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Help my hero return home #mydadmyhero
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    Created by

    Yesha Gotherwal
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Rajiv Gotherwal

    from Gujarat, India


If you know my dad Rajiv Gotherwal, then you must be aware that he is warm-hearted, adoring, passionate, incredibly hard-working, joy and kindness brings to every interaction. A few months ago my parents came to Canada to visit me and my brother and spend some time with us during these difficult times.

He loves cooking, going on long walks with his family on the weekends, and he is always there to offer a helping hand to the people who are in need.

My dad is my hero and my first love. He worked almost 7 days a week to give the best life to his family. I grew up watching him leaving early in the morning and not returning home until late at night, working overtime hours to earn enough money to provide the necessities for the family. His dedication to his work and commitment to his family inspired me to be whatever I am today. I have a lot of dreams for my parents and I don’t let COVID19 take anything away from me.

A few weeks ago, my whole family tested positive for COVID19. Although, my mom, my brother and I were able to recover at home with mild symptoms such as dry cough, weakness and slight fever. Unfortunately, my dad had to be rushed to the Regina General Hospital with breathing complications, which later was identified as COVID pneumonia. He was taken to the ICU, where he was sedated, intubated, and placed on a ventilator for respiratory support.

It’s very sickening to see my dad sleeping on the hospital bed, breathing and eating through pipes. There were many days, I use to sit in the hospital parking lot crying as I couldn’t control my emotions after seeing him like that. He is here to visit his kids and have some quality with his kids and family and take back some beautiful to India, while he is moving back to India. Instead, he has to fight for his life in the hospital due to COVID19 complications. While my dad have a strong support system in place, the burden of finances is inevitable which is why I am asking anyone who can help, to help.

With all the unexpected things happening in my life, the last thing I should be worried about is the finances and the ability to pay the hospital bills. Unfortunately, the private medical insurance offered to my dad only covers a portion of his medical bill, which is around $100k, since he is in Canada on a visiting visa. My dad treatment costs surpassed the $100,000 insurance limit within the first 5 days stay at the hospital. He was admitted to the hospital on the 3 March, 2021 and he still undergoing his treatment at Regina General Hospital.  

One of my greatest fear is knowing that I can’t afford the upcoming medical bills which are way over my budget, and might not be able to afford ongoing medical support due to lack of funds. It wears me down, soaks my pillow with tears at night, and makes me feel desperate to find a way to provide ongoing medical support to my dad until he makes a full recovery.

Your donation will fund my dad’s medical bills not covered by insurance, and his on-going medical care and treatment. Your donation is greatly appreciated and our family is extremely grateful for your kindness. If you are unable to help financially, we completely understand and would ask you to simply share my dad’s story and this page with your family and friends via email or social media so others can learn about his story.

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