Thank You : With Rs 7.61 lac, Swathi's life brightens...

Walter Nandalike

Mangalore, Feb 28: Money may be essential to lead a comfortable life, but many a time, it is love, kindness, good words, prayers and genuine concern that mean much more and go a long way in providing the healing touch to a life in need of it. And when a helping hand reaches out both financially and with love and prayers, humanity attains a whole new level.

This has been proved in the case of little Swathi and her family.

On February 6, daijiworld had published an appeal for 12-year-old Selvi Swathi Prasad who is suffering from a rare disease (90 per cent occlusion of the nidus; and intraventricular haemmorrhage with hydrocephalus and right thalamic bleed in the brain). The online appeal has indeed created a miracle. The amount of Rs 7.61 lac collected within 15 days of publication, couple with the numerous phone calls, words of hope, support, concern and prayers, have changed not only Swathi's life, but of her parents too.

Now the family has received the amount, the response from readers being beyond thier expectations.

Below are the contents of the letter from Swathi's father, which is self-explnatory :

Quote :

Dear Daijiworld and Readers,

I don’t have words to express my gratitude. Perhaps I will not find words to thank you and your generosity.

Ever since daijiworld published my appeal on February 6, seeking help to my 12-year-old daughter Selvi Swathi Prasad, who has been suffering from a rare brain disease (Right Intraventricular AVM), I have been receiving phone calls day in and day out.

Apart from Mangalore and Bangalore, I have been receiving calls from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Sharjah, Muscat, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Israel, USA, Australia and Canada.

Though initially I tried to contact a few philanthropists and politicians, my efforts went in vain. As a last resort, I approached your website with much hesitation as I was not sure whether you would entertain me or not.

Today, 15 days after publishing my appeal, I don’t find words to thank the daijiworld readers from all over the world, who have contributed Rs 7.61 lac (as on February 23) and more than 50 persons have called me to say that they would be praying for my daughter and wished her a speedy recovery.

In fact, an aged person Samuel took the trouble to contact my daughter’s school to take our address and then visited our home last Thursday after his daughter (who is working in Bahrain) called him and informed about my daughter. He not only offered us fruits and cash, but also spoke to my wife and daughter, instilled confidence in them and also promised to visit again. So was the case with Mrs Anishka from Dubai, who spoke with my daughter (from Dubai) for more than 15 minutes and asked us not to lose hope.

I am sure my daughter Swathi would not only fully recover, but also be able to live her life just like any other girl of her age. In fact, your prayers have given me and my family members more confidence and enough strength to face the future.

Thank you readers and a very big thank you to daijiworld, for helping me and my family beyond what we could ever think or imagine.

Sincerely yours,


We at daijiworld, can only say thank you to all those who stood with Swathi in her difficult time. The family is full of hopes of Swathi recovering quickly back to her normal days.

Dear readers, once again you have saved a life, like the way you have done many times in the past. You must be really feeling the joy of sharing and caring.

Your response to such social causes encourages us to go in search of needy people every day.

Together, we can make this world more beautiful and cheerful.

A big salute to everyone. May God bless us all.

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  • D Bhat, Mumbai/US

    Mon, Mar 04 2013

    Everyday, when I read the newspaper, all I read is killing, rape, murder, scam, and I become so despondent and helpless. Such news brightens me - thank you!

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  • Maxim Pereira, GLORIOUS, Angelore

    Sun, Mar 03 2013

    Good job Daiji. god bless you swathi

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  • Tony Francis, Udupi

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    God bless you "Daiji" for your efforts in raising funds for the needy/poor people whichever caste/religion they belong to. Hope some narrow-minded opponents now won't blame by saying "converting people from their religion" etc. etc.

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  • A. S. Mathew, U.S.A.

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Sweet Swathi's news, and how the readers responded to their need..
    these news can bring joy and peace in our lives, also greater closeness in the society of people of all religions. Love is the key to the universe which unlocks all doors. Love is the only service that power cannot command and money cannot buy. Anonymous.
    Great Job Daijiworld.

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  • Krishna, Malpe

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    @RR,Mangalore. what a beautiful and sensible comments of urs!!! you made my day sir. God Bless u all.

    Good job K P Bhat, This time we respect and praise for your noble deed.Thank u Daiji.

