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Win Over Epilepsy
2%
Raised
Rs.16,500
of Rs.1,000,000
5 supporters
  • RC

    Created by

    Rotary Club of Pune Baner
  • EW

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Economically Weak Epilepsy patients

    from Pune, Maharashtra

Story

The project is about sponsoring paediatric and adult epilepsy surgeries from economically weak section. The cover picture shows 3 year post op girl and 5 year post boy. The recovered girl got 95 percentile in the class from almost dropping out of school. The recovered boy got into college from almost dropping out in the 9th. Both are seizure free now.

There are many cases diagnosed every year where children or adults have serious drug resistant epilepsy. They need a surgery to claim back normal life and return back to studies or work. But many of these patients are from families that cannot afford these surgeries. This project will fund upto Rs 125000 per surgery and intends to do 50 such surgeries.

With successful treatment of epilepsy, patients are able to resume education. Cognitive development is facilitated and individuals can lead an independent life and regain a large chunk of previously lost  privileges. Adults are able to enter the workforce  and marriage can now be considered. Dependence on the care giver is reduced. Epilepsy is not cancer and does not recur thus the operations are sustainable. These patients can live normal life at par with their normal colleagues. Thus by operating upon a 5 year old child and offering him seizure freedom, we are technically adding 65 years of productive years to someone’s life, which otherwise would have been miserable for the whole family. These patients do not require supportive treatment afterwards like chemotherapy or radiotherapy typical of cancer.

We are asking you to support our cause. Win Over Epilepsy.

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