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November 2018 Update

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” ~ Vicki Harrison

Team Ashvattha has been helping one of the twin babies, with heart and lungs problem, who was undergoing treatment in Rainbow Hospital. PDA ligation surgery was done and she was showing some improvement. She moved out from ventilation and taking breathe from C-PAAP after 10 days of surgery. The doctors were hopeful that the baby will recover and she was kept in NICU for 3-4 weeks for the complete lung development.

As the baby was responding well to treatment we tried our best to help the family save this child. Team Ashvattha donated an amount of Rs.40,000 initially and later an amount of Rs.50,000. Team Ashvattha prays and hope God gives them the strength to get over this situation.

AshvatthaNovember 2018 Update
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October 2018 Update 2

“One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is to have a happy childhood.” ~ Agatha Christie

Childhood is one phase of life where the poverty or misery of the family doesn’t necessarily stop the child from playing games, having fun with friends and building memories. It is unfortunate that some children do not even get the opportunity to build such happy childhood due to their health conditions. It is really painful for the parents and the family to see their child on the hospital bed, at the age where he is supposed to be walking his first steps, uttering his first words and playing with toys. It not only destroys the memories of the parents but also a beautiful childhood for the kid.

Master Sriram Karthikeya, 7 months old boy presented with history of poor weight gain since birth. He was admitted in Rainbow Children’s Hospital & BirthRight by Rainbow, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. He was diagnosed with Failure to thrive and cow milk protein allergy. In view of persistent weight loss despite on elemental formula feeds he was started on TPN after placing PICC line. After being in hospital for more than a month and having spent nearly 7 Lakhs for the treatment, his condition has not improved. As the hospital bill is exponentially increasing, doctors have advised to treat him at home. Home treatment is still costing about Rs.3500/- per day and the tenure of the treatment remain indefinite as of today. Their family approached Team Ashvattha for help to continue with the treatment. Volunteers from Ashvattha visited the family to understand the condition of the baby and donated an amount of Rs.40,000/- for the treatment. We hope the baby recovers soon and enjoys his childhood.

Appreciate all the donors and volunteers of Ashvattha who were able to help this little baby grow. Every life matters!

AshvatthaOctober 2018 Update 2
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October 2018 Update 1

“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” ~ Shannon L. Alder

It gives a lot of strength just knowing that there is family and friends around to help support in the tough times. And, it gives even greater strength and respect on mankind when you know that people unrelated to you also come forward to show their support. After all, we belong to one kind – The Mankind. The world is a better place because of all the people who believe in that oneness. We are proud to have many such people at Ashvattha!

One of the volunteers from Ashvattha needed help for their family member Pranay Kumar, 35 years old, who was fighting with lungs, liver and kidney infection. Pranay was diagnosed with Acute Hepatitis-A, multi-organ dysfunction, acute liver failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute kidney injury. He was admitted in Apollo Hospital, had to go through a lot of tests and was on dialysis. His family and friends were able to help Pranay with some financial support, but they need more help to pay the hospital bills. Ashvattha stepped forward to show support and donated a check of Rs.20,000. We hope Pranay recovers soon.

Thank you, donors and volunteers for all your support.

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September 2018 Update

“If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.” ~Buddha

Most of the times we see charity or help as something that benefits only the person on the receiving end. If may not always be true. The happiness you get in making someone smile, the inspiration you receive from someone fighting against the odds, the appreciation you get for just lending a helping hand, all above all the satisfaction you get when you realize you helped someone with their life… all these things are definitely on the other end, the giving end of charity and it is a honor to be on this end. Thank you for all such honorable people you support Ashvattha.

We received a request from one of our members, to help 3 days old premature twins. They weigh extremely low and their lungs were not developed completely. The twins have been admitted to NICU since they were born and were on respiratory and MV support. The support needs to continue for 8-10 weeks to develop their organs and it was costing several thousands per day. The family comes from a low-income group and they have already used all the savings they had to save their children. Getting all these details, Ashvattha volunteer visited the parents at Rainbow hospital in L.B.Nagar and donated an amount of Rs.50,000. We hope the babies recover soon and stay healthy.

