Dr. Mani & the Children Heart Foundation

In Read More on December 25, 2008 at 5:38 pm

mani3Dr. Mani Sivasubramanian is a heart surgeon using his Internet marketing business to fund heart surgery for underprivileged children in India. After working with hundreds of patients over the years, he stayed hungry. Just doing surgery wasn’t enough. He stayed hungry:  learning how to blog and raise money using the internet. Why? So he could afford to keep treating children with heart problems.

Dr. Mani lives in India. He treats children born with congenital heart defects.

Heart surgery is expensive. Many of his patients, from poor families, cannot afford the cost of treatment. So he decided to sponsor the operations himself.

That was the simple concept behind the online adventure he started in 1996.

Ten years later, Dr. Mani’s team has raised over $100,000 and funded heart surgery in 23 children, with many more to follow. He’s well on his way to achieving an ambitious mission – making high quality heart health care accessible and affordable to every Indian child.

Did one man do this all by himself?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. It was made possible by Dr. Mani’s network. Just as has made this website possible, a social network group of caring, generous, passionate people who want to make a difference, reach out with a helping hand, change the world, and make it a better place made HIS mission possible.

Folks just like you. They made it all possible.

subina1Some of them gave money. Others gave their time. And many helped spread the word – among friends, family and contacts. Over 1 million people have heard the message of Congenital Heart Defects awareness through this effort.

While this site may appear to be about getting you to vote for “Stay Hungry,” we’re really using it to show you WHY it’s important to “Stay Hungry” and to keep looking for ways to make your business, your life, and the lives of those around you better.

Thanks to the dedication and support, and the “Staying hungry” philosophy of thousands, many children are now alive, healthy, happy.

Dr. Mani’s core audience is primarily online business owners. Small and home business entrepreneurs, and work-from-home folks looking make some extra money. They understand the concepts of “Do it Now,” and “Give Thanks.” But they also know that none of us can afford to sit back and simply say we’re satisfied with success.

Many people didn’t have much to give Dr. Mani’s program or those like it. Still, they gave generously. And this made Dr. Mani think about how much more impactful it would be if he could help boost their businesses, and make them more profitable. (There’s that “staying hungry” thing again!!!)

If he could help them, they would have more money, and in turn, they could give more money to help children get new hearts or have their broken ones mended.

Choosing this direction as his new initiative to fundraising for the “heart kids,” Dr. Mani embarked on an exciting voyage of business education, coaching, and mentoring.

He created ebooks, courses, homestudy packages and one-on-one training programs to help online business owners get higher profitability and efficiency from everything they did. His product portfolio covers ezine marketing, list building, niche marketing, business optimization and infopreneuring.

IF he had not “stayed hungry,” he wouldn’t have changed the lives he has.

Thousands of business owners have benefited from his teaching. Dr. Mani has received worldwide recognition as an Internet marketing specialist. He is one of “99 Purple Cows” named by business guru and bestselling author, Seth Godin. He is ranked among the world’s top 50 online marketers in the index.

The heart surgeon for children is now also well known as an e-business coach and mentor.

Behind it all is a unifying thread that links his vast and growing social network together: a desire to help unfortunate children born with heart defects.

The same desire fuels his supporters. In many ways, with tireless energy and enthusiasm, they have embraced this purpose bigger than any individual or group, and grown it into a global movement.

sowbarnika4The Dr. Mani Children Heart Foundation network has become a force that continues to spread awareness about deadly congenital heart defects that threaten thousands of little lives, and raise funds to sponsor life-saving surgery to help these young warriors survive and thrive.

If you want to join hands in this passionate effort, it is our pleasure and honor to have you along. Let’s help a child live.

How can you help Dr. Mani?

By joining the conversation.

It is happening in many places, on different levels. Some partners are talking about the work done by the CHD Foundation, showcasing the impact and suffering caused by congenital heart defects and explaining what needs to be done to fix it.

Others are discussing Dr. Mani’s business optimization products and services, because by spreading the word and making more people aware about them, they are increasing sales, and indirectly raising funds to help the “heart kids.” In 2006, the contribution from sales profits to the Foundation was a little over $25,000. This figure has been growing steadily every year.

Many fans of the CHD awareness effort have asked what exactly they can do to help. A few are veterans of online buzz and know how to maximize the impact of what they do to spread the word. Others (maybe you?) aren’t quite sure.

That’s why Dr. Mani created a short ebooklet. It has 10 pages. In it is a brief explanation of how, what and why you may want to take some specific steps to help sustain and extend the conversation around Dr. Mani and the congenital heart defects awareness effort.

Conversations happen around brands. And brands spread messages. The brand named “Dr. Mani” stands for a serious, important, powerful message.

Keep the conversation growing. Help the brand get wider recognition. Get the message to reach more and more people.

You’ll help one child with congenital heart defects. Or many.

Dr. Mani says, “Thank you from my heart for your support, participation and encouragement.”

On behalf of the team at Dr. Mani Children Heart Foundation, Saving a Heart Child’s Life:

“We’re all about results. $109,501 raised. 23 children heart operations sponsored. Over 532 donors contributed between $5 and $15,000. Every little bit goes to save a child’s life. Help us – if you can.”

GIVE – you will help a child live.


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