Sudhir Choudhrie Role in Supporting the Community as a way of Giving Back
Sudhir Choudhrie is an Indian Entrepreneur who has been through many challenges in life. He was diagnosed with heart disease at the age of eight. This heart condition had claimed his brother’s life, and he was on the verge of losing this battle in 1999. His heart was evidently on its last beats, having collapsed twice last month. Sudhir Choudhrie regained consciousness at Columbia University Medical Center, where the doctors recommended it was time for a heart transplant. Sudhir got the needed transplant and has survived for two decades since the surgery was performed. According to Sudhir, the transplant was a combination of grace, luck, and his physician’s expertise.
Sudhir Choudhrie cannot thank the grieving family enough for the heart donation of their loved one. He now says that he feels younger and more energetic compared to the old days before the transplant. Mr. Choudhrie feels the pain of his donor’s family that chose to say yes to the transplant, which gave him the life he enjoys today.
Having survived the jaws of death, Choudhrie made it his mission to give back to those who helped him. Besides, he is determined to ensure that he funds research and other programs to assist other people who suffer from heart conditions similar to his. Sudhir, his wife, and their two sons decided to form a charitable foundation in the year 2010/ This foundation was geared towards supporting the advancement of medical science, not forgetting the research on cardiovascular disease and the cure for this condition.
The Choudhrie foundation also focused on offering support for life-saving campaigns for organ donors. Notably, this foundation has managed to give about 2.5 Million US Dollars which was used to establish the “Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology.” Choudhrie Family Foundation has also supported several charities like Sightsavers, among others.