On September 2nd 2020, our close friend Surya lost her father due to Covid19. The last two weeks have been a harrowing experience - the situation rapidly worsened, needing hospital transfers in an already overwhelmed city, while her father and family battled bravely for his life. Given complications due to Covid, they were deprived of a chance to meet him in this period or organize the last rites after death. The months to come will continue to be hard on the family having also lost its sole breadearner.
A few of us have decided to help out the family financially in this difficult period while they cope with their immense grief and loss. The medical bills alone were around 45k inr for each day in the hospital, and in total around 4.5 lakhs inr. Surya has been the kindest, most giving friend some of us have known, and we hope our (and your) contributions help her family navigate this dark and uncertain period.