People do everything in their power to save the life of someone dear to them. But at times, fate has other plans for those suffering. Such was the case with Sayyed Ahmed, who succumbed to his injuries after being involved in an accident.
Sayyed was commuting on a two-wheeler in Pune, when he met with an accident. His head was severely injured and as a result, he suffered from a brain hemorrhage. He was admitted to a hospital in Pune and the doctors there told Sayeed’s family that a brain surgery was his only chance for survival.
The cost of the surgery was Rs.5,00,000, a sum the family couldn’t afford as they hail from a humble background. In order to collect the required amount, Sayyed’s friend Pradipta Bhattacharya, started a fundraiser with us and had managed to collect Rs. 48,00,025 out of Rs 5,00,000 lakh through the help of 23 donors in 16 days.
Though things were looking up for Sayyed in terms of financial aid, sadly, he passed away.
Borrowing a leaf out of Sayyed’s book
With no other means to resort to, Sayyed’s friend Pradipta turned to crowdfunding for some financial medical assistance. Crowdfunding is essentially a process where you can reach out to thousands of people and ask each for a minimum amount to add up to the total. Though Sayyed couldn’t be saved in time, it is important to note that through the fundraiser that Pradipta started on our website, a certain percentage of the required amount poured in successfully.
Sayyed’s story can be a reminder of how aside from medical crowdfunding, emergency crowdfunding is finding its space in the fundraising market as well. Emergency crowdfunding essentially comprises situations such as accidents, acid attacks, burns etc.
We may not always be able to save our loved ones. But money no longer can act as a barrier in our bid to do so, thanks to crowdfunding.
Start donating now and save lives. Who says you need superpowers to be a superhero?