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Contribution to migrated workers during lock-down

“Stay home. Stay safe. Save lives!”
Hope all you are staying home and safe! While a section of the world population is trying to figure out how to adjust to this new normal, there is a whole another section of people for whom things turned up side down just in a matter of days. The daily workers have no means to feed their families, the migrated laborers have no way to reach out to their families and homeless people are probably starving without food and shelter. Corona virus has changed and is continuing to change our lives in the most unexpected ways. It is challenging the humanity to face our fears and fight stronger each day. It is our turn to prove that we have the strength to fight it. There is no better time than now, to prove that we are there for each other, we care of each other, we are responsible for each other and more than anything to prove that we are humans who understand the term HUMANITY! A big salute for all the doctors, nurses, essential workers who are fighting this battle on the front lines.

Team Ashvattha is trying to do its part in giving a small hope for the humanity and showing that no one is alone in this battle. To start with, we have donated Rs.70,000 to PM relief fund. Also, In this quarantine and lock-down period, the team managed to pull together and achieve the huge task of donating some basic food items to the migrated workers in rural areas near Palavancha in Kothagudem, Badrardi district. Three different villages Chatakonda, Sativarigudem, Thokugudem were identified by the team to provide some help. Our volunteer team lead by Ramesh put a great effort in collecting the list of families that need help and came up with a plan to execute with great care, responsibility and legal support. Packets of rice, dal, onions, tamarind, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, soaps and biscuits were distributed to about 250 families of migrated workers in these 3 different villages which costed about Rs.1,80,000. This event was organized with utmost care, keeping in mind the social distancing rules, safety of the volunteers doing this donation and all the people who attended the donation program.

A big thank you to Ramesh and all the volunteers who took time and risk in this pandemic to make this event possible. Thank you for all the donors for coming forward in very short time to make this possible. We are in this together and we will all fight this together.
AshvatthaContribution to migrated workers during lock-down
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Happy 7th Anniversary

“Thank you for being a part of Ashvattha! Happy 7th Anniversary”
Achievements of any organization are the results of the combined effort of each and every individual who works for it. Ashvattha is now 7 years old and it definitely is your effort that kept us going all these years. We are proud to say that the YOU – the members, donors and volunteers of Ashvattha are the reason for all the achievements we had in these 7 years. All the donations we made to help with education, health and well-being of the underprivileged, are possible only because of you. We hope and wish the happiness that we added in these people’s lives reflects back into your lives. Team Ashvattha sincerely thanks all of you for travelling with us and helping us move forward in this amazing journey. We look forward to doing much more in the coming years and we hope your support will remain with us. 
A very happy Anniversary to Team Ashvattha! Thank you all members, donors and volunteers of Ashvattha for making a difference in the world!
AshvatthaHappy 7th Anniversary
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January 2020 Update

“Helping others, without expecting anything in return is what true self-worth is about” ~ Gaving Bird

This is the story of another young kid who is a victim of cancer. Nithin is a 13 year old, from Lakkampally, Nadhipet Mandal. He is the only son of Gangasailu and Godavari who comes from a very poor background. One day he suddenly had a sever fever and was admitted to a nearby hospital immediately. After many tests he was diagnosed with blood cancer and the cost of treatment was estimated to 20 Lakhs. 

As the family is not in a state to pay for such high expenses and they had to reach out to many non-profit organizations outside to help them. Ashvattha also came to know about this from one the volunteers and our team members visited the family at Rainbow Children’s Hospital in Hyderabad. We talked to Godavari, Nithin’s mother, who is taking care of her son staying in hospital for about 6 months now. She is very grateful for all the people coming forward to help her son. The doctors are performing chemotherapy but it is a long process which takes a lot of patience, energy and cost. Specially, it was very difficult as Nithin was having some digestion problems and he couldn’t eat enough to withstand the process of chemotherapy. It was very disheartening to see Nithin lay on bed helpless, at this very young age. We feel really sorry for Nithin and his family who has to go through these tiring process. From Ashvattha, we donated a check of Rs.25,000. We sincerely pray and hope that Nithin recovers soon to continue his schooling and education. 

