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Help Charmaine Corrie Get Into An Old Age Home

I met Charmaine Corrie a few years back through a common friend. This old lady with her 3 pronged walking stick was a dynamite of energy and had the most positive attitude I had ever experienced.
While sitting down with her, I was just awestruck with her life story and the amazing 'never say die' spirit this woman had about her.
Charmaine was born in 1954. Her father was a registered medical practitioner and mother worked as a secretary at a private firm. Having lived a happy life throughout her childhood, her life seemed to be one upheaval after another from the time she got married. In 1972, she was married and by 1976 her husband had abused her enough so that she had to leave her home with two small children to care for.
Charmaine then registered to become a trained nurse at St. Martha's hospital in Bangalore. She worked for a year in that hospital after the training was completed. However with two children to provide for she decided it was better to work abroad. Hence in 1978 while she was working at a private clinic, she attended a secretarial course which finally took her to Qatar. In 1989, Charmaine decided to return to India to be close to her children. With the money she had saved she started a printing press.
However, in June 1990, her world was turned upside down when she met with an accident. A truck carrying a large shipping container got hooked onto her bike and she was thrown off the bike. The container slid off the truck and landed on Charmaine thus crushing her legs. The only thing she remembers was that she looked out to see whether her son who was riding pillion was alright and then she passed out. Charmaine was in hospital for more than 3 years and had to undergo 19 surgeries.
In 1993, Charmaine walked out of the hospital with crutches and was determined to get back to taking care of her children. She got into a garment factory and started stitching clothes using her one good leg. In-order to make some extra income, she started making pickles and wines and started taking small food catering orders.
From then on, Charmaine worked at many jobs in-order to ensure that hearth kept burning.
Her children got married and left the country. However they don't have the means to support their mother on a sustained basis and neither are they able to visit her regularly.
Charmaine, however never let this come in the way of her survival spirit. With God on her side, she was willing to face any challenge. She continued with the making of pickles, wines and also started selling food at flea markets. With this income she took care of herself.
In September 2018, Charmaine applied for a catering course at IIHM. Despite all her challenges, she was keen on expanding her knowledge in the area of catering. This course was being offered to women from economically poor families. Despite the pain and swelling in her legs, Charmaine at the age of 64, attended the course and completed her exams as well.
Life seemed smooth sailing until in February 2019, she suffered a stroke. Her friends rallied around her to help with the medical care. Even-though the recovery was speedy and Charmaine got back on her feet, but it has left her weak and with sudden bouts of vertigo. Her memory also is not as sharp as it was before the stroke. This has now left Charmaine unable to stand by the stove for long durations. Hence her income has come to naught.
Until now her friends have tried to reach out in various ways to support her. However, in the long term the only solution is for Charmaine to get into an old age home where she will be taken care of till the end of her days.
The minimum amount of money that Charmaine would require to live in an old age home is 6000 Rs per month.
Through this plea, we hope to raise 10 lakh Rupees for Charmaine. So that she is taken care of for the next 10 years at-least.

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10th September 2019
Dear Friends
We have not been able to collect the entire amount needed for Charmaine. She will need a minimum of Rs. 8 lakhs if she has to be able to support herself. Conservatively speaking she needs about 6000 a month which includes her medication and doctors visits.
Hence, we are extending the campaign by another2 months. Please do forward to your friends and encourage them to reach out.  If 700 people contribute Rs. 1000, we can meet the target.
Dear Friends
We have not been able to collect the entire amount needed for Charmaine. She will need a minimum of Rs. 8 lakhs if she has to be able to support herself. Conservatively speaking she needs about 6000 a month which includes her medication and doctors visits.
Hence, we are extending the campaign by another2 months. Please do forward to your friends and encourage them to reach out.  If 700 people contribute Rs. 1000, we can meet the target.
20th August 2019
Dear Supporters,

So far through Milaap, we have raised 71,000 INR for aunty Charmaine. In addition, we have met a couple by the name of Ramesh and Usha. They run an NGO called Loving Hearts. These two youngsters have decided to help aunty Charmaine run the flea market food stalls in order to help her raise money. In addition, the other volunteers at Loving Hearts visit and spend time with her. For Aunty Charmaine, it's not just the money that matters. But the fact that she is surrounded by love.
We have another 20 days to go on this campaign. We are confident that God will take this forward. Lord Jesus has always taken care of Aunty.
Now, once again, He has brought so many of you forward to help her and stand by her in her hour of need.
Aunty Charmaine thanks each of you and is overwhelmed by the love.

Volunteers From Loving Hearts help Aunty Charmaine at the food stall
Dear Supporters,

So far through Milaap, we have raised 71,000 INR for aunty Charmaine. In addition, we have met a couple by the name of Ramesh and Usha. They run an NGO called Loving Hearts. These two youngsters have decided to help aunty Charmaine run the flea market food stalls in order to help her raise money. In addition, the other volunteers at Loving Hearts visit and spend time with her. For Aunty Charmaine, it's not just the money that matters. But the fact that she is surrounded by love.
We have another 20 days to go on this campaign. We are confident that God will take this forward. Lord Jesus has always taken care of Aunty.
Now, once again, He has brought so many of you forward to help her and stand by her in her hour of need.
Aunty Charmaine thanks each of you and is overwhelmed by the love.

Volunteers From Loving Hearts help Aunty Charmaine at the food stall
13th July 2019
Dear Supporters,

This is Charmaine. I thank you for the financial help given to me for going to a home for Senior Citizen's. I tried my best to continue work by making pickles, wine's and with cooking to sell food at Flea Markets. But  now as my health condition is not too good I had to make my decision to go into a old aged home. May God bless you and your families always, I am ever so grateful .

I would like to thank each of you personally for reaching out to me. I don't know how to do this through social media, hence I am posting it here.
Words can't express the gratitude I feel.

God bless you always.

Thanks
Dear Supporters,

This is Charmaine. I thank you for the financial help given to me for going to a home for Senior Citizen's. I tried my best to continue work by making pickles, wine's and with cooking to sell food at Flea Markets. But  now as my health condition is not too good I had to make my decision to go into a old aged home. May God bless you and your families always, I am ever so grateful .

I would like to thank each of you personally for reaching out to me. I don't know how to do this through social media, hence I am posting it here.
Words can't express the gratitude I feel.

God bless you always.

Thanks
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Rs.105,933 raised

Goal: Rs.1,000,000

Beneficiary: Charmaine info_outline

Supporters (29)

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Anonymous donated Rs.500
VG
V donated Rs.1,000
CP
Colin donated Rs.3,000

Wishing you well, God bless.

AA
Ashwini donated £50

Best wishes

A
Anonymous donated Rs.5,000
DK
Dr K donated Rs.1,000

May god bless you with good health and happiness