The Internet, even with its share of bane and misinformation, can be a wonderful place. Take this post by Humans of Bombay for instance, featuring the story of Rushi a patient ailing with a rare type of cancer. Rushi’s treatment had to be stopped after 8 cycles of chemo because of lack of funds.
Here’s something that will restore your faith in… well, if not humanity, at least the Internet. On November 15, the Humans of Bombay Facebook page profiled a cancer patient from Gujarat who had moved to Mumbai to attend college. Soon, Rushi discovered he had an incredibly rare form of cancer and would require a bone marrow transplant and multiple rounds of costly chemotherapy. Stunned to learn that his treatment had been stopped due to lack of funds, netizens banded together and raised over 25 lakh rupees in just 15 hours.
Read the post here:
“Ever since I was a child, I used to tell my father, ‘I want you to retire at 52, I will take care of everything after that.’ I have no idea where this thought came from or why that’s motivated me my entire life.”
In the viral Facebook post, Rushi described poignantly how his father, with a salary of just Rs.15,000, managed to save almost Rs. 13 lakh for his college fees. Rushi wrote he always dreamed of earning his MBA and his parents never once let the worry of finances prevent him from pursuing his dreams.
This good news was posted finally:
The post touched millions of hearts online, and the internet rallied together to help Rushi. In less than 15 hours, Humans Of Bombay managed to raise over 25 lakh with the help of kind people on the internet who contributed towards his treatment.