Thank you donors and volunteers of Ashvattha for your support in making this happen.

AshvatthaSeptember 2018 Update
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“Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” – Daryn Kagan

Mother nature never hesitates to reclaim her territory when things get out of hand. Unfortunately, we don’t have the power to control any of the nature’s disasters, but we always hold the power to bring her beauty back. Seeing thousands of people join hands to help the people of Kerala is truly inspiring. It is situations like these that remind us there is more humanity in the world that we believe.

From Ashvattha as well, we had many donors and volunteers who came forward to contribute to the Kerala Flood Relief. We truly appreciate their thoughtful contributions and it is these extraordinary things that saves the lives of many people. To date, we have sent more than 30 cartons of relief supplies such as biscuits, toiletries, tarpaulins, mineral water, medicines, candles, sanitary napkins, blankets, soaps, detergents, hair oil sachets, coffee and tea powders to help the people in Keral. A special thank you to our Doctor friend Mr.Pradeep who donated the dermatology medication. As a volunteer powered organization, Team Ashvattha is proud of our donors and volunteers who contributed their time and money to do good for others in need, in a very short time.

We feel sorry for all the people who lost their dear ones, homes and livelihood. With all your love and support, we hope the people of Kerala will gain the strength to restore their lives.

Thank you once again for your kindness and generosity!

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August 2018 Update 2

“A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.” – Unknown

When it comes to helping others, there are two categories of people. Those who Share and those who Give. While Sharing is from your abundance, Giving is from your need. Both are equally important and necessary. However, there are very few who Give. While Sharing helps the others, Giving saves the humanity. When you Give something and return with empty hands, you are leaving space for something new and better in your life. Thank you for the donors of Ashvattha who go that extra mile to Give. You are the reason behind making many families happy!

Team Ashvattha was requested to help A.Raju, who was suffering from an intestine problem and was admitted in NIMS Hospital for a major surgery. Volunteers from our team visited Raju and his family to know about the current situation. The family comes from a low-income background where Raju works as a watchman, his wife is a maid. Team Ashvattha donated an amount of Rs.10,000 to support them for the surgery. Hope Raju recovers soon to take care of his wife and their daughter!

Thank you all for your support in making a difference!

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August 2018 Update

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

We are living in a society that is forever-changing and where the change is rapid. Sometimes, it feels like there is more bad happening than good and the questions that bothers everybody is “why?”. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do we live in a world with so much pain and suffering? Why is there so much sorrow in our lives?

We may not be able to answer any of those “whys”. It is beyond human understanding. Also, it is not worth searching answers for what had already happened. The question should be “what do we do?”. What do we do to make the world a better place? What do we do to make our lives happy? What do we do to change our perspective of life?

Acceptance is the first step to move on. Accept that bad things will always happen but never loose hope. There is more good than bad happening in the world. Believe that there is more happiness than sorrow in our lives. If hundreds of people are willing to help a person who they have never met and will never meet in their lives, this must me true. There is more good in people than we see. Let’s change the perspective of seeing at life. The world around us is as beautiful as it ever is, we just have to be open to see it.

For Ashavttha, it is you people who go out of your way to help reduce the suffering of others, that make us believe in the beauty of human life. Thank you for giving us that infinite hope which drives us! Thank you for making us believe that there is more good in the people! Thank you for being the reason behind many beautiful smiles!

This month, we helped Harika, a 14 yr old girl, who is suffering with serious uterus related issue “Right Pelvi-Uretieric Junction Obstruction”. She went through a surgery already and needed one more surgery to solve the problem. She comes from a very poor background and her family was looking for help. One of our volunteers from Dharmapuri brought this request to Ashvattha and we were able to help the girl. Team Ashvattha visited the girl at Asian Nephrology Hospital in Hyderabad and donated an amount of Rs.30,000 for the surgery. We hope Harika recovers soon!

Thank you all the donors and volunteers of Ashvattha for making this happen!

AshvatthaAugust 2018 Update
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July 2018 Update

“The best gift you can give a child is education.”

Education is the most powerful weapon with which one can change the world. Along with giving knowledge education changes the world into something better. It helps in developing a perspective of looking at life. More than anything, we believe that education breaks the cycle of poverty and gives the children a hope for a bright future.