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  • raghu, udupi

    Thu, Feb 28 2013


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  • Aloka Nath, Bengaluru

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    This is Great INDIA. All the comments for little Swathi is GOD help her. It is not my God, not your God nor his God. It is GOD help Swetha.

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  • Roshan D'SIlva, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Thanks Daiji team for your timely follow up and detailed which will inspire and motivate to extend helping hands to the needy people. Dear Swathi we are happy for you and god bless you and your parents...remember and love your parents.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Swathi, our prayers are always with u for your speedy recovery.

    Humanity is the only religion which has no boundaries which has been proved by the Daiji readers.

    Dear Krishnaprasad, the Lord Almighty will bless you and your family abundantly and Swathi will be fully recovered.

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  • Ashok Kotian, Mangalore / Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Thanks to Daijiworld and Walter Nandalike for inspiring others.Proud of everyone who have helped. God bless Swati.

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  • Khaleel, Ullal Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Mr Samuel you washed my eyes with tears.May god bless you both

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  • Sarita D'Souza, Valencia / Kuwait

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    We expatriates always feel the need to help our less fortunate brethren in India especially in our hometown. But before Daijiworld, our efforts were in vain and we would end up helping the wrong people. Hatsoff to Daijiworld we can now be assured that we are helping the right people. GOD BLESS TEAM DAIJIWORLD.

    As for Swati, she is a sweet and lovely girl. With our prayers and help she will be on her feet and grow up to be the joy and pride of her parents and all around her. God bless Swati too.

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  • Nelson Pinto, udupi /tulunadu

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    "Together, we can make this world more beautiful and cheerful".
    yes, dear this right.
    Thank you Daijiworld.

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  • THERESA LOBO, Mukamar-Sharjah

    Thu, Feb 28 2013 bold and courageous, have faith in God... I am sure you will be healed completely and lead a normal like other children. God bless you with the good future.

    Daijiworld,a Thank you too for publishing this article, you are always there to help the poor and needy. God bless you Daijiworld and your entire team.

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  • Aleem, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Little Swathi with the Grace of Almighty God Recover Soon.. All Thankx 2 All Donors Who Supported her.. May ALMIGHTY Bless U all..!!

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  • K.Fernandes, Dubai/Mudarangadi

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Hats-off Daiji world. You made history again. Also Hats-off all daiji reader and generous donors. Every ones prayer and Blessings definitely help the speedy recovery of little swathi. Almighty Lord Bless Daiji team and all donors aboundently.

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  • John Ashok Veiges, Bajpe, Korkambla

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Good job Daiji, we all love ur good work for the good cause

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Feel happy...World is still full of good people. Praying for Swathi's speedy recovery.
    This family witnessed a great compassion of others amidst of turbulence and attained Joy which they will spread.

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  • Shalini,

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Swathi have faith in god and you will recover soon dear.

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  • Deepak Dsilva, Paladka/Dubai

    Thu, Feb 28 2013 is not only connecting Manglore to rest of the world but also connecting love and emotions. May god bless Daijiworld team and grow more and more to reach people around the world.

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  • Spandana, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Good work daiji! And proud of the people who helped swati may be financially or giving confidence. Now lets pray that swati will be cured soon.

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    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    "FAITH CAN MOVE THE MOUNTAINS", This is the word of assurance to Little Swathi, her parents and all who took the initiative and helped in their need of the hour.

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  • suresh saligrama, bangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    prayer and public support makes all changes. O God tanks a lot.

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  • Fr. Peter Mendonsa OP, Mangalore/Mapusa

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    As I shared this morning the reflections on the Gospel on Rich man and the poor Lazarus, I said that it is not enough just to feel sorry for the poor and downtrodden, but to show it concretely through our generosity. And here at Daijiworld I have proof for this great generosity of the people. The tears of joy flow when good work is done, when we reach out to the needy. Thanks Daijiworld and to those who share their wealth with the poor and needy. God bless you.

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  • alwynam, kulshekar

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    we definetely have many good hearted people who would like to come to the help of the needy,but they do not know who are really in need but definetely daiji has done it and i request them to continue the good work as we have a lot of good samaritans amongst us,we help someone at times of need god will send some one to help us at times of our need,let us not waste too much on our luxuries but atleast turn an eye on the needy and this is a very good season to help each other god bless us all

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  • Abdul Razak, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 28 2013

    Little Swathi, we are very happy for you. May GOD bless you.

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