Hi, I am Ashwini Battu a student of Class 9th of DPS, Bangalore North. I am very interested in science and in particular biology. One of my many ambitions is to become a doctor. Let me tell you more about this campaign of mine. A few days ago, our school had a program where the team from Fueladream.com told us about a crowdfunding program which is going to help raise funds for children who are suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne Muscular Dytrophy is a congenital disorder that affects boys. It causes the progressive degeneration and weakening of the muscles in the body. There are around more than 5 lakh boys in India that suffer from this disease. Most boys who are subjected to this disease do not live beyond their teenage years. I, personally, would like to take this extra step to change the lives of these boys. It is unimaginable to think of what these kids can do with the help provided!
The fact that a contribution of just Rs 20000 can fund the treatment of a underprivileged child suffering from DMD for an entire year thanks to the efforts of the NGO called DART made me realise that I must do something to help. I strongly believe that we can help children suffering from DMD and make a difference to their lives.