bested.
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22nd March 2019
Dear Supporters,

Firstly, we would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the amount you have helped us raise for this child so far.

Sneha Vishakha came to us when she was 14 days old with a severe myelomeningocoele condition. She had undergone treatment in Manipal Hospital and  is doing well presently. She has undergone 6 operations, and at 5 months, she is a cheerful baby and responding well. The total cost of her treatment so far has been around ₹14,00,000.

While we realize there is a long way to go and her rehabilitation will take a lot of effort, cost and pain, we are confident that she, with her fighting spirit and God’s Grace she will pull through. She brings joy to all who see her and renewed confidence that a fighting spirit can overcome all hurdles - big or small! She is known as the miracle baby to the doctors at Manipal Hospital.

We are ready to knock on any door to give our babies and children a chance to live life as normally as possible and blossom into good citizens of this great country!

We request you all to donate generously so we can help her.

May God bless you all for this kind gesture!




Dear Supporters,

Firstly, we would like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the amount you have helped us raise for this child so far.

Sneha Vishakha came to us when she was 14 days old with a severe myelomeningocoele condition. She had undergone treatment in Manipal Hospital and  is doing well presently. She has undergone 6 operations, and at 5 months, she is a cheerful baby and responding well. The total cost of her treatment so far has been around ₹14,00,000.

While we realize there is a long way to go and her rehabilitation will take a lot of effort, cost and pain, we are confident that she, with her fighting spirit and God’s Grace she will pull through. She brings joy to all who see her and renewed confidence that a fighting spirit can overcome all hurdles - big or small! She is known as the miracle baby to the doctors at Manipal Hospital.

We are ready to knock on any door to give our babies and children a chance to live life as normally as possible and blossom into good citizens of this great country!

We request you all to donate generously so we can help her.

May God bless you all for this kind gesture!




15th January 2019
We're so happy to share that with all your loving support, Vishakha has now gone through all her surgeries and has come through spectacularly! She is now back at Vishranthi and is receiving all the loving care she deserves.
We're so happy to share that with all your loving support, Vishakha has now gone through all her surgeries and has come through spectacularly! She is now back at Vishranthi and is receiving all the loving care she deserves.
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Rs.228,450 raised

Goal: Rs.1,200,000

Beneficiary: Vishranthi - Mu... info_outline
80G tax benefits for INR donations

Supporters (37)

Keshar
Keshar donated Rs.500

Get well soon

J
Jacob donated Rs.2,500

Vishaka... You will win this!

Peeyush
Peeyush donated Rs.500

Get well soon.. God bless you !

Shreshtha
Shreshtha donated Rs.25,000

God bless her

Keshar
Keshar donated Rs.500

Get Well Soon

A
Anonymous donated US $100