[vc_row content_width=”grid” content_aligment=”center” css=”.vc_custom_1582050857522{margin-bottom: 50px !important;padding-top: 40px !important;padding-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1582052562589{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;background-color: #e2e2e2 !important;}”][edgtf_title_with_dots title=”Vision: Sarthak” display_separator=”yes”][vc_single_image image=”12866″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” css=”.vc_custom_1582051127882{margin-bottom: 30px !important;}”][edgtf_custom_font font_family=”Georgia” font_size=”16″ font_weight=”100″ text_align=”justify” color=”#444444″]Sarthak was born prematurely, the size of a fist, in a small village in the beautiful country of Nepal. Miraculously, he survived! However, that’s when the journey of struggle began for his parents as they found out that he was both, deaf and dumb due to a congenital defect.[/edgtf_custom_font][vc_empty_space height=”11px”][edgtf_custom_font font_family=”Georgia” font_size=”16″ font_weight=”100″ text_align=”justify” color=”#444444″]His parents sought the opinion of several physicians in India and fortunately, received some good medical advice. As would any loving parents, Sarthak’s parents are determined to give him a life in which at least his hearing is restored so that he can be self-sufficient. Sarthak will require urgent surgery, wherein, cochlear implants can be a promising treatment modality to restore his hearing. Unfortunately, the cost is high at $11,000 and time is of the essence. His parents would have to take a loan which will take them the rest of their lives to pay it off.[/edgtf_custom_font][vc_empty_space height=”11px”][edgtf_custom_font font_family=”Georgia” font_size=”16″ font_weight=”100″ text_align=”justify” color=”#444444″]On the other side of the world, as I get ready to celebrate my 16th birthday, I want to do something meaningful and purposeful on this milestone occasion. I want to give this sweet little boy “the gift of hearing”. Sarthak (the name means one who is fulfilled) is my aunt’s housekeeper’s son in India.[/edgtf_custom_font][vc_empty_space height=”11px”][edgtf_custom_font font_family=”Georgia” font_size=”16″ font_weight=”100″ text_align=”justify” color=”#444444″]Please donate any amount you are able to for this worthy cause as it will give him a whole new lease on life and reduce the financial burden and mental stress for his overwhelmed parents. I will personally be updating all of you with the progress of his treatment. And again, no amount is too little.[/edgtf_custom_font][vc_empty_space height=”11px”][edgtf_custom_font font_family=”Georgia” font_size=”16″ font_weight=”100″ text_align=”justify” color=”#444444″]Thank you.[/edgtf_custom_font][vc_empty_space height=”11px”][edgtf_custom_font font_family=”Georgia” font_size=”20″ font_style=”italic” font_weight=”100″ text_align=”justify” color=”#444444″]

Ayesha Khanna

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