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Part I: How to know if your unborn child is at risk for a CHD

7 May, 2018

Getting pregnant, and getting ready to welcome a new life into the world is both exciting and terrifying in equal amounts. With Genesis Foundation’s focus on CHD, we have collated some quick facts to refer to if you’re an expecting mother or planning to get pregnant in order to know whether your child may be at risk of CHD, and the questions you should be asking your gynaecologist during your ultrasound, to ensure you baby is growing healthy inside you. ...Read More

Part II: For Your Heart That Beats Outside of Your Body

7 May, 2018

Having a child someone once said, is like having your heart placed outside your body. But what happens when this second heart of yours is unwell? When its beats are not beating a regular rhythm? How do you protect this second heart of yours? And more importantly how do you take care of yourself, so you can be there for this little heart? ...Read More

Music in your hearts

18 Apr, 2018

We’re fresh off an invigorating long weekend spent at our annual fundraiser, the Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival 2018, which reinforced our belief that there are lots of giving hearts in the world, and we are so glad we got to celebrate this spirit of giving with the universal language of music. ...Read More

Giving: A Tale as Old as Time

18 Apr, 2018

In its original form, the word philanthropy, from the Greek philanthropia,implied a love towards humankind. The word’s meaning has changed over time, but the fact of the matter is that the continuity and progress of human civilization has arisen from humans working together and the kindness of strangers. ...Read More

DoctorSpeak: Our medical advisory board shares their insights on Pediatric Cardiology

17 Apr, 2018

We introduce to you three remarkable doctors on our medical advisory board – Dr K Shivaprakash, Dr KS Dagar and Dr Krishna Kumar. They share with us their views and knowledge on the state of pediatric cardiology in India. Such first-hand insight has opened our eyes in many ways. On one hand, it is obvious that the situation is dire and there is a lot to be done as we are paving a way every single day to Save Little Hearts. ...Read More

Words from a CHD Survivor

17 Apr, 2018

While being born with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) is a difficult place to be in, the blessing is that the treatment for it, while expensive, ensures that one can move forward to live a fulfilling life devoid of health complications. In 1990, I was operated upon by Dr KM Cherian and a team of Czechoslovakian doctors for my CHD condition; Transposition of Great Arteries (TGA) via the Senning procedure. ...Read More

Queen of Hearts: The Situation Facing Girls Needing Access to Cardiac Care

8 Mar, 2018

At Genesis Foundation, we work towards helping children with congenital heart disorders (CHD) who cannot access life-saving medical procedures due to a lack of financial resources. Each child’s life is precious, and they deserve a shot at life unencumbered by health complications, and a childhood filled with schoolyard games instead of hospital beds. ...Read More

How Genesis Foundation Helped me be of Service to Kids in Need

7 Mar, 2018

I have always been told that giving is good. Why? Because we offer help to those who need help. But seeing my mother volunteer with Genesis Foundation (GF), a not for profit and my association with GF got me thinking – isn’t real help helping someone with what he or she needs? And on thinking further, I realised that it’s a simple concept – the help should satisfy the person being helped and not the helper alone. ...Read More

There are many little Anshul’s out there waiting for a chance to live. Find out what Jyoti Sagar has to say

5 Mar, 2018

As a baby pushes its way out into this world, and takes that first tentative cry, a million dreams take birth in the hearts of the parents. ...Read More

My experience of witnessing the true spirit of the little hearts, by Mr.Vinu Cheriyan, CFO and Director (Operations), Sennheiser, India

9 Jan, 2018

It is that time of the year where we celebrate with our friends and family by thanking the year that went by and welcome the beautiful New Year. I generally spend this time planning the next year ahead for my organisation, mapping the next year for my family and myself. ...Read More

Have you ever been to Kochi? Read how I experienced a different side as a volunteer at Genesis Foundation

15 Nov, 2017

This was my first time in Kochi, and I was exploring a different side. In my mind, something far more important, as I was about to give a piece of my heart away for a cause I truly believe in – Genesis Foundation. I was enroute to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. ...Read More

Save Little Hearts: How to Make an Impact Where It Matters Most

28 Sep, 2017

When we reached her home in Baliyawas (about 30 kms from Gurugram) in the afternoon, Anjali was fast asleep, unaware of the large group of us who were eagerly waiting to meet the little girl. ...Read More

Salute Courage of Li’l Fighters With Heart Defects: Sanjay Kapoor

31 Jul, 2017

God has been very kind to my family and me – He has given us an opportunity to give back to society in our small way, and that is what we have been doing. However, I often felt that there was so much more that we could do directly and indirectly. ...Read More

Privilege and Joy of Giving: A Journey from the ICU to Recovery

11 Apr, 2017

Giving. It’s a word made banal by cause marketing campaigns subverting the concept in the process of tugging at heart-strings to pull at purse strings. ...Read More

Prema Sagar - A Big Fight To Save Little Hearts

19 Dec, 2016

Each day I am reminded of how deeply flawed our world is. Power, greed and sometimes sheer neglect has resulted in so much human suffering, it hurts my heart and soul just to think about it. ...Read More

Sanjay Modi’s Life-Altering Experience With the Genesis Foundation

23 Nov, 2016

This is a series of blog posts by eminent people from different walks of life focused on the act of ‘giving’, talking about their experiences and how ‘giving’ adds value to their life. The series is a result of experiences curated by Genesis Foundation, a not-for-profit that facilitates medical treatment for critically ill underprivileged children in the areas of Heart, Cancer & Thalassemia. ...Read More

Tisca Chopra and the Art of Living by Giving

7 Sep, 2016

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. This quote resonates with me as it highlights the power of giving. I believe that giving is not limited to monetary gifts. In fact, giving your time can be one of the most precious gifts given to a person. ...Read More

Dia Mirza and the Art of Living By Giving

15 Aug, 2016

‘Give’, ‘share’, ‘care’ are words we have all heard preached and been taught to practice ever since we gained an understanding of the meaning of words. But growing up from that child we were to adults, have we somewhere forgotten to use these words as a meaningful practice? ...Read More

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