Donate for Poor Kids with Heart Disease
Organized by: Sri Vardhan Gogineni
EVENT DATE Oct 31, 2015
In India, each year about 180,000 children are born with Congenital Heart Disease. About 80% of these children die without seeing a specialist.
Baby of Pullaiah: This 3 month old is diagnosed with Unobstructed Supracardiac TAPVC requiring "TAPVC repair" surgery. Estimated cost of surgery is $4600.
Baby of Muthyalu: This 7 month old is diagnosed with Situs Ambigous and Common AV Canal Defect requiring "Bidirectional Glenn" surgery. Estimated cost of surgery is $3800.
Baby of Veera Babu: This 18 month old is is diagnosed with Tetrology of Fallot (TOF) requiring "Intracardiac repair of TOF" surgery. Estimated cost of surgery is $4200.
Parents of these kids make less than $10 a day.
What can we do? Along with a lot of cool and kindhearted people, I'm raising money to help these kids. All the money raised will go to their treatment at Hrudaya - Cure a Little Heart Foundation.
In return for all your generosity, Sri will climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the World in Oct 2015. #Kili4Kids
Why? Because every Kid deserves to live a full life.
Who is invited to donate? Friends (BFFs, GFs, BFs, Kinda-sorta-friends, not-in-touch-friends), Family(dead and alive but mostly alive), Coworkers (all 25 species), and everyone else on the planet. Yes, even your pet :)
I'm not sure how much to donate? For the next three months, try to give up something you've been thinking for a while and donate the money to this cause. If you know that you can save a kid's life by giving up something, wouldn't you do it? You can:
Give up coffee
Get a cheaper Haircut
Give up movies
Give up one expensive meal a month
I will give up my typical birthday(sep 17th - don't forget to wish me) shopping ($50) + give up one haircut ($15) + no movies and pop corn for three months ($51 at $17 a month). That's exactly $116.00. You see how I reverse engineered it ;)
I did donate. What do I do next?
You can create a team with in the fundraiser and start saving kids' lives.
Spread the word, talk to your nearest and dearest who can't say no to your face. Literally, this is how I started ;) :D
You can post a comment showing off your math skills like I did above or write something positive, inspiring and endearing or well go back to your routine...