When Sitaram walked into our little office almost three years go, he had hobbled for six years on his good leg from the proverbial pillar to post seeking the funds required for his son Raju's operation. His determination and courage compelled us to act... Arun had to wait 14 years before fate conjured the right moment and brought this dalit family to our doorsstep.. one look at Arun's smile and we knew we had to do something..
It was Sitaram again who brought Babli and her broken heart to project why.. no one had done anything for her for 9 long years as she was just a girl...and it was the look in little Chetna's mother's eye as she held on to her imprefect child after having lost her first born that made us act... and two days from mow she will have her angiography!
Many may wonder why an organisation whose main activity is education is busy being a heartFix hotel.. one does not have a logical answer.. maybe it is the conviction that if something comes our way, it happens for a reason.. just as Manu's heart wrenching howls led to setting up pwhy's first classroom..
Maybe it is the belief that every child has a right to live or is it the unfair reality that the miracles of modern medecine are only for the chosen ones.. I would like to believe that it is my friend the god of lesser children's way of redressing torts..
And in running our heartFix hotel one has come to realise that indubitable fact that people tend to be more generous when asked to help in such cases.. so somewhere the why ruse is at work too...
Or to quote the now famous rang de basanti, it is not being able to remain silent when something is terribly wrong!
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