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Personal Experience at CMC Inspires Launch of GoFundMe Campaign for CMC Health Workers

In 2018 Sujata Srinivasan, daughter of a CMC patient, personally witnessed the compassionate care that defines CMC. The experience left a lasting impression that inspired her to start a GoFundMe campaign in support of the doctors and nurses who had shown her and her mother compassion and humanity.

In the campaign summary page, Sujata writes “no one was turned away because they were poor, all were extended the same dignity that every human being deserves… Economically-impoverished people who had accompanied sick relatives slept in the open courtyard, placing their faith in the doctors and in the system. They believed in it, and so do I. I think of these women as my sisters, and a few of my mother’s doctors have become dear friends.”

After discussions with both CMC and the Foundation, Sujata chose to fundraise for personal protective equipment (PPE), which continues to be a high priority for CMC. As India becomes the epicenter of the pandemic, N95 respirator masks, gowns, goggles, gloves and other PPEs are more essential than ever, and the Foundation is deeply grateful to Sujata for her initiative to support CMC and its health care workers.  

The campaign has raised $12,147 to date. If you are able, please consider contributing towards this campaign –  no amount is too small, and every bit will go a long away in helping the hospital buy PPEs for the brave professionals who are on the front lines every day.

Sujata’s GoFundMe campaign was featured by Rupali Mehra for Content People as part of a Youtube series that highlights stories of goodness, generosity, and solidarity during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 2:30 minute video clip may be viewed here.

Sujata Srinivasan is a Connecticut-based journalist. She authored the Humanization of Medicine published in “The Hindu” in 2018.

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