Thank you readers – Rs 11 lac pours in for Clevan, gives him hope

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Aug 30: “With shattered hopes and increasing debts, we had concluded that suicide was the only way out. At that critical juncture, it was Daijiworld and its readers who came as a ray of hope in our lives. For the first time in many years, I saw a smile on my son Clevan’s face. I don’t know how to express my gratitude,” says Irene D’Souza.

On July 26, Daijiworld published an article on Pavoor resident Clevan Sheldon D’Souza who suffered from multiple diseases from his childhood. His parents Charles and Irene spent whatever they had on treating their son but Clevan’s health failed to improve, and their debts kept increasing. Clevan’s condition and his family’s struggles touched the hearts of Daijiworld readers who were quick to respond by donating Rs 11, 03,065.

Clevan Sheldon D’Souza

Daijiworld in its article had written about the family’s financial condition and their struggle to afford a onetime meal. After spending and pawning everything they had to treat their 24-year-old son since the time of his birth, they decided to stop treatments with a very heavy heart as they could not afford Rs 8000 every month for medicines and check-ups.

Right from birth, Clevan suffered from congenital heart disease and imperforate anus. He was unable to pass stools, and doctors had to make an alternative hole on the right side of his stomach. He had many corrective surgeries at Father Muller’s Hospital throughout his childhood to fix the rectum issue.

Clevan spent his entire childhood in hospitals and on medicines. His parents sold properties, ornaments and finally took loans for their son’s treatment. However, Clevan’s condition did not improve and the doctors told he will be dependent on medicines for the rest of his life. Meanwhile, Clevan’s parents were unable to pay back the loans as they did not have any source of income and could not leave to work leaving Clevan alone.

Their son’s suffering and helplessness and their inability in providing him timely treatment, made the family contemplate on committing suicide many a times.

“We visited Daijiworld Corporate Office as a final attempt to seek help and save our son and ourselves. But we never imagined that people will help us in such a manner. Now Clevan is happy thinking that he will get good treatment and will become well soon. On behalf of my son, I thank entire Daijiworld family and its readers from the bottom of my heart. You gave us a second life,” says Irene.

Indeed, Daijiworld readers have once again proved that together, we can make the world a beautiful place. We are grateful to each and every person who has helped and supported Clevan and his family. 

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  • Lloyd, Udupi/ UK

    Fri, Aug 31 2018

    Gestures like these make the world go round.

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  • Mohan Prabhu,, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Fri, Aug 31 2018

    Good job.

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  • Jhanavi, Udupi

    Fri, Aug 31 2018

    Good work ,,, those who donated will definately be blessed by god.. also if every reader donates to the people in needy like this. We spend on daily basis atleast 10 rs on unnecessary things.. there are people who spend more than 1000s on daily basis for the things which are of no use or just for time pass... if we donate those rs to the people in needy it will make their day or a life....

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  • amarnath, bantwal

    Fri, Aug 31 2018

    Dear Clevan..
    Pray God , Get well soon..., WE are Praying
    Good Work Diajiworld

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  • Sunil N.J Dsouza, DUBAI/THOTTAM

    Fri, Aug 31 2018

    This was real big health condition. I pray to god to bless you more financial help to take of your health and future.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Thu, Aug 30 2018

    Thanks a lot o the commendable work of the Daijiworld for this noble deserving cause.

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  • Sathyajit Rai, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 30 2018

    Keep up the good work Daijiworld.

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    Thu, Aug 30 2018

    Dear Clevan,

    Get Well soon, Everyone's prayer with you and your family.
    God will protect your health, you will come out with your pain.
    Clevan, will see you soon with smile and good health in life.

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Valencia

    Thu, Aug 30 2018

    There is a reward for such people from god.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Aug 30 2018

    Praise the Lord ...

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 30 2018


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  • Sameer, Kaapu

    Thu, Aug 30 2018

    Wonderful Job ! Pls post as many as possible so that it brings cherish to some ones life.

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