Join me in helping Padma fight cancer

Why Am I Fundraising?

56-year-old Padma, our nanny who takes care of my 2-year-old son, Yohaan, while my husband, Davis, and I are at work has been diagnosed with Stage II-B cervical cancer. The Cancer has spread to her uterus, ovaries and her lymph nodes (near the pelvis area). Fortunately, there is still hope since her cancer has been diagnosed relatively early.

Need For Funds

Unfortunately, Padma cannot afford treatment. She earns about Rs. 1.2 lakhs/year and the treatment will cost around 4 lakhs. Padma is an incredibly loving and caring person who has a warm smile for everybody. She has brought joy to many people's lives and she needs your help and support now. Padma has worked hard to make ends meet, having been the only earning member of her family for the longest time. She has three children, two sons and a daughter. The younger son helps support the family along with Padma while the other son and daughter are currently unemployed. Her husband is an alcoholic who is unemployed too.

How You Can Help

We are setting a target of Rs. 400,000 for her treatment. This is after lobbying for a needs-based grant from the hospital. Through a word-of-mouth campaign, I have successfully raised Rs. 1,45,000 so far from friends & family. My brother, Sachin has started a similar campaign through 'Give Forward' for people outside India. He has collected $300 so far (i.e. Rs 20,000 approx.).

We need your support to raise the remaining target amount of Rs. 2,35,000. Any help would go a long way in saving our dear Padma's life.

Appreciate your support!
God bless

Supporting Documents

CT Scan Report - Diagnosis.


In case we collect more than the required amount through both campaigns, we will utilize the excess funds to pay off Padma's loan of Rs 1,00,000. She had taken the loan for her son's wedding and is currently paying an interest of Rs 5000/month (i.e 60% p.a).

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20th May 2016
Dear Supporters,

We have raised around 3.42Lakhs (Rs.342,000) till date for Padma. This is from across the 2 campaigns (milaap and my brother's giveforward campaign) & majorly via direct transfers/cheques into my account. Thank you all for your generosity. We have paid 2.92Lakhs for her treatment so far. Due to the reduction in pain, Padma is now feeling much better. The treatment will continue for several more months until she is fully cured, hence we are continuing to raise funds for her....

Thank you for your support.
2nd May 2016
Dear Supporter,

The last scan shows a marginal improvement from the first scan and her pain has considerably reduced. We will keep you posted with more updates in the coming days.

Thank you!

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raised of Rs.1,000,000 goal

19 Supporters

Supporters (19)

Anonymous donated US $50
about 2 years ago
kunal donated Rs.100
about 2 years ago
Anonymous donated US $20
about 2 years ago
Nandhini donated Rs.2,500
about 2 years ago
Anonymous donated US $20
about 2 years ago
Ruch donated US $25
about 2 years ago