Pleading help for our 2-year-old daughter | Milaap

Pleading help for our 2-year-old daughter


    Our baby, Siri Chandana is born with a hearing deficit. We found this out when she would not respond to our commands. At the age of 2, we took her to the doctor in our village and eventually got her tested in CMC, Vellore and Madras ENT institute where they suggested that she needs an Auditory Brain Stem Implantation.

Our world has been devastated. We are a lower-middle-class family based out of Jeypore, Odisha. Siri is the youngest in the family and we love her to bits. We have spent all our savings and have availed a loan with all our gold jewellery on a mortgage to get her treatment going this far. Before consulting CMC, Vellore, we solicited advice from doctors at Visakhapatnam. And she has been undergoing speech therapy until recently.

She is only 2 but we are shattered with all the comments people make. Some are already starting to label Siri, "a burden" in our lives. We struggle to even earn our livelihood and here we are being put to another test.

This being a rare form of congenital ENT disorder - "Bilateral Cochlear Aplasia", the doctors have suggested for surgical intervention. Although the possibility of her recovering to a normal state cannot be estimated, we do not want to leave any stone unturned in gifting our child the normal life she deserves. For someone from a lower-middle-class family, the estimated cost of 35,000$ (USD) or Rs.25,00,000/- (25lakhs) is impossible to bear.


As a last resort, we have come to believe the power of people. Your little contribution will prevent our child to be disabled for the rest of her life. No words can express any little contribution that can transform our happiness and Siri’s life. Moreover, please put us in touch if you know of any foundations that could assist us in any way.

Thank you for all your support.

- Swathi (Mother)

Siri’s Reports
Siri’s Reports
Surgery expenses estimate excluding stay & admission charges
Surgery expenses estimate excluding stay & admission charges
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17th August 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support. Milaap is offering a 15% matching on all the funds to help raise funds faster towards cause. Every payment that happens 15% will be added on that payment. For example every INR 1,000 will receive an INR 150 matching contribution on the campaign.

You can also help via the following methods:
1. Clicking on the donate now button: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-siri-1
2. Donating via UPI (Tez/Bhim/PhonePe etc): givetomlpsswathi@yesbankltd
3. Sharing the campaign further with your friends and family.

Regards,
Team Milaap
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support. Milaap is offering a 15% matching on all the funds to help raise funds faster towards cause. Every payment that happens 15% will be added on that payment. For example every INR 1,000 will receive an INR 150 matching contribution on the campaign.

You can also help via the following methods:
1. Clicking on the donate now button: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-siri-1
2. Donating via UPI (Tez/Bhim/PhonePe etc): givetomlpsswathi@yesbankltd
3. Sharing the campaign further with your friends and family.

Regards,
Team Milaap
15th August 2019
Dear Supporters and Team Milaap,

           We, the family members of Siri would like to Thank you all for supporting and blessing our girl throughout the process. In light of Siri’s reports, the Surgeon advised getting her operated by the end of this month. Owing to Milaap, we have been able to raise around INR 6,82,082 thus far and have paid an advance amount of INR 1 lakh out of those. We are also planning to apply for CM Relief Fund. Hopefully, that should help us gather around INR 3-4 lakhs. There is still a dearth of INR 10 lakhs.

            Please, please take your phones out, share this campaign on WhatsApp, post on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, and spread the word to your near and dear ones. Every penny, every post will help fulfill our wish to see Siri gaining her hearing power. We have delayed it for too long now and we cannot afford to see Siri leading the rest of her life impaired.

Thanks so much, once again! Namaste!


Dear Supporters and Team Milaap,

           We, the family members of Siri would like to Thank you all for supporting and blessing our girl throughout the process. In light of Siri’s reports, the Surgeon advised getting her operated by the end of this month. Owing to Milaap, we have been able to raise around INR 6,82,082 thus far and have paid an advance amount of INR 1 lakh out of those. We are also planning to apply for CM Relief Fund. Hopefully, that should help us gather around INR 3-4 lakhs. There is still a dearth of INR 10 lakhs.

            Please, please take your phones out, share this campaign on WhatsApp, post on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, and spread the word to your near and dear ones. Every penny, every post will help fulfill our wish to see Siri gaining her hearing power. We have delayed it for too long now and we cannot afford to see Siri leading the rest of her life impaired.

Thanks so much, once again! Namaste!


2nd August 2019
Hello Supporters,

Because we have not been able to reach our target goal of 25 Lakhs, we requested the doctors at Madras ENT Institute to reschedule the surgery to a later date at the end of this month. We will keep you posted about the progress. Please help us in reaching our target. Thank you!

- Swathi (Siri's mom)
Hello Supporters,

Because we have not been able to reach our target goal of 25 Lakhs, we requested the doctors at Madras ENT Institute to reschedule the surgery to a later date at the end of this month. We will keep you posted about the progress. Please help us in reaching our target. Thank you!

- Swathi (Siri's mom)
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Rs.854,434 raised

Goal: Rs.2,500,000

Beneficiary: S Swathi info_outline

Supporters (442)

Davandra
Davandra donated $20
A
Anonymous donated $20
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.77.40

Matching payment towards Pavan’s contribution

Pavan
Pavan donated Rs.516

Wishing Siri a speedy recovery, Get well soon baby.

MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.300

Matching payment towards VINAY GANDHI PACHIGOOLLA’s contribution

V
Vinay donated Rs.2,000