Pallium India turns 13 this December! Here’s what Pallium India’s volunteer Bob Walley and his enthusiastic team have planned for the Birthday. You can help! Please read Bob’s message below:
Its Pallium India’s 13th birthday in a few days!
Pallium is an amazing palliative care charity that only survives on donations from kind people around India and beyond that keep it going.
But the building is looking a bit dilapidated…
So we are hoping to slap a bit of paint around the place, paint a few murals and generally brighten up the Hospice for the many patients that come in each week.
But we need YOUR help!
We need paint to do this, and so have set up a funding page below.
Please share around and pop a few sheckles in if you can.
Anything you can give will make a BIG difference.
Click here: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/helppaintpallium
Some people command your respect. I could not avoid an inferiority complex as I sat next to 4 people on wheelchairs. How I wish I had half their strength to overcome difficulties and to move forward! Jyothi Kumar was formally opening his school – the usual invocation, lighting the lamp, inaugural speeches. Nothing unusual there. What was unusual was Jyothi Kumar’s courage, initiative and enthusiasm. This was his very own art school.
Jyothi Kumar’s story is truly inspiring. From despair after finding himself a paraplegic young man following a fall, Dr Sreekala and her colleagues at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Medical Collage Hospital, Trivandrum, not only gave him physiotherapy; they gave him strength of a different kind. His own indomitable spirit overcame his despair. He is a multi- faceted personality – poet, author, artist – all rolled into one. Pallium India’s half way home (in which the department of social justice of Government of Kerala is our partner) had the good fortune to have Jyothi among the group for a month or more.
You have the ability and the courage, Jyothi. They will be difficulties; but they are there to overcome, as you would say. Best wishes!
It is not just that they have advocated for palliative care through the news channels several times; when they come across the story of a person in suffering who needs care, they have always got in touch with us and connected them with us. We are pleased that in the majority of those situations, we could help those patients and families.
Congratulations, Justeena and Praveena and thank you for all that you do.
Justeena receiving the award
Praveena receiving the award
The purse of Rs.5 lakhs goes to Pallium India for relieving the suffering of the people whom we serve.
From all of us at Pallium India, thank you Satya Sai Lok Seva Trust, for the great honour and also for acknowledging the importance of palliative care in health care. We hope this gesture of yours will lead to better integration of palliative as part of health care.
Dr Linge Gowda, Director of Regional Cancer Centre, Kidwai Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, informs us of openings in their Palliative Medicine department for the following posts.
- Associate Professor
- Assistant Professor
- Senior Resident
Associate and Assistant Professors need to be post MD in one of these specialities: General Medicine, Surgery, Radiotherapy, Psychiatry, Paediatrics.
Interested candidates please contact: Dr Prabha. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 9845226581