A big Thank you for all the Donors and Volunteers for coming forward to help Nithin!
AshvatthaJanuary 2020 Update
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December 2019 Update

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
Cancer is a disease that needs this kind of courage. It is a long battle to fight day after day, again and again with the same hope. It needs a lot of patience, strength and more than any thing a strong will be to alive, to fight back and to never give up. 

Dharani Kumar is one such soul fighting this hard battle at a very young age. Dharani, a 30 year old, from Rajahmundry is suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukamia (Blood Cancer). He was initially diagnosed for Dengue Fever due to low platelet count, but as the platelet count was not improving the doctors conducted a bone marrow test in which they confirmed it is cancer. He was admitted in CMC Hospital, Vellore, for Chemotherapy and to undergo a Bone Marrow Transplant. The family has already spent around 20 Lakhs for the treatment and needs much more for the Bone Marrow Transplant. One of our regular donors brought this to our attention seeking help. With our volunteers help we are able to reach out to the family in Vellore and hand over a check of Rs.25,000 to Dharani’s father. We sincerely pray for Dharani to gain that strength and courage to fight back the monsters cancer and with great hope wish for him to win this battle. Thank you Donors and Volunteers for helping Dharani!
AshvatthaDecember 2019 Update
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November 2019 Update

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” ~ Harold S. Kushner
Help someone because you can. Do things for yourself or for others because you WANT to, without any expectations or conditions. That is when it makes you happy, makes you a better person and adds some meaning to your life. This has been Ashvattha’s motto for a long time. We try to help because we want to and we can. Thank you all for joining us with the same motto and staying with us.

Ashvattha received a request from one of our Volunteers to help Arif, a 23 year old from Repalle (Andhra Pradesh), who is suffering from Aplastic Anemia (bone marrow damage) since few months. What started as frequent fevers and normal doctor visits turned out to be a rare and serious life threatening problem. He was admitted to Care Hospitals in Hyderabad and doctors suggested immediate treatment with ATG + Cyclosporine and Electrombopag with necessary supports which would cost about 12 Lakhs. While the treatment costed a lot, coming from a poor financial background the family could afford only so much. They turned out to friends and family for help. Team Ashvattha visited Arif at Care Hospitals and donated an amount of Rs.20,000 to aid his treatment. 
We hope and pray he recovers soon. Thank you Donors and Volunteers for helping Arif!
AshvatthaNovember 2019 Update
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October 2019 Update

“Just being there for someone can sometimes bring hope when all seems hopeless!”
This is the story of a mother who passed away with cancer, a father fighting against odds to save his daughter and a little girl who is fighting a heart disease right from her birth. Sahasra, 2 year old, is the daughter of Smitha and Satish from Atlanta. She was born with congenital heart disease and went through multiple surgeries in these 2 years. She is currently undergoing a special routine which is pressing both emotionally and financially for the family. Her mother was too much occupied with taking care of her sick baby right from her birth and did not find time to take care of herself. Smitha was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 4th stage and the doctors could not save her as it was too late. She passed away at the age of 37, leaving her daughter to Satish. The family spent all their life savings on Smitha and Sahasra. The father is now left alone to take care of this little girl, provide her good treatment to recover and also pay the pending bills of Smitha’s medical treatment.

Team Ashvattha came to know about this family from one of the the donors of Ashvattha. We were moved by the story and decide to meet Satish in person and help the family as much as we can. The pain he must be going through is beyond imagination. All we can do is provide some financial support and pray for the baby girl to recover soon. Our volunteers in USA visited Satish in Atlanta and donated a check of $1000.  Let’s all hope that the family recovers soon and Sahasra enjoys her childhood normally. 
Thank you for all the donors and volunteers who came forward to make this donation!
AshvatthaOctober 2019 Update
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September 2019 Update

“You were born with the ability to change someones’ life. Don’t ever waste it!”
Everyone of us are born with the ability to change our lives and lives of the people around us. We have the power to choose right over wrong, good over evil and happiness over sadness. We can make the world a better place for us and everyone around us by making the right decisions and choosing the right path. It is just a matter of recognizing that ability and coming forward to make a change in someones’ life. Ashvattha is just an effort in that right direction and thank you all, for staying with us on that path to helping others.

