Thiruvananthapuram: A 56-year-old postman in Kerala is delivering an inspirational message by setting up a charitable society for cancer patients. Ordinary people can do extraordinary things - the 56-year-old, Babu is the true recipient of this adage. A postman by profession, Babu also saves the lives of many cancer patients.
He, along with some of his well-wishers started the Santhvanam Charitable society in 2007. The society arranges meals for poor cancer patients and organises free cancer diagnosis camps. Babu came up with the idea after he lost his sister Florence to cancer seven years ago.
"It is shocking to see how poverty forces many patients to skip meals during cancer treatment. Though the government offers a 20 per cent discount in treatment expenses to BPL citizens at the Regional Cancer Centre, many can't afford the treatment or eat food during treatment. It is heartbreaking," said Babu.
Santhvanam Charitable Society Secretary MS Mathew said, "We are a set of senior citizens, who decided to start this society after retirement. Babu came to us with the idea, explaining the plight of cancer patients. We try to reach out to them through all possible means."...more
10:02 AM, Sep 05, 2012
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