We live in an era where most of us run after materialistic things. In this chase, human bonds and relationships have somehow taken a backseat. More often than not, extending a helping hand to someone in need becomes a huge liability and we very easily brush it off without a care in the world with a thought that somebody else will take care of it.
Amidst this mindset, when you chance upon a story like this, it makes your heart swell with pride that there are still a lot of people out there who are considerate and who do unite for things that matter.
Just last night, tired after a hectic day at work I was skimming through my Facebook feed when I came upon a story about a 25-year-old Rushi on the popular page Humans Of Bombay. What caught my eye, was the innocence on his face.
Rushi hails from a very humble family which left no stone un-turned in providing education to him by saving up every single rupee. He, on the other hand never deviated from his goals and put in his 100 percent to fulfil his parents’ dreams and pursue MBA. However, one day tragedy struck and he was diagnosed with a disease called MDS. In simpler terms, this condition puts his bone marrow at risk and he needs a bone marrow transplant to survive.
Now, his dad who had saved up to Rs 13 Lacs for his MBA had to arrange a staggering Rs 30 lakhs for the procedure. Amid all the financial tensions, this boy had to live in isolation for he was highly prone to infections. Living with a terminal disease is no easy feat and on top of that seeing his family struggle to collect funds must have drowned his spirit even more but he took it in his stride and tried to remain positive.
In this post, he reveals how it broke his heart every time his father rushed out of the room to hide his emotions and to hear that quiver in his voice every time he got emotional. To cheer up his family, he would constantly tell his dad that he will pursue MBA once he gets better and give them a life they deserve despite knowing the gravity of his health situation. The expensive chemotherapy that he requires has been currently stopped due to lack of funds. Rs 25 lakh to be precise.
This is when Humans Of Bombay stepped in to share his story to the world. This heart-touching story managed to bring all the good Samaritans out there under one roof and hence began the most astonishing drive. Rushi’s story touched so many people that the campaign collected over Rs 24 Lacs in less than a day! Yes, you read that right.
Read his full story here:
Stories like these are not only heart-warming but also a proof that there is goodness in the society even in the middle of so much negativity.
Source of news : Indiatimes