New Delhi [India], Nov 19 (ANI): ImpactGuru.com, India's largest crowdfunding platform for medical causes, witnessed a milestone after raising Rs. 45 lakhs in 7 days for a Mumbai based resident admitted at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai.
The patient, who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (blood cancer) and was recommended by Dr. Punit Jain, Haemato Oncology
Bonemarrow Transplant Physician, was supported by Apollo Hospitals, given the strategic partnership by both parties announced earlier this year.
"When I put up the fundraiser, I did not have any expectations. I received so many calls, messages and well wishes. We have never ever seen such a huge response where people come out wholeheartedly on their own. There are good people around and we should not lose hope. We are eternally indebted to each and every one of you. Thank you so much for all the contributions," said Gopi Shenoy.
"Our partnership with ImpactGuru.com is towards the objective that no patient should be denied access to care - we are glad that the patients are benefitting from this model, and we are able to save priceless lives. Crowdfunding is one of the best, and most cost-effective means of arranging financing even for significant amounts of funds, and we hope many more patients will use ImpactGuru.com in their time of need. Apollo Hospitals Group will continue to support all efforts to ease financial worries for our patients, and extend the best quality of care to them," said MD Apollo Hospitals, Suneeta Reddy.
"The old method of financing high medical bills was to reach out to family and friends and borrow money, and in extreme circumstances even mortgage or sell jewelry or real estate. ImpactGuru.com is trying to disrupt this financing method completely through an online technology platform where we make it easy for people to leverage social media such as Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram to make an appeal for help to the crowd / public," said Piyush Jain
, CEO and co-founder, ImpactGuru.com. (ANI)