Please HELP! Local Hospital Nurse Lavina D’Souza needs Aid to Undergo Chemotherapy, after Brain Tumor Surgery
Mangaluru: Mangaloreans have been generous during the Covid-19 pandemic, when many people were out of jobs or were homeless due to lockdown, by helping such folks with food, water, ration kits and other essentials. Mangaloreans in the past have also been generous in contributing towards the medical expenses of those patients who were not able to pay for the medical bills. And here we have a young mother of a three-year-old child needing financial support to pay for her supplemental chemotherapy, following a brain tumour surgery recently. .
Dr Padmanabh Kamath- a leading Interventional Cardiologist at a well-known hospital in the City in communication with Team Mangalorean had stated, ” Ms Lavina D’Souza, a cath lab nurse at one of the leading hospital in the City, underwent a brain tumour surgery ( Grade 3 Astrocytoma) last month and is now undergoing Radiation/ Chemotherapy. She needs supplemental chemotherapy the cost of which is about Two Lakh rupees (2,00,000₹). She has a small child of 3 years old and her family is unable to bear the total cost of treatment. We from the cardiology department of our hospital intend to lend a helping hand to her. We propose to raise at least 2 lakh rupees. Kindly contribute in whatever capacity you can so that she will get some financial support during this hour of crisis. We from the Cardiology department pray for her speedy recovery.”
We should know that giving is something done voluntarily. Giving should not be done under compulsion, coercion, duress, or conviction. There are some exceptions, of course. When you do give, you are to give what you have chosen in your heart. Those who take pity on those who are facing hardship than us are true neighbours and caregivers. The joy of being able to bless and give someone you care, and to make them smile, is priceless. The satisfaction that comes from making a difference in the lives of others cannot be overstated. Knowing that you have helped make someone else’s life a little brighter and better is a special feeling and one that will last with you for a long time. And in our world of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy.
So if you are looking for a way to enhance your act of sharing and giving experience, try giving back now from part of your wealth. Let’s give to this young lady who is in desperate need of financial help to pay for her medical expenses., and make a difference in her life. Let me end with a thought-provoking quote of Saint Mother Teresa-
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. At the end of life, we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in. I was without money, you provided financial help”. I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things. A life not lived for others is not a life. Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
Ms Lavina D’Souza’s Bank Details are:
LAVINA D’SOUZA A/C # 115401503081
ICIC BANK, IFSC CODE- ICIC 0001154
CHILIMBI, MANGALURU BRANCH