Support The Disabled Through A Wheelchair Donation Drive

I am raising funds to help SoulFree complete a wheelchair donation drive.  We need 13 wheelchairs which cost around 11,000 (~200$) each to improve the lives of 13 amazing people. Please help us in our mission by making a small donation to our cause.

SoulFree is a charitable organization that was born out of a dream to provide hope for the severely disabled. After personally experiencing and also hearing the stories of many paraplegics and quadriplegics – especially women – Preethi was moved to start Soulfree. Growing up as a national level swimmer and a state level cricket player, Preethi Srinivasan had a freak accident in Pondicherry, India. She completely lost her identity in the span of a split second from being a bright young student and sportsperson to a person confined to a wheelchair for over 18 years now.

I was moved by Preethi's story a few years ago and have been donating to Soulfree for a while. They needed more funds for the wheelchair donation drive and I decided to use Milaap to support them. As a part of a fundraising event, I will also be swimming at Swim Miami on April 17th (swimmiami.net).

We have made it simple such that it takes you only a minute to donate and help us out. We are grateful for any support you provide us, you can also share this link on Facebook to help us spread this campaign.

Useful links
About Preethi, http://www.thebetterindia.com/8961/captain-19-womens-cricket-team-woman-now-deals-disability-inspires-others/
SoulFree here: http://soulfree.org/

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30th April 2016
<Here's an update from Preethi Srinivasan, founder of Soulfree> 

Namaste,

I wish to convey my deepest gratitude to the entire team of Milaap for helping Vikram Kamath fulfill his goal of raising money to help Soulfree buy appropriate wheelchairs for persons with spinal cord injury in India.

As you know, the statistics about spinal cord injury are alarming and much more common than we can ever imagine; one statistic says that spinal cord injuries happen as often as once in every 38 min in the US. However in India, there is no awareness about the seriousness of this condition and many people are affected by it do not receive rehabilitation. On the contrary, they are stigmatised and many are encourage to commit suicide by their own families. Soulfree is committed to changing all this.

So, I'm really happy that we are able to provide good wheelchairs for those who need it most. As and when the wheelchair donation drive is completed, I will update you on all the relevant information.

Thanks again,
Preethi. S
www.soulfree.org | www.Facebook.com/Soulfreetrust
25th April 2016

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to made this campaign successful. We reached our goal just a few days after my swim.  Thank You for giving me hope, you people have taught me that an ordinary person like me can make a difference if I believe in myself. Honourable mention to Abhinav Asthana who made a very generous contribution near the deadline and motivated me to push for the goal.

I would be happy to receive your feedback so I can improve next time. I have summarised my swim and fundraising experience in my personal blog kmarkiv.wordpress.com
  

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Rs.150,756
raised of Rs.150,000 goal

44 Supporters

Beneficiary: SoulFree info_outline

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Supporters (44)

Ashay
Ashay donated Rs.555
over 2 years ago
Ryan
Ryan donated US $20
over 2 years ago
Shashank
Shashank donated US $25
over 2 years ago
Mitul
Mitul donated Rs.2,500
over 2 years ago
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Anonymous donated US $25
over 2 years ago
Vikram
Vikram donated US $25
over 2 years ago