Project For Humanity

Anitha

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

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.


Sashikala (Ampara)

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.


Sayanthan Baskaran

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.

Here is a touchy story of Kishore Kumar, a smart student/actor from Vavuniya - Sri Lanka. Kishore's father left them when they were young. Kishore's mother had to leave both of her children, Kishore & his sister with her relatives and was working as a maid in Dubai since the year 2013. She had to return to Sri Lanka after coming to know that her son Kishore while playing in the field, jumped into a pit filled with Bran without realizing that there was a live fire underneath. Both of his legs had to be amputated to save his life. Sitting in a wheel chair, it was so miserable for Kishore & his family to pass the days worrying about this young man's future. When I came to know about this family, I quickly sent them to Colombo in a hired van ($420 was sent to them) to get quotes from 3 different clinics that specializes in fitting Prosthetic legs. Kishore won't be able to handle wooden legs as they are not only outdated, but also will get his legs infected requiring further amputation up his legs. Since the cost of model S500 (which will suit him the best) is Rs 1,540,000 Lakhs ($11,284), I tried connecting with manufacturers in England, USA, Hong Kong to see if I could get S500 for free. But, the process was only taking time without yielding positive results. Hence, decided to undertake the expenses through Nivaranam and sent deposit of $6000 to get things moving. Kishore went to Colombo a few weeks back to give measurements and now a brand new pair of prosthetic legs are being shipped to Colombo from Hong Kong. I am sure this young man will not only walk but also run with his new legs within a few months of continuous training by physiotherapists. He deserves all of our prayers & best wishes. Thanks to Satha Anna, Arivalagan Anna from Australia, Muraleetharan, Nathan (Domino's) for immediately responding to my plea and donating $500 each. Special thanks to Mr & Mrs Francis (Quality Bakery) for continuously donating $1000 every month to my charity Nivaranam and also to Dr Logeswary Siva for donating $580 toward paying the bill. The balance was paid out by various donations received by Nivaranm. Now, Kishore Kumar is going to School with a big smile on his face! Without these good-hearted souls it would be impossible to do what I am doing. "You can always see god among those who are suffering and lend a hand"!

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Esvary Srikanthan

24th Feb 2019 - Thanks to Sasi & Siva from Markham Canada for their donation of $1000.We purchased a Cow & a calf to help out Esvary Srikanthan from Puthukudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu who lost her husband in the war & has been struggling to raise her 3 children. With this assistance, she will be able to undertake the expenses related to sending her son to the University this year. We also provided goats to the family of Sivapiragasam K from Kiran, Batticaloa. The breadwinner can't walk or stand for long time as he had a knee injury during the war. Again the family was struggling to meet their ends meet with 4 children. Thanks again to Sasi & Siva for regularly contributing to my charity Nivaranam.


Jeyamalar Theva

24th Feb 2019 - Thanks to Sasi & Siva from Markham Canada for their donation of $1000.We purchased a Cow & a calf to help out Esvary Srikanthan from Puthukudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu who lost her husband in the war & has been struggling to raise her 3 children. With this assistance, she will be able to undertake the expenses related to sending her son to the University this year. We also provided goats to the family of Sivapiragasam K from Kiran, Batticaloa. The breadwinner can't walk or stand for long time as he had a knee injury during the war. Again the family was struggling to meet their ends meet with 4 children. Thanks again to Sasi & Siva for regularly contributing to my charity Nivaranam.


Lakshmanan

Received a call from Pararajasingam Sujeepan (from Sakthy TV) on Jan 22nd where he told me about how he met this person named Lakshmanan Thangarasa, who had lost both of his legs & some of his fingers due to the war in Sri Lanka. The thing that inspired me was the fact that Lakshman despite of his inability to walk has been using a tricycle to go fishing to support his wife (who had lost fingers) and his 4 daughters. However, the income wasn't enough to feed the family and was requesting help to Sujeepan. I immediately told Sujeepan that we will finance a project of Lakshman's choice to get him a fixed monthly income. Told my project coordinator Vaanan Kokilan to immediately visit the family and get things moving. As it is, I am trying to raise funds for the heart surgeries and am short of funds for a few surgeries. However, I couldn't resist assisting Lakshman as he truly has suffered 9 years since the end of the war ended in 2009. How can it be fair to watch him suffer longer?? Sent the funds immediately to build a Poultry Cage. Within hours, got a call from Harry Pathmarajah who wanted to help the same person. Harry has donated to my heart surgery project only recently. Despite he sent me etransfers to cover this project cost as well. This is why I keep doing what I am doing......There are so many good hearted people out there to support good causes. Thanks Harry!! Total amount sent $802 (Rs 100,000). Note: There are others who have helped the same person with Cattle, Washroom facilities, etc. Thanks to all those good souls!! Lakshman is well settled now. Thanks to Sakthy TV & Sujeepan for bringing this story out to the public!! There is a valuable lesson to be learned from this man Lakhsman.


