The charity has issued the seasonal appeal of ‘Easter-Vishu Appeal 2019’ featuring the cases of 5 underprivileged families in Kerala, who are severely affected with medical/socio/financial conditions. The appeal has gathered a momentum with the support of UK malayalees and have raised over £ 6000.00 so far and expected to raise more before the closing date. The appeal has been boosted with two major donations from two anonymous donors i.e. £ 1865.00+466.25 gift aid & £ 1111.00 respectively.
The first among the selected case was of 48 years old Ponnamma from Thottakkadu, Kottayam. Ponnama was already suffering from a rare disease of anaemia and also suffered major burn injuries due to the fall as a result of her medical condition. The doctor has prescribed surgery and she is bedridden due to the ongoing diseases. Ponnama is being looked after by her elderly parents with no means of regular income for the family as her aged dad is the only bread winner in the family.
Abhilash from Karunagappally in Kollam district has been paralysed right from the age of five years old and is completely dependant on his parents for his day to day life. He was able to manage to do his personal hygiene requirements for a certain period but the condition has deteriorated recently. He was able to complete his education until +2 level but now seeking the support of well wishers to get along with his normal life.
Bindu Biju from Vannapparum, Thodupuzha suffer from lung cancer which makes the lives of the family including two young children very difficult. 35 years old Bindu husband unable to go for work since he needs to look after the children as Bindu’s health condition is very poor to look after the household. They have no land as their own but lives in a small house.
The young Subin Babu from Vazhoor, Kottayam was diagnosed with kidney diseases when he was doing his +2 level at school. Even though the family managed to arrange the transplantation by spending over Rs. 15 lakhs, the was reversed due to the post transplantation complications including the infection to the organs. He continues to get the blood transfusion dialysis but needs to transplant the kidney again to overcome the disease permanently.
Rajan from Pathanapuram in Kollam has also approached the charity foundation by submitting his application for financial support. He suffer from multiple diseases but the recent surgery for the heart diseases has made him very weak with his other conditions as such kidney stone, diabetes etc. The family’s financial conditions are very limited to find out the resources for his continuing treatment and also to run the day to day living expenses.
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