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Kerala village wins hearts pooling resources to save a girl’s life

People of Parali Village in Palakkad at KMCH Hospital, Coimbatore for donating blood for Kavya's kidney transplant surgery. (Inset: Kavya P). Photo: Special Arrangement.

In a heartwarming display of community spirit, youngsters from a village in Kerala have come together to save the life of a young girl by donating blood and pooling funds for her kidney transplantation.

The touching story unfolded in Parali, Thenur in Palakkad where the collective efforts of a group of youngsters cutting across religious and political backgrounds proved that compassion knows no bounds.

The journey to rescue the life of Kavya P, a 19-year-old final year B.Com student of Chinmaya College, Palakkad, began when she was diagnosed with a severe kidney ailment that resulted in the failure of her two kidneys, leaving her in urgent need of a transplant.

Though she was admitted to KMCH Hospital, Coimbatore and found a donor in her mother Rajini K T, the financial burden of the surgery loomed large over her family, threatening to dash their hopes of securing the necessary treatment.

Realising the plight of the family, a group of youngsters from a local Navachaitanya Arts and Sports club sprang into action, not only volunteering to arrange the blood required for the surgery but also raising the required amount for the surgery.

“I owe it to the people of my village who came forward to support my daughter’s treatment. They stood by my family supporting us emotionally and financially. I will be always grateful for it,” Kavya’s father and autorickshaw driver Prakashan P B, 49, told “Open Digest“.

The villagers opened their hearts and wallets, contributing whatever they could to a fundraising initiative aimed at covering the treatment expenses.

The community raised Rs 15 lakh organising door-to-door campaigns, fundraising events like food sales, and social media outreach. The outpouring of support from the village not only eased the financial burden on her family but also served as a source of encouragement during their darkest hours.

“We managed to collect 28 units of blood from the club members. We are proud and happy that we could help the village’s own daughter Kavya,” said Rajesh V, ward member of Thenur West and a member of the Navachaitanya club.

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