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Help Prashant To Provide Prosthetic Arms For Free


Meet Prashant Gade, a 28-year-old man from Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, who overcame doubt, dilemma, and discouragement, to find his direction and create a robotic prosthetic arm, that has now given thousands a new chance at life.


Prashant Gade and his team are trying to bring a difference in the life of people living without arms in rural areas of India by providing them prosthetic arms for free under Inali Foundation. At Inali Foundation, the disabled especially people who do not have any financial support are provided electronic arms for free.



For Prashant, engineering had forever been his aim. He grew up dreaming of designing innovative devices which can help bring a change to society. But Prashant Gade quit his dream course of electronic engineering in his final year. “It was a tremendous let-down for me. I would see my professors and fellow students concerned only about grades and rote-learning. I could not align myself with that attitude, depriving myself of creative thinking and practical experience. So I dropped out,” shares Prashant.

Following this disappointing experience, he decided to drop out of college in pursuit of real experience and learning. “I was looking for a job when I came across a post on Facebook about a robotics course. My long-term interest in the field helped me find the right avenue,” says Prashant, who enrolled for the six-month robotics training course in Pune. He needed to take up a robotics project as part of completion of the 6 months training and he decided to try and make a robotic arm.



As part of the project to make a robotic arm in 2016, Prashant Gade, at the age of 23, got the chance to meet a 7-year-old girl who was living without arms and it deeply touched him. He thought that he was not skilled enough to make good prosthetic arms for her. So, he decided to gift two prosthetic arms to her and went to a company to purchase two prosthetic arms and he was shocked when the company quoted 24 lakh rupees for two arms. The second shock for Prashant came when he researched that every year nearly 40,000 people lost their arms and at present 500,000 people are living with missing arms in India and out of which 85% of people are living without any solution just because they can't afford these expensive arms. So, Prashant decided to drop out of his graduation to create an affordable electronic prosthetic arm. He began his quest to perfect a low-cost semi-bionic arm. He wanted to dedicate himself to finding a solution and use it for social good, free of cost.



Prashant, with his all research, created an affordable arm which could be given for free through support from NGO's or Individuals. Prashant’s Inali arms mimic similar technology as the imported prosthetic arms, and parts of it are substituted by cost-effective alternatives. “We use different materials, mainly stainless steel for the inner machine, while silicone and polyethylene are used for giving it a more realistic outer look. Fixing the price of the Inali arms left Prashant in another fix for some time. He shares, “I met with a little boy in Mumbai who had lost both his arms in an accident. I proposed to his father to come to my lab in Jaipur and we would give him Inali arms for free. But he straightaway declined. That’s when I realized that people doubt the viability and credibility of a product without a price tag attached to it, especially when the market rates were humongous. That’s when we fixed the price at Rs 50,000 if someone intends to buy it.” The prosthetic arms distributed for free cost 10k rupees per arm. There are many people for whom just because of their social and economic conditions it becomes difficult to get the proper prosthetic care they deserve. Getting an arm could change their life and help them to integrate with mainstream society.


Prashant and his team travel to different cities and rural parts of India and organize free electronic arms distribution camps every month and provide the arms to people in need. Till today more than 1500 arms have been given for free through Inali Foundation by the support of NGO's and Individuals.

Funds are required for the following expenses:
1. Cost of arms(Rs.10,000 per arm) provided for free
2. Cost to arrange accommodation and food for those who reach the camps from long distances.
3. Cost to arrange travel means to reach the places of camps, which will be mostly in rural areas.

Prashant and his team are looking for your support to provide free prosthetic arms to the people who are in real need of such arms so that they can lead their life independently and lead a better life. You can also help them by spreading the word, help them to reach many to help many!
 
Prashant and his team are collecting the information of the patients who are in need for the hands- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCbmdclSTK5-0Oytmtixt7V9naKlrnZ5PHhNC55Jz49wwuxQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
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23rd April 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your overwhelming support throughout. As mentioned earlier, I'm sharing the pictures of the patients to whom we have able to support so far.  Please feel free to reach out to our team in case of any queries.

The funds has been utilized by Inali Foundation through out the campaign is 3,500,000.00 for the following purposes.
1. Material cost for the production of 200 Hands
2. Food and stay of the patients coming to organization for getting the arms.
3.Transport Expenses



   






You can find more related pictures through this link
https://drive.google.com/open?id=16AnmMIpoVWarpX3t1WZAGvqPvibTO-oZ


Wamrly,
Prashant


Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your overwhelming support throughout. As mentioned earlier, I'm sharing the pictures of the patients to whom we have able to support so far.  Please feel free to reach out to our team in case of any queries.

The funds has been utilized by Inali Foundation through out the campaign is 3,500,000.00 for the following purposes.
1. Material cost for the production of 200 Hands
2. Food and stay of the patients coming to organization for getting the arms.
3.Transport Expenses



   






You can find more related pictures through this link
https://drive.google.com/open?id=16AnmMIpoVWarpX3t1WZAGvqPvibTO-oZ


Wamrly,
Prashant


9th March 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your overwhelming support throughout. As mentioned earlier, I'm sharing the current plan here for your reference.We are all very hopeful of this being a success. Thank you again. I shall keep you posted with pictures from the camps. Please feel free to reach out to our team in case of any queries.

Wamrly,
Prashant 

Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your overwhelming support throughout. As mentioned earlier, I'm sharing the current plan here for your reference.We are all very hopeful of this being a success. Thank you again. I shall keep you posted with pictures from the camps. Please feel free to reach out to our team in case of any queries.

Wamrly,
Prashant 

28th February 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support you have provided us through this campaign. We are grateful and humbled.

The number of responses we are getting has really motivated us in our efforts and we are trying our best to reach out to maximum people in need of help. As far as our work is concerned, we have started the first phase creation of prosthetic arms. The distribution of which will soon start! We are all set to go, thanks to all the support that you have given once more.  I will keep you posted with the latest update!

Please continue your support!

Thanks
Prashant

 


Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support you have provided us through this campaign. We are grateful and humbled.

The number of responses we are getting has really motivated us in our efforts and we are trying our best to reach out to maximum people in need of help. As far as our work is concerned, we have started the first phase creation of prosthetic arms. The distribution of which will soon start! We are all set to go, thanks to all the support that you have given once more.  I will keep you posted with the latest update!

Please continue your support!

Thanks
Prashant

 


Rs.12,694,700 raised

Goal: Rs.20,000,000

Beneficiary: Inali Foundation info_outline

Supporters (5742)

PW
Pratik donated $30

Great initiative ...

S
Sipsonstephen donated Rs.500
Shakil
Shakil donated Rs.1,500
SN
Sushmita donated £20

Good Luck

TS
Tulasiram donated Rs.500
A
Anonymous donated Rs.100