In Sri Lanka, the waiting list for free heart surgeries at the government hospital is long and hence, many lives have been lost over these years. Our goal is to help the most critical cases who needs the surgery to be alive. We thank all those who have been making this possible by their donations all these years. We are happy to save with the funding of kind hearted souls, we managed to save 55 lives so far and are hoping to save more! Further, we offer Livelihood assistance to those who are affected by the war and as well to those who are suffering from an illness that requires monthly supplemental income. Kindly donate generously, so we can help make a difference in their lives. 100% of all your DONATIONS are sent to projects without any admin expenses deducted. All expenses are paid by Senthil Kumaran, the founder of this charity.
Received a phone call during mid July 2017 from Pream who has been constantly supporting my Charity (Nivaranam) efforts since 2007. One of his Aunt, Dr.Logeswary Sivapathasundaram (originally from Koppai) visiting from London, England was interested in meeting me to learn more about my heart surgery project. We met and after showing all my documents related to my charity work, she told me that she will sponsor the full cost of a heart surgery for a deserving patient in Sri Lanka. I was so happy as only a few days prior to our meeting, I received a request from Miss Anitha Sivaguru's family (Sanganai, Jaffna) who has been waiting for a heart surgery for over 7 years. Even Dr. Guruparan, cardiologist from Jaffna has recommended her for an early surgery as he feared things may go wrong if we waited. Glad to say we just completed Anitha's surgery yesterday at the Lanka hospital. Thanks to Dr. Gandhiji & his team for waiving their consultation fees as usual, Lanka hospital administration for charging a special reduced amount for the stay and most importantly Dr. Logeswary Sivapathasundaram for donating apprximately 8 Lakhs ($ 6150) & Pream for connecting me to her. Thanks for making a difference.
Jathurshan – Pallai, Killinochchi
சிறு வயதிலேயே நோயில் காரணமாக ஒரு சிறுநீரகத்தை எடுத்து விட்டார்கள். இருதய நோயும் உடன் சேர இவரின் உடல் நிலை சீராக இல்லாமல் போக தொடங்க இவரை பொறுப்பெடுத்து, அரசாங்க மருத்துவமனையில் சேர்ப்பித்து இவரின் சத்திர சிகிச்சையை ஒரு செலவும் இல்லாமல் செய்து முடித்தோம். கைசெலவிற்கு அவருக்கு ரூபாய் Rs 15,000 ($120) அனுப்பி வைக்கப்பட்டது.
Kavin Kanthiban (Vavuniya)
Thanks to all of you who have been contributing towards these life-saving surgeries. Glad to announce that the surgery for Kavin Kantheeban, 6 Year Old from Manipuram, Vavuniya has been completed successfully. He has been on the waiting list for almost 5 years for the free surgery at the government hospital. We have been working on this case for the 3 weeks as the condition of the child was deteriorating and the child's body turning blue due to bad blood mixing with good blood. The parents are extremely poor and couldn't afford the private surgery. Hence, we undertook the surgery expenses and brought him to Lanka Hospital and had the child operated. We had to sent Rs 20,000 ($150) for travel & food expenses as they didn't even have that. Our thanks to Mr. Ganthithasan from Prasanna Money Transfer for donating Rs 250,000 ($1865.67) towards the surgery. The balance of Rs 746,488.46 ($5471.31) was paid by us.
Kinosan Santhirasekaram (Batticaloa)
Another life saved due to the generosity of Nivaranam Donors. Kinosan aged 15 years from Settipalayam, Batticaloa underwent double valve replacement heart surgery on 21st of July 2017 @ Lanka Hospital. It's a very complicated surgery which should've costed 12 Lakhs ($10,000). However, both Consultant Surgeon Dr. G.Gandhiji & Consultant Anesthetist Dr. P. Lushantha had waived off their professional charges for this surgery upon my request and the final bill should be less than Rs.600,000 ($5000). Special thanks to both of them and Dr. Raguram who coordinated the surgery with me. My foundation "Hearts For Humanity" (Nivaranam) has funded 1/3rd of that (Rs 200,000), while 1/3rd will be donated from the Presidents fund and the balance of 1/3rd was paid by the patient's family. It's impossible for poor families to bear the cost of surgeries. Usually it ends with the loss of a precious life. Let's be that positive change!
Pranitha Jeyakumar was diagnosed with TOF. Her condition was so sever that boh her parents had to take her to the hospital twice a week. Surgery was succesful for Pranitha Jeyakumar (1 year & 4 months – Mallagam) on 26th November, 2018 at Lanka Hospital.
Mrs. Sharmilla S (Akkaraipattu, Sri Lanka) was diagnosed with the heart illness when she was 9 years old. In the year 2017, she was 25 years of age with a child who was only 2 years old at that time. She was on the government's list awaiting a free surgery for some time as her family couldn't afford it through a private hospital. We came to know about her deteriorating health condition through her neighbor who contacted us requesting for financial assistance. As per to the cardiologist Dr. Arulnithy, she needed a valve replacement in the heart immediately to save her life as her heart seemed to have enlarged putting her at risk. Hence, her surgery was done on 18th of October, 2017 @ the Lanka Hospital in Colombo. There was an article published in Seithy.com about this surgery.
Happy to say that we've raised $5041.55 in donations from devotees during the Kanda Sashti festival @ Canada Kanthaswamy Temple. This fund was sent to the Lanka hospital to cover the heart surgery cost and save the life of 6 year old Sayanthan B from Puthur, Jaffna (Sri Lanka). Special thanks to the temple management, Muthu for allowing us to fundraise & also to the devotees who donated whatever they can to help this poor family out.
புத்தூர் கிழக்கை சேர்ந்த 6 வயதேயான சயந்தன் பாஸ்கரனின் உயிர் காக்கும் நோக்கத்துடன் Oct 18, Oct 24 & Oct 25 திகதிகளில் கனடா கந்தஸ்வாமி ஆலயத்தில் பக்தர்கள் அளித்த நன்கொடையின் மூலம் சேர்க்கப்பட்ட நிதியான $5041.55 அவரின் இருதய சத்திர சிகிச்சைக்கு பயன்படுத்தப்பட்டது என்பதனை பெரு மகிழ்ச்சியுடன் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கின்றோம். இதற்கு பெருமனதோடு ஒத்துழைப்பு நல்கி உதவி புரிந்த ஆலய நிர்வாக சபைக்கும், திரு முத்து அவர்களுக்கும், தாங்கள் கொண்டு வந்த தொகை பெரிதோ சிறிதோ அதை அப்படியே அள்ளித் தந்த பக்த கோடிகளுக்கும் அந்த குடும்பத்தின் சார்பில் உளம் நிறைந்த நன்றியினை தெரிவித்து கொள்கின்றோம். இந்த நிதி சேர்ப்பில் எனக்கு உறுதுணையாக இருந்த நண்பர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் நன்றி! பின்குறிப்பு: இன்னும் பல ஏழ்மை நிலையில் உள்ளவர்கள் சிகிச்சைக்கு பணமின்றி தங்கள் மழலை செல்வங்களையும் குடும்ப உறவுகளையும் இழந்து கொண்டிருக்கிறார்கள். இவர்களை உங்கள் உறவு போல் நினைத்து உங்களால் இயன்ற நிதியினை கொடுத்து இவர்கள் வாழ்வில் ஒரு நம்பிக்கை ஒளியினை கொடுக்கும்படி வேண்டுகின்றோம். நீங்கள் தரும் முழுப் பணமும் செலவுகள் ஏதும் அறப்படாமல் முழுமையாக மருத்துவமனைக்கே அனுப்பப்படும். நன்றி!