Lakhs of children in India are deprived of quality liver treatment every year. Lack of access to quality healthcare and associated costs of complicated transplant surgery makes it out-of-bounds for underprivileged families. It is unfortunate that detection of these cases happens at a stage when transplant is the only option, in the absence of which the child faces the gruesome fate of mortality. The Pravin Agarwal Foundation (TPAF) embarked on a journey a few months ago to change this.
Targeted and systemic eradication of a seemingly unsurmountable challenge is easier, scalable and impactful if you join hands with the right partners. That’s exactly the route we took while putting together a unique ecosystem involving hospitals, highly qualified doctors and crowd funding platforms. Together with the most able doctors from reputable hospitals like Aster, Narayana Hrudayalaya, KEM, Apollo and crowd funding platforms like Milaap, we were able to create new hope for children and their families to receive critical liver transplant surgery.
Today, we met the first 32 bright, chirpy and energetic children who were beneficiaries of the surgeries done thus far. We sang, danced, cheered each other on and shared remarkable stories of human grit, spirit and compassion. Our resolve is now even stronger. We will reach 100 surgeries within the next year and hopefully thousands and lakhs after that. I invite other partners to join us on this wonderful journey of nurturing life
By Pratik Agarwal