Where there is no Struggle, there is no Strength - Oprah Winfrey

Renu

There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways - Mother Teresa

Tuba Tabassum

There is the solitude of suffering, when you go through darkness that is lonely, intense, and terrible. Words become powerless to express your pain; what others hear from your words is so distant and different from what you are actually suffering.

Archana

Struggle is proof that you haven't been conquered, that you refuse to surrender, that victory is still possible, and that you're growing - Jon Walden

Chanchal

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape - Charles Dickens

For a longh time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there were always some obstacles in the way, sometime to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Help Atijeevan Rebuild Lives

Irene Arputhartaj came in contact with Atijeevan during research work for her  PhD. She has created a campaign to raise fund for Atijeevan future projects. This is what she has to say about Atijeevan rehabilitation works. We thank Irene for her initiative and appeal every one to contribute towards rebuilding lives of Acid Attach Survivors. 
"Atijeevan works hard to provide for each survivor that walks through her doors. However, a lot of the work requires money to move things forward. This is why I am appealing to you for your support. I have witnessed the fruits of Atijeevan's labour first hand and I know the foundation would benefit a great deal from any support that you can give. I implore you to contribute to this fundraiser that we are having to support a couple of upcoming surgeries and workshops. Atijeevan has got some wonderful plans for this year to support more survivors in India and your support would go a long way in helping achieve her goals. 

This is the link to the fundraiser page: https://www.gofundme.com/fundingatijeevan  

Thank you for your support and I hope this New Year is a good and prosperous one for all.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Skill Training for Acid and Burn Survivors




Atijeevan foundation organized Skill Training at St. Johns Hospital Bangalore in collaborations with the Hospital. Acid Survivors from different parts of South India like Bangalore, Chennai, Mandya  attended this training and gained valuable knowledge on creating handicraft items.
Empowering acid survivors to have a sustainable source of income is one of the core philosophies of Atijeevan foundation and this workshop was aimed in that direction.
 Some more detail and pictures of the event is available at Atijeevan's Facebook page(Link).

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Skin Donation and Skin Banking

Skin banking is a facility where the skin is collected from eligible deceased donor and processed as per international protocols.

Skin can be stored in the skin bank at 4-8o Celsius up to 5 years. The stored skin can be used for Burns Patient who have Deep Burns, Chemical Burns, Electrical Burns, Radiation Burns. Statistics have shown that 80% of the burn victims are women and children





Monday, 19 October 2015

Making It Easier To Live with Scars


The scars of Acid burns are skin deep, they never fade away from victims skin and heart. Even the most potent medicine "Time" can not heal the scars from a survivor's body and soul but can it be concealed? 
Yes it can be. Pearl Academy of Fashion New Delhi recently hosted a work shop in association with Atijeevan foundation where all the Acid Survivors working with Atijeevan received training from our medical partners on how to conceal the without surgery. The effect of these makeups were amazing and Atijeevan Foundation thanks all who enabled it especially Pear Academy to give a platform for this workshop.  
There are many instances in a survivors life where they shy away from facing people like social gathering, marriages, festival only due to their looks as they do not feel comfortable with the  uneasy questions and glare of on lookers. These makeup techniques will definitely help the survivors to participate in these occasion and enjoy the memories like any other.


Visit our Facebook Page for more photos and details of the event.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Long Road to Recovery

Atijeevan foundation has been helping Akayamma from the day she was admitted to the Hospital after acid attack. The road to recovery is really long and painful. After her she was discharged from her initial treatment, lot of scars(keloids in medical term)formed on her face which made her pain miserable.

She has to undergo another surgery ten days back to release the Keloids and reduce her pain. Atijeevan took full responsibility of getting her admitted the Hospital and paid for all her hospitalization and Surgery cost. Thankfully she is feeling much better now and she is ready to go home with her daughter.

She may need another similar surgery as the skin is very active for almost two year and scars keep on forming. We will keep a close eye on her health and guiding her to take care of the skin during this period. There are some specialized but expensive creams to to help reduce the scar formation, Atijeevan has already provided her the medicines and counselled her to apply them regularly.

It takes an instant to throw acid on a person but takes years to heal the wound. Hope she endure this painful time and come out stronger to life.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Atijeevan Foundation – Helping Acid Attack Survivors

www.medicosindia.com highlights the achievements of the Indian medical professionals. It also provides a platform for professionals across all medical specialties to share their views and experience. Thus, creating a robust community where there is free flow of ideas and views. www.medicosindia.com deals with issues and news that concern, and affect the Indian medical professionals.
They featured a story about birth of Atijeevan Foundation and work we are doing. We sincerely thank them for their kind appreciation as it give us strength and we look forward with even more determination. This is what they had to say..

"Pragya Singh and her team at Atijeevan Foundation are determined in continuing on their mission…a mission that would be more empowered with the helping hands of the medical community. “It is our firm belief that one day we will bring a smile on the faces of all victims and there will not be any further acid attacks.” Amen!"

Read the story at: atijeevan-foundation-helping-acid-attack-survivors

Scarred- A documentary on Acid Attacks


Scarred

A student initiative to bring to light one of the most heinous crime in the history of mankind, 'ACID ATTACKS'. 'Scarred' isn't just a film, it is the story of survivors who have lost not just their face but their identity. It is a message that must reach out to millions of people who are unaware of the gravity of the situation