Manjula

What a way to start a life!! Yes, Sri Anna (Ariyalai) & his family whom I've known for many years has donated $780 (Rs 104,715) towards the Livelihood Assistance of Mrs Manjula Jeyakumar (Varani - Kodikaamam) who lost her right foot due to the war in Sri Lanka. The donation was handed over to me during their daughters wedding ceremony day before yesterday, which I forwarded it yesterday to Mrs Jeyakumar, so can buy a cow and get a permanent income from the sale of milk. Mrs Jeyakumar approached me a month ago asking for assistance as her hard working husband's income wasn't sufficient to meet their family's needs. Blessings to Sinthuja Sri & Nimal for the donation!!! Happy married Life!!!


Mrs.Santhirasekaram

Met Mrs. Santhirasekaram who lost her husband due to kidney disease in Oddisuttan, Mullaitivu recently. Originally, I assured them to cover the medical expenses related to kidney transplant for her husband. However, due to their inability to find a matching donor, he passed away at a very young age of 36 leaving 3 small children behind. During my trip, I made sure to stop by Mullaitivu to see the family. When I offered help, she requested that she needed a Cow & a Calf to get a fixed monthly income. Thanks to Karthiga who immediately made arrangements to deliver the funds (Rs 65,000 - $525) right away to buy the needed cattle. Did a second stop at their house after a week to see how they are doing. Smile on their faces!! The least we could do to help this family. May Mr. Santhirasekaram's soul rest in peace.


Nitharsan Lokeswararaja - Tailor Shop

8th March 2019 - Request from a mother of 4 children (who had lost her husband due to an accident) came recently, where she was looking for a livelihood support especially to meet the expenses incurred due to her son's heart condition. Though operated, her 15 year old son Nitharsan had to be brought to hospital weekly for check up's. Hence we decided to donate her with an advanced Sewing machine, so both herself & her daughter can derive a permanent income from the tailor shop. We were glad to be there to witness the opening of her location @ Jeyapuram, Killinochchi in Sri Lanka. Total donated amount was Rs 61,094. We heard that they are progressing well with Rs 25,000 monthly income. Thanks to Nivaranam Donors. You can always reach out to me, if you would like to donate to a valuable cause as such this!


Pugalavan

Thanks to Jeyanthy Lepagaran's family for donating Rs 1 lakh ($791) during their musical program yesterday. Our latest beneficiary is Pukalavan who lost his right arm during the 2009 war and also lost his father, mother, sister & brother-in-law all due to the indiscriminate shelling by Sri Lankan armed forces at that time. He was an ex-cadre and have been facing challenges to find a permanent income to support his family. After hearing his story, I tried to help him at 3 different times with financial assistance but all were diverted to those whom he had identified as suffering even worse than him. He certainly has a big heart. When Jeyanthy called to invite me for her musical show, she also wanted to find me a suitable beneficiary to help with a livelihood assistance. The musical show was a treat for both ears & heart!


Ruban

Another Livelihood assistance provided to ex cadre who wanted to be self dependent. He has gotten wounds all over his body and hence has been facing challenges to do hard jobs. He requested to help him buy a Bike through which he can deliver fruits & vegetables to market and earn a decent living to support his wife & 2 kids. Arrangements were made where we would donate Rs 80,000 & he would come up with Rs 40,000 for a total of Rs 120,000 to buy the Bike. Here we go. We congratulate Kantharupan on his new venture and wish him the very best! Thanks to Nivaranam donors. Without U it wouldn't be possible. If u wish to donate,


Yasochjiny

A request for financial assistance came from an ex-cadre Miss Yasochjiny Sabaratnam (Killinochchi), whose right leg has been amputated due to the shelling by the Sri Lankan army back in 2009. She has been struggling to support herself & her mother all along and finally found a job that pays Rs 12,000 (Sri Lankan Currency) per month. However, she has been spending Rs 6500 per month in commuting expenses alone as she has to hire an Auto (three wheeler) for transport since there is no bus service to that area from her residence. At times, she has to wait till midnight to come home, depending on the availability of the ride. Though she has lost her leg, she hasn’t lost her confidence to be part of the working force. Hence, I approached Arulraj Thambiraja who met me at the birthday celebration of Mrs. Annamma last month where he had assured me to help and sponsor one such livelihood assistance. Here we go, Miss Yasochjiny Sabaratnam was delivered a new 2 wheeler wh


Sponsored 4th & Final session of "Leadership Mentor & Awareness Against Alcohol and Drug use" for selected students from various schools in Killinochchi through my charity Nivaranam. A request was received back in September 2016 from the "Chamber of Education & Cultural Development Killinochchi District" to run a series of awareness programs to prevent the usage of Drugs & Alcohol among students. The idea is to educate the selected students and turn them into ambassadors, so can share their learned experience with the rest of them in their schools. Gladly accepted to fund and sent $3708 to conduct all 4 session between Jan 2017 to Jan 2018. I was happy to be there last week in person to see how they were doing it. Three other sessions were done since all of 2017, one involving all the school principals in Killinochchi district and the other two involving the students. It was a very interactive approach along with good videos emphasizing the consequences of drug & alcohol usage. Thanks to the Nivaranam donors for safeguarding the future of these students. Coconut plants were handed out to students hoping they will grow as tall as that in life and also to promote "Greenery".

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