*“Please continue to share Pari’s fundraiser on Facebook and WhatsApp and help us meet the crowdfunding target goal
MUMBAI, 28 AUGUST, 2019 (GPN):
IN May 2019, 5-year-old Pari was diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia. She developed a severe fever that did not reduce for days and would feel fatigued in doing simple things like walking up the stairs.
Pari’s condition meant her Bone Marrow was not producing platelets as well as red and white blood cells. Pari was advised to be admitted at Tata Memorial Hospital, Kolkata in the hope for better facilities for her treatment. Doctors there informed Pari’s parents that her disorder can only be cured with an urgent Bone Marrow Transplant, the estimate of which is Rs. 35 lakhs.
Pari’s parents took loans from their friends and family, however, they were nowhere close to the amount Pari desperately needed for her transplant.
A fundraiser on healthcare crowdfunding platform ImpactGuru.com was then put up with the intent to gather funds for Pari’s Bone Marrow Transplant. Pari’s parents appeal received 429 social media shares. Donations quickly started pouring in. In a quick span, 1405 donors collectively contributed Rs. 18.83 lakhs for Pari’s treatment through crowdfunding on ImpactGuru.com
“Please continue to share Pari’s fundraiser on Facebook and WhatsApp and help us meet the crowdfunding target goal.”Said Divya, Pari’s mother. https://www.impactguru.com/
Healthcare crowdfunding is an alternative method of raising funds online for medical expenses, with the patient (or his/her friends or family) primarily relying on social media networks to mobilize donors to finance the relevant medical bills. The additional advantage of crowdfunding is that patients do not have to repay that money back to the funders as the money provided online is a donation and not a loan.
ImpactGuru.com has become the largest crowdfunding platform in India for medical expenses. Over 20,000 patients have benefited from over 350,000 donors from ImpactGuru.com. Over Rs 400 crores/ US$60mm has been mobilized on our platform and by our strategic partners since inception.For more information, visit our website www.impactguru.com