Over two decades ago, Ravi and Nirmala from Bengaluru gave birth to their second child, a daughter who they named Dhanya. While they were ecstatic to welcome a new member in their lives, what bothered them was Dhanya’s incessant wails which only grew with each passing day. On the fifty-eighth day after her birth, doctors […]
BENGALURU: The Organization for Rare Diseases India (ORDI) would organise Race for 7, a unique first of its kind event to commemorate Rare Disease Day and draw attention to the needs of rare disease patients in India. The 7km run to be flagged off on February 28 at St. Joseph’s Indian High School will target […]
To draw attention to the needs of patients with rare diseases in India, the Organisation for Rare Diseases India (ORDI) will organise ‘Race for 7’, a 7-km run on February 28 that is observed as Rare Disease Day. The run that will be flagged off at St. Joseph’s Indian High School in the city will […]
Four-year-old Kusuma of Subramanyapura is confined to the wheelchair, her body reduced to nothing more than an eggshell. When she was one, she developed Fibro Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), a genetic fault wherein her muscles were replaced by bones, rendering her immobile and helpless. Similarly, Dhanya Ravi, 25, of Jeevan Bima Nagar is completely dependent on […]
Children’s Day (Bal Divas) is celebrated on 14 November each year to mark the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru the first Prime Minister of India who loved the company of children. This day intends to increase awareness about children’s’ right to education, health and care. This year, for the first time in India, children’s day was […]
Kochi, Kerala, India.