Fundraising for saving the life of a 7-month-old baby

The situation was tough and unbearable for Vivek and Gunjan and for their one-month-old baby boy. Their survival was getting tough due to COVID-19 as Vivek (father of the baby) was at home with no work. Gunjan (mother of the baby) is a homemaker who is taking care of the new-born as he was suffering from Congenital Heart disease.


This is what the mother had to say

"The situation was already tough due to COVID-19 and because of my baby boy's ailment, the situation has turned even tougher for my family. We were surviving on whatever we had but now we had to keep our baby alive. I don't want to lose my child, he is my only source of happiness. Help me, please! 🙏🏻"
-Gunjan, mother of the newborn

Baby of Gunjan was a one-month-old baby who was suffering from congenital heart disease. However

Vivek Ramdhani Yadav, (father of the baby) works in a private office in Mumbai. Due to the COVID-19, he is at home; fighting for daily needs and the newborn baby boy entered their life with Critical Illness. There is no source of income and they are fighting for daily needs. And he is not in a position to make funding arrangements for the child’s surgery.

Baby of gunjan

Baby of Gunjan was suffering from Congenital Heart Disease, Large APW, Moderate VSD, Small ASD, Severe Hyperkinetic PAH, Dilated RA/RV and was being treated at Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children’s, Mumbai. 

And the suggested treatment was Open Heart Surgery (VSD Closure + Arch Repair) which costs around Rs.2,50,000

Thanks to the 130 donors because of whom the funds were collected and Baby of Gunjan was admitted for the treatment.


However, when the baby was taken for surgery it was found that he was COVID-19 positive due to which he was shifted to a government recognized COVID care facility.

Once the COVID issue was settled, the child was brought back to Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children’s, Mumbai. He was taken up in PICU for medical stabilization of multi bacterial sepsis. The child was ventilation dependent and was non responded to antibiotics and other sepsis management strategies.


Since there was a multi-organ dysfunction, the cardiac surgery could not be performed and Vivek and Gunjan were counselled and unfortunately the baby passed away due to multi-organ dysfunction on 14/06/2020.

It was a terrible situation for the parents as they couldn’t believe the child was no more. As the amount was already deposited by the campaigner to the hospital, another 7-month-old boy’s surgery could be done and his life could be saved.

Son of Jyoti Satpal Poptani needed an Open heart surgery. The baby was admitted to Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital For Children. The baby has been discharged from the hospital. Next Echo appointment is on 31/07/2020.


Son of Jyoti Satpal Poptani 


Thanks to the Donors who showed that if people came together they can make wonders. In this case, they gave the gift of life to a baby boy who will lead a healthy life ahead.


About Campaigner - Kokan Kala Va Shikshan Vikas Sanstha

The organization started its work in 2010 to support needy/Poor children in 2010 in term of education, Medical and old aged. After two years The organization has registered on 22nd May, 2012 under Society Act 1860 and also it has registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 on 30th October, 2012 at Sindhudurga – Maharashtra.

The organization believes, Together we can make Empowerment sustainable difference in the lives of thousands of children around the world. The Organization working for education, medical support, women Empowerment, and supporting to orphans Children and Aged people.

Kokan Kala Va Shikshan Vikas Sanstha approached ipledgefor in using the platform to raise funds for the baby. From verifying the campaign to coordination with the hospital, the non-profit organization has been doing tremendous work.


How ipledgefor helped the Campaigner - Kokan Kala Va Shikshan Vikas Sanstha

ipledgefor personally verified the campaign by calling the beneficiary and getting update about the baby and cross checking the documents. ipledgefor has been in the forefront with marketing the campaign and raising funds for the baby and helping the non-profit for the baby’s surgery. Also, with the update system each and every donor of the campaign has been updated about the Campaign with a constant message of the baby’s condition, death and surgery of another baby

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