With this hope, Team Ashvattha planned on playing it’s part in providing education for the orphan kids. After food and shelter, the next best thing one can provide to a child is education, an opportunity to study and build a career to progress in life. We are fortunate to have donors who share the same feeling and belief as Ashavattha. Mohan Pekal a generous donor came forward for this cause and was willing to donate for orphan kids education. We thank Mohan and all the people who joined their hands with us to make this happen.

Team Ashavttha decided to help the children of “Aaradya Foundation” by paying their school fees this year. There were a total of 39 children from various grades all studying at “SSG High School, Medchal”. Our volunteers got in touch with authorities at Aaradya foundation and got the details of all the children and their school fees. Team Ashvattha donated an amount of Rs.1,00,000 (One Lakh) directly to the school. This amount covers the school fees for these children for one year. We hope, this simple but profound act influences and nurtures belief in those young hearts.

We are very happy to share the thank you note from the children. We hope this brings are smile on the faces of all our donors and volunteers of Ashvattha who made this possible. This is a THANK YOU for all of the great hearts supporting Ashvattha.

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June 2018 Update

“No matter how good or bad you think your life is, wake up each day and be thankful. Someone somewhere else if fighting to survive!”

Ashvattha Team came to know about a little girl, Bhanveesri, who is not even 2 years old and is fighting cancer to survive. We feel sorry for the little heart who should be spending her time playing with toys, instead is going through the painful process of chemo. It is not something such a little girl deserves.

This also raises the thought of how fortunate most of us are to have a memorable childhood, caring people around and comfortable life to live. We all have so many blessings in our lives and yet most of the time we fail to notice them or take them for granted. Being thankful and expressing gratitude are the most powerful tools for happiness. It adds a lot of positive emotions to life. Life is all about experiences the little moments and enjoying the little things around you. Just waking up in the morning and knowing all the people you love and care about are still alive and healthy is sufficient enough for any day to be a good day. Rest of all the little hurdles we face throughout the day are just experiences we gather in our life.

Ashvattha is grateful to all the amazing people who are changing the lives for hundreds of people, by being a part of our team. YOU are the reason behind many smiles each day. We are sure Baby Bhanveesri will recover soon and have a beautiful and bright childhood!

Here is her story…

Baby Bhanveesri, 1 year 7 months old, is suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She was diagnosed with cancer when she was 3 months old. After 10 months of high dose chemo treatment and started maintenance. Unfortunately, after few months here disease relapsed. Doctors have planned for bone marrow transplantation which would cost around 40 Lakhs. We contacted the baby’s mother Jwalamukhi and talked to her about her condition. The parents spent every rupee that had on the baby’s help and are now requesting help from friends and family. Ashvattha Team met the family and donated a check of Rs:50,000. As the baby health is critical and all their resources exhausted, every single contribution counts. If you are willing to contribute more, please contact Jwalamukhi (Phone: 8106679226) or contact us. Appreciate all your help!

AshvatthaJune 2018 Update
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April 2018 Update

Kindness is a wonderful way to let another struggling soul know that there is still love in this world!

The strongest people we meet in our lives do not have an easier life. They just have learned to create strength and happiness from dark places. It is true that every problem doesn’t have a simple and quick solution. But, if one is persistent enough, the solution will be found. It is these tough problems that makes a person strong, teaches life and helps shape a beautiful personality.

We may not be able to help solve every problem in every person’s life, but the least we could do is show compassion and love to those in need. It gives them strength to keep going forward with a hope for tomorrow.

Roma, is the 21-year-old girl who has been suffering with Rickets for the past few years. She is one tough soul fighting her own battle and struggling for life.  Team Ashvattha helped Roma a few times in the past. We have been in contact with her mother to know how she is recovering. Roma’s mother recently requested Ashvattha again for help with the treatment. Ashvattha decided to help this brave girl, one more time. All we could do for her is to show some compassion and help as much as we can. Our volunteers visited the girl and donated a check of Rs, 20.000. We hope she gains more strength and recovers soon!

We appreciate all our donors and volunteers, for their continuous support! Thank you!

AshvatthaApril 2018 Update
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