Give Urgent Medical Care to a Dedicated Yoga Monk

Fundraising campaign by Dada Subuddhyananda
  • €3,215.00
    raised of €18,000.00 goal
17% Funded
37 Donors
Raised offline: €5,215.00
Total: €8,430.00
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I want to introduce you to my good friend Dada Prabhakarananda -

Dada means respected brother - he’s a selfless monk who has dedicated his life to others and who now is struggling to recover after major heart surgery. He is in critical need of our support. Since 1995, Dada made the whole world his family – generously sharing yoga and meditation practices with thousands of people. His humble personal needs were met through modest donations. He does not have the personal income, medical insurance, or relatives to take care of him that many of us take for granted.

Dada was born in the Philippines, grew up in Korea, and later studied in the USA. Dada has worked for twenty-five years as a much-loved and sincere Acarya (or teacher) of Ananda Marga. He has traveled and taught the spiritual wisdom of yoga in countries throughout Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.

In Cairo, on September 8, Dada collapsed and lost coordination of his lower body, requiring someone's support to stand. There was no choice other than to rush him to hospital. Many tests were done and fortunately, his condition was stabilized. He was able to discuss options with the doctors, who strongly advised urgent bypass surgery of heart before his situation deteriorated further, due to seven arterial blockages.

Up to that time Dada’s costs were already around $6500 for medical tests, catheterization, ambulance, hospital stay, and medications. I am also a monk without personal income. I did my best to contact friends and colleagues and was so grateful that they covered most of this first amount with generous donations. However, we then had to urgently borrow $6100 to pay the deposit for the bypass operation, which was performed on September 15. Dada is now under care, awaiting more hospital tests and possibly further surgery.

Costs of $15-20,000 are expected, to cover the outstanding amounts due, including for the bypass operation, hospital stay, immediate and ongoing medication, medical tests, physiotherapy, etc. The final amount is uncertain.

Help Dada get the specialist medical care he needs
including all his follow-up tests, and professional medical treatment required. Once he is strong enough to travel, Dada hopes to continue his recovery with naturopathic treatment in Portugal.

Secure the future for yoga monks and nuns
who teach and serve in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Any remaining balance after Dada Prabhakarananda’s medical treatment will be placed into a special purpose fund for Workers’ Care and responsibly managed by Ananda Marga Malta.

Dada Prabhakarananda greatly appreciates your support.

Sincerely,
Dada Subuddhyananda

Organizer

  • Dada Subuddhyananda
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Angelo Attanasio
  • Donated on Jan 18, 2021
€40.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 18, 2021
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 03, 2020
  • Get well soon Dadaji!

€84.00
Sep 29

Our truly heartfelt thanks to all supporters and followers! You’re serving in a unique way.

Update posted by Dada Subuddhyananda at 01:35 pm

Dada does a bit better each day. His stitches are still not out, but Dada sits upright and, with some effort, stands up alone. Taking tentative steps like a baby, he walks unaided. Certainly he needs physiotherapy and prescribed exercise over some weeks, but doctors believe it’s possible to recover. . . . .

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Sep 27

Help Dada get back on his feet

Update posted by Dada Subuddhyananda at 08:34 pm

Several years ago, when Dada last visited Lebanon, we found a beautiful spot nearby. After teaching classes during the day, he would ask to go 'meadowing’. You can provide Dada the medical support he needs to get back on his feet again.

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Sep 24

Moving Forward

Update posted by Dada Subuddhyananda at 07:16 pm

Dada’s spirits are lifted now that he’s back in the yoga office environment and each day he's making noticeable physical improvement. Doctors analyzing his brain MRI following the operation predicted he could learn to walk again. Amazingly, with daily efforts, he is starting to be able to take some steps. . . . .

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Sep 23

Recalling Dada's visit to Lebanon

Update posted by Dada Subuddhyananda at 08:59 pm

I remember when Dada visited our education project in Lebanon and how much the Syrian refugee children loved him. Dada, teaching kids yoga:

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Sep 23

Dada is doing well...

Update posted by Dada Subuddhyananda at 08:53 pm

Thanks to everyone's help, Dada Prabhakarananda is doing well. Especially considering all he has been through.Following his bypass operation, he stayed some days in intensive care. Doctors report Dada had experienced a brain stroke at some stage, which eventually caused his collapse on September 8. He was given some hospital. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

37 donors
  • Angelo Attanasio
  • Donated on Jan 18, 2021
€40.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 18, 2021
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 03, 2020
  • Get well soon Dadaji!

€84.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 26, 2020
  • I wish a full and speedy recovery to Dada Prabhakarananda ji.

€169.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 19, 2020
€300.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 19, 2020
€20.00
€50.00
  • Yatindra, Madhavi, Jagadiisha Netherlands
  • Donated on Oct 06, 2020
  • All the best, Dada!

€100.00
  • Mayatiita
  • Donated on Oct 06, 2020
  • Acharyas should have medical insurance!!! Not providing that by their organisation is negligence and puts a unnecessary burden on others.

€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 05, 2020
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Followers

9 followers
Christina Bensche
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Aurora Phillips
Manita Gutieva
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Jishnu Verdier
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€3,215.00
raised of €18,000.00 goal
17% Funded
37 Donors
Raised offline: €5,215.00
Total: €8,430.00

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