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Vision:- 'BLOSSOMING OF POWER IN EVERY INDIVIDUAL' TO REINFORCE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT' MISSION :- " To facilitate a process where marginalised groups, particularly Women and Children have improved quality of life by working in partnership with other development factors, with a rights perspective in the areas of Art, Culture and Human Development"
Jul 24, 2012

Additional TB Children get much needed Support

Children eat apple
Children eat apple

Blossom  has now continue to providing Nutrients such as Eggs, Milk ,Greens to the TB  Infected children in our Dayspring home. It raised  our children’s  immunity power because of the nutritious food supplied to them at our Dayspring Home and in the villages.

Maintaining at least the recommended daily allowance for all of the essential vitamins and minerals is another important goal for young patients with TB. The specific levels of nutrients needed depend on the age and sex of the child, so we consulted  a doctor and a dietitian about the appropriate foods and amounts to feed the child. Nutrients of particular concern include zinc, selenium, iron, copper and vitamins A, C, D and E, because these may impact immune system functioning and help fight off the invading bacteria. Getting enough omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, seafood and flaxseeds, and sufficient cholesterol,  also improved the outcome for young TB patients. Children with low levels of any of these nutrients were need to take supplements to boost their levels during treatment for TB. Hence we are taking strenuous effort to maintain the same.


Diet tips followed by TB Children in our area:-

Apple :  Apples was beneficial for TB children of' T.B. It was  useful for intestines, liver and brain.

Grapes : All ate grapes for food for the cure of T.B.

Coconut : Eating 25 gms. of fresh or ground coconut kills the germs of T.B. and provided strength to the lungs.

Cloves : Cloves were an effective cure for T.B.

Carrots : Taking carrot juice is helpful in T.B. It contains nutrients in a balanced form.

Maize : At early stages of T.B. our TB children ate maize flour rotis.

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So we need to give our children Nutrition food , hence those who are helping  our TB affected children, please continue to help and save our children from TB. 

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Mar 20, 2012

Additional TB children get much Nutrition support

TB is a contagious disease where a person undergoes an experience of being himself in the hell until his recreational stage. The vulnerability created by TB is unbareable by adults and its effect is more on children. In the stage of their budding their experience of marginalization, discrimination, tiredness, and malnutrition features would create a remarkable change in their physiology throughout their life in order to reduce the effect of malnutrition , blossom trust provides egg, milk and nutritious fruits for increasing the immunity power in them.

 

In addition to this Blossom trust strains its nerves to work on the nutrient growth of the children where the staff of blossom Mr.Kayambu, cured TB patient lends his helpful hand by distributing “Panchakavya Tablet” which acts as an additional supplement for the nutrient food for the children.

The “Panchakavya Tablet” is given to a child who is undergoing the 6 months medication for Primary complex TB. They are detected through Mando test or X Ray . Four children are benefited from Subbulapuram at T.kallupatti Block. The approximate age of the children is in between 2 – 10 yrs.

 

EFFECTS OF THE COURSE

- Fever controlled within a week.

- Cough was controlled within two weeks.

- Appetite improved and the patients have gained body weight.

Dec 14, 2011

Additional TB children get much needed nutritional support!

Blossom is continuing its diligent efforts to ensure the nutritional needs of all TB or HIV positive children are being met. Without adequate nutrition, the medications these children have to endure to treat their illnesses will not be effective. Unfortunately, it is all too often those of the lowest economical status that become infected with HIV/AIDS and TB. It becomes impossible for them to get their basic needs met while on their treatment. In particular, protein is greatly needed. In the Virudhunagar district, protein is readily available in the form of milk and eggs if there is sufficient means of purchasing them.

  Blossom’s Outreach Workers are active in all 11 blocks in the Virudhunagar district and there are currently 14 Outreach Workers assigned to the neediest children in these blocks. The Outreach Workers assigned to each area are as follows:

 

Block                                 Name of Outreach Worker(s)

Rajapalayam                  Kavitha

Watrap                           Jothi

Virudhunagar                  Mathan

Sattur                           Suguna & Ruby

Tiruchuli                        Manohar

Narikudi                         Venkatesan

Sivakasi                         Vetriselvi

Aruppukottai                   Kowsalya & Sundarammal

Vembakottai                    Packiyam

Karipatti                           Valarmathi

Sivakasi                           Vetriselvi

  The Outreach Workers often travel a far distance so they can visit the children in their own homes to ensure their requirements are being met. The Outreach Workers follow up on the children’s medications, ensuring they are being taken as prescribed, answers any questions, as well distributes additional sources of protein for effective treatment. Even more than non-affected children, children suffering from HIV/AIDS or TB need adequate protein, vitamins and minerals as their immune systems are already compromised and they are at risk of serious health consequences.

CASE STUDY:

      Highlighting this is the case of 2 small TB boys with TB, Vignesh and Satheesh. They live in the Sivakasi block and have recently faced some very hard times. In the past few months, their father, who was the sole provider for the family, died due to TB. Their mother is now also affected and remains on DOTS treatment. Due to her poor health, she is unable to work and provide food for her 2 boys. If these young children do not receive adequate nutrition, they are also at a much greater risk of contracting other diseases/illnesses as their immune systems are already weakened due to TB. They need to be able to stay strong and healthy in order to cure them of TB through the DOTS program and not get sick with anything else. Luckily, the local Outreach Worker was alerted to their plight. The boys and their mother now receive milk, eggs and other nutritious foods. They are gaining weight, taking their DOTS medications and their lives are improving thanks to the generosity of those through Global Giving. They have been given the most important gift of all, the gift of hope.

  On behalf of all the TB, HIV/AIDS affected children, our most sincere thanks for all the donations received. There are many more children like Vignesh and Satheesh who are just waiting for some help through this difficult time in their lives. Even a small donation can make a big change in the lives of children afflicted with these devastating diseases. 

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