Through one of the volunteers, Team Ashvattha received a request to help Twin babies, a boy and a girl born on August 30th, 2019, suffering from respiratory problems. The babies are on ventilators right from their birth suffering from blood infection and low number of platelets. Though platelets were being injected to body, their count is falling in time intervals. The baby boy’s right had got paralyzed and is in critical condition. The babies were on SIMV mode of ventilation with Fio2 of 65%, on IV Antibiotics and IVF (PPN) as the  feeding was not started. 
Team Ashvattha approached them to get the details and donated a check of Rs.40,000/-. We are following up with the parents to check the condition of the babies and it’s very disheartening to know that the baby girl passed away. We pay our deepest condolences to the family. While the treatment is still going on, we pray for the baby boy to recover soon. Thank you for all the donors and volunteers who came forward to make a change! 
AshvatthaSeptember 2019 Update
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August 2019 Update

“Human Spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it” ~ C.C. Scoot
Cancer is a disease which effects not just a single person, but his/her whole family. It is emotionally and physically exhausting to go through the recovery process.  Undergoing the Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy is the most painful process with takes all the life energies and weakens the spirit. 
Ram Reddy, at the age of 70, unfortunately has to go through this painful process. He was diagnosed with Lung cancer and was undergoing treatment in Yasoda hospital treatment. The family already spent 13 lakhs on the initial treatment and needed 8 more lakhs for the radiation therapy going forward. They exhausted all the resources that have and are looking for some help from the donors. We came to know about Ram Reddy from one of our Ashvattha Volunteers and contacted the family. Team Ashvattha volunteers reached out to them at KIMS hospital and donated a check of Rs.15,000/ for the therapy sessions.

We believe his spirit is more stronger than his Cancer. We wish and pray for Ram Reddy’s speedy recovery. Thank you Volunteers and Donors of Team Ashvattha for coming forward and helping him.
AshvatthaAugust 2019 Update
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July 2019 Update 2

“Seat belts save lives”
On behalf of Ashvattha we request all of you use seat belts, wear helmets and follow traffic rules while driving. We all may have our won reasons, sometimes very valid ones, for breaking the rules. But, please remember none of those reasons are valid before your life. Please understand that nothing is more important than reaching our destinations safely. Here is an example where seat belts saved the lives of an elderly couple.

Samabaiah and his wife were on their way to Kareemnagar when they lost control of the car and hit a tree. They met with a terrible accident with major injuries. It was a big accident but seat beats saved their lives. They were admitted at KIMS hospital for treatment.  Samabaiah, 56 years old, was diagnosed with RTA polytrauma with Aortic Transection and Disction. He needed emergency thoracic arotic stenting. His wife is also undergoing treatment at the same hospital. The cost of surgery and treatment was estimated to be 10 lakhs and the couple were not in a state to bear that expenses. One of our regular donors knew them requested Ashvattha for help. Team Ashvattha met them and donated an amount of Rs.30,000/-

We hope and wish the couple recovers soon. Thank you all for your help in making this possible. We once again request you all to be careful while on road.
AshvatthaJuly 2019 Update 2
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July 2019 Update

“Life is a constant battle. Never forget what you are fighting for!”
At some or other point, in our life, we must have heard or realized the fact that Life is a struggle from birth to death. Though it sounds alright to hear the term “from birth”, it is unimaginable to see a new born baby struggling for life. It is really hard hitting to see a 3 day old baby having trouble to breath. It melted away our hearts to hear about one such baby.  
A 3 days old baby boy, son of Dhoop Singh and Geetha, is fighting with Congenital Heart disease. He was diagnosed with d-Transposition great Arteries with small Atrial Septal defect and Small Patent Ductus Arteriosus. He was not able to breath properly and was in ICU from birth. We cannot even imagine the pain he is having and the pain of the parents seeing their new born in that state. He was undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital and surgery was his only chance of survival. He needed Arterial Switch Operation which costs about 3.5 lakhs. The parents are fortunate to get that amount covered by Arogyashree. The family comes from a very poor background and they cannot even pay for the pre/post surgery expenses. One of our volunteers who knew them contacted Ashvattha for help. We were able to donate a check of Rs.25,000/ for the post-surgery expenses. We wish the baby a speedy recovery and a healthy childhood. 
Thank you all the volunteers and donors of Team Ashvattha for helping us in fighting this battle to save lives. Without your support, it wouldn’t have been possible to help this life and many more. 
AshvatthaJuly 2019 Update
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