Education  India Project #37370

Support Abandoned Intellectually Disabled Children

by Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust
Support Abandoned Intellectually Disabled Children
Mar 9, 2021

Sabari's Story

Sabari being fed
Sabari being fed

Anyone can have a child and call themselves a “parent”. But a real parent is someone who puts that child above their own selfish needs and wants.

An innocent one month old baby boy was discarded by his parents in Adambakkam, Chennai. The story goes that a scan taken during the antenatal period revealed that the baby had defective abdominal walls (a type of congenital defect that allows the stomach, the intestines, or other organs to protrude through an unusual opening that forms on the abdomen), cystic lesions, and a deflected urinary bladder. Had they known, the parents say, they would not have carried the baby to full term. But the hospital says that the parents were aware of their child’s condition. The boy’s birth revealed new anomalies such as the absence of a lower left limb, absence of the left kidney, and a rigid scrotum. In shock, the parents abandoned him at the hospital despite receiving counselling. The mother having refused to feed her son even once! This baby needs surgery that requires his parents’ consent but they refuse to give it.

The hospital authorities frantically searched for a home but no one was willing to accept the child. Hearing about our work with abandoned children, they approached us and we could not say no. The child is now part of the Sri Arunodayam family.  While still at the hospital, two of our nurses visited him each day and underwent a special training to be able to take care of him when he got home. He does not have intellectual disabilities but has very severe physical anomalies that are endangering his life.

On the 25th of February we held his naming ceremony. We searched for a name that would embody the story of his life. And we chose “Sabari” (a tributary of the river Godavari) because, like a river, love too cuts a new path whenever it meets with an obstacle. And this pretty much sums up Sabari’s one-month existence here on earth. Considered an obstacle and discarded by the ones who bore him, Sabari’s path led him to a new family that loves and embraces him as their own!

Sabari with our Founder
Sabari with our Founder

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @sri_arunodayam
Project Leader:
Iyyappan Subramanian
Founder Managing Trustee
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India
$48,603 raised of $55,000 goal
 
989 donations
$6,397 to go
Donate Now
Please note: We expect that there will be significant delays in getting funds to this project. Learn more
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.