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The Second Genesis Of Life

Adversity spurs a foundation that helps provide medical treatment for physically challenged orphans

The Second Genesis Of Life
The Second Genesis Of Life
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Few look for hidden opportunities amid adversity. Individuals with this attitude quickly move on from "why me" to "now what can we do about the problem". This was the idea behind Prema Sagar’s Genesis Foundation. The organisation aims to provide medical help for physically challenged orphans.

The genesis of the foundation lies in a personal tragedy—Prema lost a child who was declared a blue baby. It was a traumatic moment for this advertising professional, but her tragedy motivated her to work with orphans at the Missionaries of Charity in Civil Lines, Delhi. Here, she devoted her time to the medically challenged. Her interactions with Naveen, a five-year-old orphan struck by palsy of the left side and abandoned by his mother in a near-vegetative condition at a hospital, strengthened her resolve.

Prema arranged for Naveen’s treatment in the US. "At that time, medical facilities in India were not up to handling complicated cases like Naveen’s," says Prema. Through a friend in the US, she arranged for his free medical treatment and stay. "Raising funds for his...

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