I am a Pediatrician and a trained Allergist. Running is my passion which I pursue fervently. I have participated in various races across India and Internationally.
I currently work in different hospitals in Bangalore and come across many children from underprivileged backgrounds with chronic diseases which require medication on a long term basis. As they are not able to afford to purchase these medicines unavailable at Government centres, their condition deteriorates with time. There on, I found Shishu Care Foundation, which works to aid these children to be able to receive healthcare without having to worry about the medicines and funding. The doctors who help treat these poor kids work voluntarily and they negotiate with the suppliers to also provide medication at much lower rates. Since the start of the foundation, nearly 30 children have been receiving constant support. There’s no greater happiness than seeing these children get back to normal lives, head back to school and fight their battles without having to think twice.
I am running to help raise funds for these children with diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis and Primary Immunodeficiency which require long term medication and hope you will help me raise what they need. Trying to play my little part in creating a Silver Lining in their lives.