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Delhi Lady Helps Terminally Ill Children Outside AIIMS


Rachna and her group, which she calls, Givers for a Cause, ensure financial, emotional, and material help to the families of the children. “Given how much these children are suffering and going through, my only aim is to keep them happy and do everything towards that cause. Since I cannot do that 24/7, I ensure that whenever I am with them, they are happy and spend their time laughing,” she says.


When asked how she started helping kids who are terminally ill, she says, “I was part of a Gurudwara from where volunteers would go to AIIMS once a week to distribute food (langar), I started going along with them. I remember seeing the plight in which these families lived, and also remember seeing a girl die on the footpath. That changed me.”

It was in 2016 that Rachna started working full time to help kids who are terminally ill and come to AIIMS for treatment. “AIIMS provides free treatment for those who are Below Poverty Line (BPL) cardholders. However, in working with the children I realised that the parents who brought their children here had absolutely nothing with them. And living and surviving in Delhi is not an easy task.”

 

While the expenses of the treatment are taken care of, there are several other expenses which the families have to bear – living, transportation, medicines, food, etc. “Where do these people go for all of this?” asked Rachna herself.

So she took it upon herself to help these families, to help them ease their struggle by providing them with money for medicines, clothes, food, and shelter, with the help of little funds she got from well-wishers.

Rachna, speaking about the deaths that she witnesses, she says, “For many of the parents, their life revolves around their unwell child and getting them treated. When the treatment fails to make a difference and there is a death, it is almost as though the parents also die. I make it a point to spend my Monday’s calling each of these parents up and just checking on how they are dealing with the loss.”

                     

The children are already stressed and in pain, so to help bring a dash of color and happiness in their day, Rachna and her able team of volunteers conduct various activities for the children – storytelling, drawing and craft, and even just having conversations with them. “We try and fulfill all their wishes, some big and some small,” says Rachna. She along with other volunteers go prepared with material for 125 kids and for two hours, they make merry on the footpath.

"There are countless more people on streets outside AIIMS, waiting for their children to get treated for months together. I aim to help these people in need, give them hope that everything will be alright eventually. But with limited resources, I am unable to provide for those in need"- Rachna.

Your contributions will help Rachna save more lives of terminally ill children.
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27th August 2019
Dear Supporters,

Birthdays are a fun time to celebrate with the family and loved ones, specially if milestone birthdays. But there are some people who instead of receiving gifts believe in receiving blessings in the form of the gift of giving.

Neelam Ji turned 50 this 21st August. On Janamastmi she decided to celebrate her milestone Birthday by bringing happiness and contentment to the the sick children through The Shared Birthday Project under the flagship of Givers For A Cause. 100 backpacks were given to 100 sick children who need them a lot as they spend a lot of time in A.I.I.M.S for their respective treatments. They or their parents have to carry everything for the day from food to water to reports to diapers and whatnot. Also, being Janamastmi, she and her husband distributed unlimited Kheer to the children.

Givers For A Cause is thankful to Neelam Ji and her family.

Sharing actually is Caring.
And we do care.
Dear Supporters,

Birthdays are a fun time to celebrate with the family and loved ones, specially if milestone birthdays. But there are some people who instead of receiving gifts believe in receiving blessings in the form of the gift of giving.

Neelam Ji turned 50 this 21st August. On Janamastmi she decided to celebrate her milestone Birthday by bringing happiness and contentment to the the sick children through The Shared Birthday Project under the flagship of Givers For A Cause. 100 backpacks were given to 100 sick children who need them a lot as they spend a lot of time in A.I.I.M.S for their respective treatments. They or their parents have to carry everything for the day from food to water to reports to diapers and whatnot. Also, being Janamastmi, she and her husband distributed unlimited Kheer to the children.

Givers For A Cause is thankful to Neelam Ji and her family.

Sharing actually is Caring.
And we do care.
21st August 2019
Givers For A Cause is about contributing in any which way to save a life of some terminally diseased and ailing destitute poverty stricken unlucky  little darling young child. We are fortunate for we have lived healthy lives and continue to do so. In return, let's revert back to nature that the universe has endowed to us so freely and calmly i.e HEALTH. One need not think how to help the needy. We just need to feel their helplessness and despair. Be in their shoes for a while each day. Basic needs like 3 meals a day, milk for the babies, clothes for the body, medicines for the sick, lack of medical facilities near home hence the travel and stay expense to big cities, being treated as lesser humans if not educated and not well to do, a crazy number of people visiting government hospitals and struggling to be attended because of long ques and so on. Leave your comfort zones and open your senses. If you don't have the heart to see this dark hopeless side of life then see it through us. Commit through this Cause. Help through this Cause.
It has taken me 5 years to dare attempt to travel into this darkness and spread a ray of hope for a kid or a sick woman or a handicapped person because undoubtedly it's a very heartbreaking journey. Many a times all my senses and my soul have been torn apart piece by piece. A few times I have given up and landed in a stormy sea of tears. So much of suffering has haunted me for many gloomy days and sleepless nights. Till one day I understood that I may not be able to help a lot of lost souls but can surely help a few. The beauty is so can you. Help me to help the forsaken children of God. Pick any of the following or pick them all.
Giving Money for medicines, tests, MRI/CT/PET Scans, Rein basera(shelter home) stay, raation(food supplies), milk, eggs, juices, wheelchairs, and miscellaneous needs depending from child to child. Also, more than the above stated give us your valuable commitment, time, love and care to serve humbly any which way.

Life is precious. Not only ours but everybody's. Let's all join hands and give somebody in need a loving hand and a warm hug and most importantly give them hope that they are not alone in their struggle and pain.
Givers For A Cause is about contributing in any which way to save a life of some terminally diseased and ailing destitute poverty stricken unlucky  little darling young child. We are fortunate for we have lived healthy lives and continue to do so. In return, let's revert back to nature that the universe has endowed to us so freely and calmly i.e HEALTH. One need not think how to help the needy. We just need to feel their helplessness and despair. Be in their shoes for a while each day. Basic needs like 3 meals a day, milk for the babies, clothes for the body, medicines for the sick, lack of medical facilities near home hence the travel and stay expense to big cities, being treated as lesser humans if not educated and not well to do, a crazy number of people visiting government hospitals and struggling to be attended because of long ques and so on. Leave your comfort zones and open your senses. If you don't have the heart to see this dark hopeless side of life then see it through us. Commit through this Cause. Help through this Cause.
It has taken me 5 years to dare attempt to travel into this darkness and spread a ray of hope for a kid or a sick woman or a handicapped person because undoubtedly it's a very heartbreaking journey. Many a times all my senses and my soul have been torn apart piece by piece. A few times I have given up and landed in a stormy sea of tears. So much of suffering has haunted me for many gloomy days and sleepless nights. Till one day I understood that I may not be able to help a lot of lost souls but can surely help a few. The beauty is so can you. Help me to help the forsaken children of God. Pick any of the following or pick them all.
Giving Money for medicines, tests, MRI/CT/PET Scans, Rein basera(shelter home) stay, raation(food supplies), milk, eggs, juices, wheelchairs, and miscellaneous needs depending from child to child. Also, more than the above stated give us your valuable commitment, time, love and care to serve humbly any which way.

Life is precious. Not only ours but everybody's. Let's all join hands and give somebody in need a loving hand and a warm hug and most importantly give them hope that they are not alone in their struggle and pain.

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Rs.10,548 raised

Goal: Rs.1,000,000

Beneficiary: GIVERS FOR A CAUSE info_outline

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Sachdevas donated $7.19

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Get well soon

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Anonymous donated Rs.500

Keep up the good work; you are an inspiration!

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