How often do we introspect on the reason behind our existence on this planet! Well, I did once and realized that it's time to share my story as a Cleft Lip and Palate warrior.
Hi! I am Vinita - a simple human being, currently residing and employed in Silicon Valley of India - the city of Bangalore.
The reason for bringing out my story is twofold - first and foremost, to spread awareness about this congenital disorder, as it's a cause I can relate to, and second, to attempt a humble give back.
To set the ball rolling, the first step I took was to launch a fundraising campaign in collaboration with SMILE TRAIN, the largest global cleft-focused organization, supporting 100% free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care for children from 90+ countries.
My campaign mobilized 1,00,000/ INR to fund cleft surgeries for four under-privileged children in India.
This campaign was conducted on Milaap, an online crowdfunding platform.