Sunil Gavaskar Rasies Fund For Heart Surgeries Of 600 Children
Former Indian Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has raised the money for 600 underprivileged children for a heart operation. Gavaskar runs a Heart to Heart (H2H) foundation which works for children to provide them with the facility for Heart Operation.
Recently, Gavaskar travelled to several parts of the US to raise the fund and to donate it for the surgeries. The operation will be conducted by Sathya Sai Sanjeevani Hospitals in India.
This hospital has always been involved in performing free of cost surgeries to the needy. They started the mission in 2012 and has recently completed 10,000 surgeries. And out of these, H2H Foundation funded for 400 surgeries and in which 34 were funded by Gavaskar.
Gavaskar funded 34 surgeries because he scored 34 Test centuries in his career. He shared his response to the US and was thankful for the support he got from there.
“It’s has been a great opening innings to the multi-city USA tour to support free heart surgeries for children in India and I am very thankful for the overwhelming participation by many across several cities,” said Gavaskar.
Gavaskar signed the bats and gave to the people who came forward to help as a token of appreciation.
Sunil Gavaskar last visit was to the Chicago last week and he started the tour with New Jersey, Atalanta, Fermont California, Milpitas – San Francisco.
The record of the death of children because of heart diseases is increasing in India. Over 250 children die each day because of the absence of skilled pediatric care and financial constraints faced by economically challenged families.
H2H foundation has always come forward to help and launches several campaigns to aware people. Last month the foundation launched “Freedom from CHD” to increase the participation for free heart surgeries.
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