FACTS: Less than 1% of India’s 1.2 billion population has access to palliative care. This is care provided to those suffering from a serious case of cancer and is typically for the elderly. Many of them may not survive but need a lot of help in their final days. Some of them will recover. The team at CanSupport ( an NGO that is the largest provider of such care in India) is able to actually send people to the homes of the cancer patients to take care of their medical and phycological needs. This dramatically improves the mental state of the patients and their families. The typical cost of a home visit to a patient is only INR 1000. Each patient usually needs 10 visits & hence it costs 10000 INR to support and help one patient.
JUST INR 20000 CAN IMPACT 2 CANCER PATIENTS ?
Please fund this campaign and together we can provide physical, emotional, psychosocial and financial support for cancer patients and their families. This campaign has 80-G tax benefits as the receipts are issued by CanSupport which is a non-profit.
HELP ME RAISE INR 20000 AND GIVE TWO PEOPLE CARE.
The money raised will be given directly after the campaign ends to CanSupport. This will help to fund the different home care teams who visit the terminally ill patients and their families. I shall then send you an update about the individual and the family that you have helped so that you know where your money has gone.
There are hundreds of patients like ASHA for whom a visit from a CanSupport person is a breath of fresh air. Together let's give comfort, care, and a better life to patients like ASHA. All of them will not recover from their cancer as in most cases it may be terminal. Please fund this campaign so that we can be a godsend to patients like ASHA.
ABOUT ME & THIS CAMPAIGN
I am HARTEERATH SINGH AHLUWALIA, 18 years old and in Grade 12 at Pathways, Gurgaon.
I have been brought up in a culture where serving and supporting others has always been a priority since childhood. I strongly believe in the concept of 'Sarbat Da Bhala: Wellbeing of All'. Some of my past endeavors have been
# “Heal Punjab”: Assessing and supporting local families in Punjab with living amenities.
#“Rukh Prashad” - tackling the pollution problem of Delhi through a free plantation drive to promote sustainable living.
# "Rohingya Refugees Relief Aid" : Raising INR 9L in Delhi to assist Rohingyan Refugees stuck at the Bangladesh Myanmar border.
#“Kerala Relief Aid” - Support of the disaster relief mission in Kerala which saw 1mn+ people evacuate due to severe flooding.
Now I have decided to run a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to support the care and treatment of adults suffering from Cancer. Please contribute to the cause and spread the word.
We provide home-based palliative care in 4 states of India. DELHI: 21 Teams in All 11 Districts, HARYANA: 4 Teams (Palwal, Faridabad & Gurgaon), UP: 4 Teams (Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar & Greater Noida) and PUNJAB: 3 Teams (Amritsar, Gurdaspur & Bathinda). Our home care teams of doctors, nurses, and counselors visit the patients at their homes and render care. We have 32 such teams operating from 15 centers. Currently, we look after 2300 patients at any point in time. We are the largest home-based palliative care service provider in North India. We also have two Outpatient Clinics for pain and symptom management, Day Care centers along with peer support group and Telephone Helpline. All these services are free of charge for our patients.
The cost of one home care visit costs INR 1000, one patient generally receives 10 visits before the treatment and visit end so INR 10000 will cover the home care cost for one person.
This money allows CanSupport to provide families with factual information to help them make informed decisions for themselves, pain relief for the patient, nursing care and medical assistance counseling and emotional support for the patient and their families, financial and legal support as well as help with any other issues the family find themselves facing.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT CANSUPPORT
HOW CANSUPPORT IMPACTS PATIENTS
Pictures showing grateful families for whom the CANSUPPORT team is a godsend.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We are raising this money so that more people can receive the help and support of the different CanSupport home-care teams. The money will mean that more families affected by cancer can be supported through the palliative care services CanSupport provides free of charge.
Once the campaign ends, I will post updates to keep the funders (ie. YOU) aware of the patient and the family that your money has supported and in what way it has impacted and helped them. If I reach my goal of INR 40000 I shall continue this campaign so that I can collect more funds and help more families to receive the help that they need.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as the hospital is a registered trust & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act 1961. Foreign funding is also accepted.
FEEDBACK THAT YOU GET
As the CanSupport team visits homes to look after cancer patients, we will be able to provide the donors with photos and testimony of the patient/caregiver. They are also welcome to go for home visits with the CanSupport team.
Will we get to know the details of the family who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to CanSupport. It will take from 2 to 3 months after that to get details of fund use. Once we get this information from them, we shall upload this to the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the impact we have made and how the monies have been spent.
When do I get the receipts?
It takes a week after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred. The receipts will start getting processed about 2 to 3 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.