Runi is a poor Kondh tribal girl, who stays in a non-descript village named Karada in Ramanaguda block of Odisha. The village is around 70 kms from district headquarters Rayagada and 350 kms from Bhubaneswar. As hardly anyone from his family from this hinterland can mobilize funding, I, as Chairman of Media Cares Rayagada, am making the appeal on behalf of Runi. Her parents are ultra poor and somehow live on subsistence.
She doesn't need crores of rupees like lungs transplantation. She only needs Rs.2 lakhs for further treatment in the hospital.
She is just 19 years old and continuing her studies in +2 arts in Kalinga Institute of Social Science, Bhubaneswar.
A few months back, she fell seriously ill. Disease: Thyroid gland disorder. This led to throat cancer.
She is getting treated in King George Hospital at Visakhapatnam. She has appealed in Odia, which is attached