Trekforacause - GroupOfVillageChildrens

 

As we sat there on a rock last year around this very time, we made a promise to ourselves. A promise to get back here with a group of people to help treat the ill. The dozens of ill people that roam around these villages waiting for a miracle to happen.

Taking into account the huge amount of trekkers and adventure seekers this valley attracts every year, it pains us to realize that nobody ever tried to come to the aid of these villagers. It pains us to realize how inhumane and inconsiderate people are becoming. It pains us to realize that people have stones for hearts and it pains us to realize what this world is coming to.

 

So many sleepless nights spent to turn this dream into a reality. So many sleepless nights spent thinking about how to help these people as we strongly feel that if you are able to change one life for good, you have added meaning to your life.

Holding onto that spirit, we organized a trek for a cause initiative at Har ki dun valley for doctors who believe in our agenda too. The sole purpose to host this was to help the people residing in the villages that fall in our way by providing them with basic medical amenities and hopefully treating illnesses. Until now, there has been no medical facility available to them except a first-aid clinic situated 15-20 km away accessible only through trekking.

Now reflecting on life we somewhere read that there was a hospital study done on more than 100 elderly people facing death close to their last breath. They were asked to reflect on there lives the biggest regret. Nearly all of them said they regretted not the things they did, but the things they did not do.

The risks they never took;

The dreams they never pursued;

The people they did not help,

The lives they did not save’

And we asked ourselves, would our last words be ‘only if I had?’

HEY YOU, WAKE UP! Why do we exist? We are all humans born from the same 5 elements made to reduce to the same.

So we don’t know much but we do know this,

When we saw how big a difference a medical camp made; when we saw an old man crying with tears of all the 7 emotions mixed into one,

The only thing that matters is the impact you leave on the lives around you.

Now as we sat there on the same rock this year, we remade a promise. A promise to bring a bigger group of doctors to this valley.

 

DONE AND DUSTED :

We came across some small villages(Gangard and Osla, which are both above 11,000 ft) during a trek called Har ki doon in Uttrakhand last year. Trekking through those small villages and getting to know the simple life of the innocent mountain folks we discovered that they are ripped off of all the basic amenities and had no source of treating medical ailments.  The nearest clinic is situated 15-20 km away accessible only through trekking. Taking into account the huge amount of trekkers and adventure seekers this valley attracts every year, it pained us to realize that nobody ever tried to come to the aid of these villagers. Driven to do something about how we feel, we organized a trek for a cause initiative at Har ki dun valley for doctors who believe in our agenda too. The sole purpose to host this was to help the people residing in the villages that fall in our way by providing them with basic medical amenities and hopefully treating illnesses. Over 200 people and 15 medical illnesses were assisted. The response was heartwarming and the feeling of affecting over 200 lives for good was eye-watering.

 

WHAT’S NEXT? :

After receiving such a positive response from the last trek for a cause initiative, we decided to set up yet another round of medical camps in the same villages to provide them with regular medical facilities and aspirin. This time we plan on taking it by a notch by setting up the camp for longer duration and providing medications for all the more different kinds of illnesses and taking a larger number of doctors then what we had last time.

Our future plans include setting up these medical camp every six months to ensure regular treatment for the village folk. We aim to adopt these villages for their overall development which will include health facilities, education and other basic amenities.

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