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Indian Catholic family starts charity to remember departed parents

A Catholic family started a service to provide health care equipment to village elders in dire need of basic medical gear. The service will be inaugurated at Dandevaddo, Chinchinim, a village in South Goa, India on January 25.
A social media poster of Baltazar and Policiana Braganza Home Healthcare Aid.

A Catholic family started a service to provide health care equipment to village elders in dire need of essential medical gear. The service will be inaugurated at Dandevaddo, Chinchinim, a village in South Goa, India, on January 25.

The “Baltazar and Policiana Braganza Home Healthcare Aid” service offers an adjustable hospital bed, air and water mattress, commode with a wheelchair, adjustable walker, suction machine, oxygen nebulizer, oxygen concentrator and related products.

“Our Parents, Baltazar and Policiana Braganza, were always ready to help others in whatever way they could. They loved supporting others, people they knew and even some people they just met once,” stated a post shared by Joelinda Gomes on Facebook. Joelinda Gomes tagged James Braganza, Father Roncy Braganza, SFX, and Isiquiel Camilo Gomes.

Joelinda, James and Roncy and their families are paying tribute to their parents on their late mother’s birthday on January 25.

“With this charity service, we hope to serve the people in need and honor our parents in heaven,” Joelinda expressed on the social media site.

The Braganza family acknowledges the deeds of their parents as an inspiration behind the newly launched service. “Our parents through their deeds taught us that the joy of giving lasts longer than the joy of receiving,” the statement read.

Father Roncy Braganza, the principal of Father Angel Central School at Pilar in North Goa, said that while taking care of his elderly dad, he realized how difficult it is for common people to get access to basic medical equipment.

Baltazar died on December 5, 2021. While Policiana passed away five and a half years ago.

“Being a priest, it was easy for me to arrange health care equipment,” Father Roncy told RVA News. The priest felt that people could save on medical expenses if primary care is taken at home.

The catholic family desires to keep the legacy and continue what their departed parents loved to do for others. The family members have a clear objective: we are helping you to help others.

“We understand your needs while caring for your loved ones at home. To assist you with some of your needs, we will lend equipment listed on the flyer below,” read the brief note on Facebook.

Although the service is mainly for the people of Chinchinim, neighboring villages are welcome to access the service. The service is open to people irrespective of religious afflictions.

The service will strive to inspire the beneficiaries to pay forward, but a token fee will be charged to maintain the equipment and continue the works of charity.

 

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