Red FM featured the founders of Happy Feet Home foundation on its show ‘Mumbai ke asli heroes’, a show dedicated to real-life heroes
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 30, 2015
This season of the series focuses on individuals who are selflessly making a change to the social fabric of the city. The episode featured Mansi Shah and Abhishek Tatiya who preferred happiness over money. They worked in the social and corporate sectors respectively, and figured they eventually wanted to contribute to children. Hence, they started ‘Happy Feet Home Foundation ’, a hospice for terminally ill kids. It is a place where these children, in their last days, can spend time in a much happier than normal environment; while undergoing treatment for cancer, HIV, Thalassemia and various other terminal or critical illnesses.
Red FM’s RJ Rishi Kapoor hosted the duo Mansi, and Abhishek and some of the kids at the Red FM studio where they got to interact with the listeners.
“We always wanted to be the reason for somebody’s happiness, so I had started planning for this back in 2013 itself. After a lot of planning and efforts, Happy Feet Home started its operations in August 2014. ‘Happy Feet Home Foundation’ is all about giving these children and their families’ emotional support, while looking after their nutrition free of cost. I am really grateful to Red FM for the honor of ‘Mumbai Ke Asli Heroes’ and to my kids for giving me a chance to be one”, expressed Mansi on starting ‘Happy Feet Home Foundation’.
‘Happy Feet Home Foundation’ has over 240 children who have enrolled themselves and is being supported by Tata Memorial Hospital and Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospital (Sion Hospital). The counseling and testing of children is under the care of Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre (ICTC). They had organized a crowd funding campaign earlier this year, which managed to raise Rs.7 lakh.