The people of Kerala are under worst situation facing the most terrible floods ever that resulted in hundreds dead and thousands homeless. Thus, the whole country has extended their helping hand and doing whatever they can do to the people to bring Kerala out of this situation. People from different parts of the country are helping Kerala by sending money to CM relief fund.
In the same way, 12-year-old Akshaya from Tamil Nadu has donated a part of the money she had collected for her heart operation through crowdfunding for the flood victims. The girl is suffering from a congenital heart disease and she needs a huge amount for surgery. Akshaya says she closely followed the awful situation in Kerala on TV and was deeply worried by the people’s suffering.
She saw many of them being displaced from their homes and forced to live without food and water for days. This warm gesture comes from someone who is herself fighting to lead a normal and healthy life. In spite of having to raise money for her own surgery, Akshaya has pledged Rs 5000 from the Rs 20,000 that has been raised so far through crowdfunding for her heart surgery.
“Many children like me have suffered in the floods. So I decided to help them by donating a portion of the money I had collected for my surgery. I am sure someone will help me. Right now, Kerala is in dire need of help,” the little girl said. Heartwarming, isn’t?
Taking note of her heart-touching gesture, the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) located in Thiruvananthapuram stepped forward to take care of Akshaya as free surgery will be done to her which would have cost her Rs 2.5 lakhs. “We learned that she had donated a portion of the money that she saved for her surgery towards Kerala relief fund. We are trying to track her and help her with the surgery,” SCTIMST director Dr. Asha Kishore told.
Akshaya’s father died in an accident a few years ago, following which the family’s financial condition worsened. Her mother is a temporary worker at an Anganwadi center. The income isn’t strong enough to meet the family’s needs. In this backdrop, managing funds for her second surgery in November is an uphill task.