Varshini Vijay

Varshini Vijay

Teens for Cancer Patients (TCP)

"As a child, I had no clue about entrepreneurship. I aspired to be a doctor, a YouTuber, and so much more. Hearing stories of patients who had to drop out of chemotherapy or sell their houses to fund their treatment sparked the flame for change in me. I realized that I have a deep passion for helping and supporting people in need.Furthermore, having a family member diagnosed with cancer was extremely painful to see for me. The impact on the whole family, the financial burden, the emotional trauma, and the big question - "Will they survive after all of this?", all haunted me. Upon researching, I was shocked to find out that very few international cancer NGOs for teenagers existed. I realized that this needed to be changed, and I saw myself as a part of the solution to innovate and bring the change.So, to fight cancer and pursue my passion for helping people, I created my non-profit venture to help the underprivileged. The journey of becoming an entrepreneur is very hard. When creating an organization, you have to market, recruit, plan several teams, create a website, meet the volunteers, make a social media presence, and so much more! It took me an entire month to create the organization on my own after speaking with multiple people who run non-profits.And my work taught me that no matter who you are, or where you come from, you can be a changemaker in your community and society at large."

State : Karnataka

Gender : Female

Sector : Healthcare

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