India's biggest blockbuster is back in theatres not only for entertainment but also to bring change in the lives of children who are suffering from life threatening ailments.
TEAM BAAHUBALI TIES UP WITH MAKE-A-WISH INDIA
The production team, cast and crew of Baahubali have taken a massive interest in the work that Make-A-Wish India strives to do. They have decided to get behind us and spread the awareness of the work that we do through the film’s promotion. This tie up with Baahubali also makes it easier for the children to have their wishes fulfilled - they can now GET a cycle /Barbie doll, GO to the sets of a movie like Baahubali, MEET the stars of the film or BE a film director for a day.
Pic: Baahubali the conclusion releases in theaters this April.
ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH INDIA
Make-A-Wish India grants wishes to children fighting life-threatening diseases. They say, “We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.”
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realise all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy. A Wish granted for these kids with life threatening ailments, inspires hope & strength in them to fight it.
Join this campaign & fund it. Change the lives of these kids & you can also get rewards that include amazing merchandise, stunning props and even tickets to the premier of Baahubali!
THE WORK WE DO
CASE STUDIES: How Sachin batted for Rahul!
Image: Rahul Jediya with his idol Sachin Tendulkar
Rahul Jediya, was being treated for a life threatening illness at Nair Hospital, Mumbai. When asked what he would wish for if a genie appeared in front of him, his instant reply was that he wished to meet Sachin Tendulkar, his role model. Make-A-Wish India immediately contacted Sachin Tendulkar, who willingly agreed to meet the little boy.
On the 24th of February 2014, the day before this operation, Rahul was picked up from the hospital and taken to Sachin’s residence. He couldn’t believe that he not only got to meet Sachin Tendulkar, but they also played cricket together.
This meeting with Sachin Tendulkar gave Rahul a new spring oh hope in his heart, and meant a fresh lease of life too! It helped him to look beyond his illness. It gave him the courage to undergo his treatment and fight against the odds. Today, Rahul is a bright child currently studying in the 9th standard and making dreams for his future.
CASE STUDY: How A R Rahman changed the the life of Rishab!
Image: Rishab Kankaria with A. R. Rehman
Rishab Kankaria is an enthusiastic musician and ardent music fan. His biggest idol is A R Rahman, Make-A-Wish India made sure that his dream came true. As a 17-year old boy, he was being treated for a life threatening illness at Apollo Speciality Hospital. When he finally got the chance to meet Rahman on his birthday, his joy knew no bounds. Rishab even got to play on Rahman’s piano and sing for him. ARR gave him tips to improve his singing and playing.
Rishab had been shattered & was feeling low in life with his illness .The meeting with A R Rahman gave him the courage and drive to fight against the illness again. Today, he’s waiting to complete his 12th standard so that he can join Rahman’s music school and pursue his dream of being an artist and a performer.
Deepak Bhatia, the CEO of Make-A-Wish India was talking about Childhood Cancer at the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Mumbai on the 14th of February 2016. At the end of his presentation, two young boys approached him and told him that they were Wish Children. About 5 years ago, they had wished for a computer which Make-A-Wish India had made a reality.
The boys, Vinay Gupta and Nirbay Someshwar are children of a vegetable and Agarbathi vendors. Today, thanks to the guidance and support that they got from Make-A-Wish India , they are studying to make a better life for themselves. Vinay hopes to complete his Bachelors in Pharmacy and Nirbay is currently working towards becoming a Charted Accountant.
This is how wishes can impact lives and change them for the better.
We at MAKE-A-WISH INDIA believe that, “a wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition.”
It is this belief that guides us in everything that we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.
Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.
TAX BENEFITS OF FUNDING
WHAT THE CAMPAIGN AIMS TO ACHIEVE
We aim to raise funds to make the wishes come true for more kids like this.
Our wishes are segregated into four categories:
- TO MEET: children who want to meet their idols,
- TO HAVE: children who want a specific thing,
- TO GO: children who want to go a place and
- TO BE: children who have a dream to become something when they grow up.
Currently, we have over 701 wishes that we are trying to make come true.
There are 34 TO MEET wishes that will require INR 4.1 lakhs to fulfil.
There are 81 TO GO wishes that will require INR 37.3 lakhs to fulfil.
There are 582 TO HAVE wishes that will require INR 46.5 lakhs to fulfil.
There are 4 TO BE wishes that will require INR 40 thousand to fulfil.
Risks and challenges
We do not see any risks or challenges for granting wishes of children and making them come true. We have been granting wishes for over 40 years and we are confident of doing the same without any challenge.
T&C terms for the "10 lucky winners promotion" for Day 1 tickets to the movie Baahubali -The conclusion are as follows :
* The promo is open to any one who funds this campaign upto the 16th April 2017 . Minimum amount that can be funded is 100 INR
* 10 funder names will be picked & each one will get 1 ticket to one show of Baahubali for the 28th April 2017.
* Winner will be chosen by " Arka Mediaworks" by a lucky draw .
* There will be no seat or theatre preference that will be entertained from the lucky draw winners
* The tickets are only available in the following 11 towns /areas - NCR area , Mumbai , Chennai , Hyderabad , Bangalore , Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Vijayawada,Lucknow & Kochi .
* Lucky winners will be announced by the 21st of April and will be intimated by Fueladream.com by email & phone.
* Winners may need to go to the theatres to collect the tickets
* Employees of Arka Media Works , Fueladream.com & Make-A-Wish Foundation India are not eligible to participate .
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India 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 is a crowdfunding site and platform in India that allows for such a 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 a FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.