No Mountain Too High
by Kumaran Rasappan
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM
I am a Senior Orthopaedic Surgical resident with the National Healthcare Group (NHG). In 2012, with the essential help of kind sponsors, by scaling the highest peak in the world, I managed to raise more than SGD $40,000 for the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Charity Fund as well as being involved in community projects with the aim of giving back to the people of Nepal.
After a 5 year break, I'm back at pursuing my passion of climbing mountains and at the same time will endeavour to give back to society.
This year, I will be embarking on another project to climb K2 (8,611m) in June 2017 and Makalu (8,481m) in August 2017, the 2nd and 5th highest peaks in the world respectively.
I will be raising funds for the Singapore National Stroke Association (SNSA) an d Home Nursing Foundation (HNF) the during my climbs. My fund raising efforts will be called No Mountain Too High. With each mountain that I climb, I hope to be able to raise a sum of money for the needy of Singapore, which will indeed make no mountain too high for them.
I hope to raise money for SNSA for their programs of raising awareness for stroke victims across Singapore and for the public to adopt preventative measures to decrease the chances of an attack. The funds going to SNSA will also help in the rehabilitation of stroke victims to find an appropriate job and reintegrate back into society. SNSA wishes to empower stroke survivors to let them know that there is indeed life after a stroke!
SNSA is Singapore's national support group for stroke survivors and caregivers, formed and run by the very people we serve, stroke survivors and caregivers, with guidance from doctors and other experienced healthcare professionals.In addition to being an Institution of Public Character (IPC), SNSA is also a member of the National Council for Social Service (NCSS) andthe World Stroke Organisation (WSO).Our MissionSupport: To organise programmes and create opportunities for stroke survivors and their caregivers to acquire relevant knowledge and experience a sense of solidarity on their journey towards holistic rehabilitation.Awareness: Engage and educate the public on stroke, its risks, consequences and rehabilitation.Advocacy: Be a voice and champion of the rights for stroke survivors and their caregivers