Mangalore, Feb 28: Money may be essential to lead a comfortable life, but many a time, it is love, kindness, good words, prayers and genuine concern that mean much more and go a long way in providing the healing touch to a life in need of it. And when a helping hand reaches out both financially and with love and prayers, humanity attains a whole new level.
This has been proved in the case of little Swathi and her family.
On February 6, daijiworld had published an appeal for 12-year-old Selvi Swathi Prasad who is suffering from a rare disease (90 per cent occlusion of the nidus; and intraventricular haemmorrhage with hydrocephalus and right thalamic bleed in the brain). The online appeal has indeed created a miracle. The amount of Rs 7.61 lac collected within 15 days of publication, couple with the numerous phone calls, words of hope, support, concern and prayers, have changed not only Swathi's life, but of her parents too.
Now the family has received the amount, the response from readers being beyond thier expectations.
Below are the contents of the letter from Swathi's father, which is self-explnatory :
Dear Daijiworld and Readers,
I donít have words to express my gratitude. Perhaps I will not find words to thank you and your generosity.
Ever since daijiworld published my appeal on February 6, seeking help to my 12-year-old daughter Selvi Swathi Prasad, who has been suffering from a rare brain disease (Right Intraventricular AVM), I have been receiving phone calls day in and day out.
Apart from Mangalore and Bangalore, I have been receiving calls from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Sharjah, Muscat, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Israel, USA, Australia and Canada.
Though initially I tried to contact a few philanthropists and politicians, my efforts went in vain. As a last resort, I approached your website with much hesitation as I was not sure whether you would entertain me or not.
Today, 15 days after publishing my appeal, I donít find words to thank the daijiworld readers from all over the world, who have contributed Rs 7.61 lac (as on February 23) and more than 50 persons have called me to say that they would be praying for my daughter and wished her a speedy recovery.
In fact, an aged person Samuel took the trouble to contact my daughterís school to take our address and then visited our home last Thursday after his daughter (who is working in Bahrain) called him and informed about my daughter. He not only offered us fruits and cash, but also spoke to my wife and daughter, instilled confidence in them and also promised to visit again. So was the case with Mrs Anishka from Dubai, who spoke with my daughter (from Dubai) for more than 15 minutes and asked us not to lose hope.
I am sure my daughter Swathi would not only fully recover, but also be able to live her life just like any other girl of her age. In fact, your prayers have given me and my family members more confidence and enough strength to face the future.
Thank you readers and a very big thank you to daijiworld, for helping me and my family beyond what we could ever think or imagine.
We at daijiworld, can only say thank you to all those who stood with Swathi in her difficult time. The family is full of hopes of Swathi recovering quickly back to her normal days.
Dear readers, once again you have saved a life, like the way you have done many times in the past. You must be really feeling the joy of sharing and caring.
Your response to such social causes encourages us to go in search of needy people every day.
Together, we can make this world more beautiful and cheerful.
A big salute to everyone. May God bless us all.
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