The next significant case in the development of the Foundation came in 2004. At birth, Amrita had been abandoned in a garbage dump near a hospital in New Delhi.
Her left cheek, ear and parts of her face had been ravaged extensively by an animal. Her cries were – very thankfully – heard by a PCU van that was patrolling the area at the time. After she was stabilised at a nearby hospital, Amrita was transferred to an NGO supported by the government.
Now, at that time, Trustees Prema Sagar and Miecckey Bharrucha were visiting such orphanages and seeking out new cases to support. Having primarily dealt with eye-surgeries since the cases of Sheela and Ravi, they were looking to revitalise the Foundation’s work with surgery and treatment that were complex and expensive.
Amrita’s long road to recovery began when the staff at the orphanage requested Prema and Miecckey to support her treatment. They quickly agreed, and left the orphanage with medical papers and a photograph of little Amrita to show to doctors and prospective donors.
Having been employed at Apollo Hospitals before joining the Foundation, Miecckey contacted the head of plastic surgery there, Dr. Shahin Nooreyezdin. He took a single look at Amrita’s photograph and informed Miecckey that his team would do the necessary procedures gratis – that is, absolutely free of charge. The hospital, courtesy Dr. Reddy, waived their charges as well.
There on, Amrita needed cosmetic reconstructive surgery almost every year –each facilitated and made possible by the Genesis Foundation till she was adopted by a single woman living in Europe. Today she goes to school, plays several games and loves horse riding.