“We visited your center between August 6th to 9th, 2018 and found the experience to be extremely positive. My little one in 6 months old and she was detected with Trisomy 21 at birth. There were other related issues like cardiac VSD which was also present. I must admit that we were shattered at the knowledge of her condition and more so when we thought about her future. But visiting Mathru Mandir was a life changing experience for us parents. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to first thank Lakshmi Madam, as she was so comforting and helpful. She took utmost care to arrange for all the requirements like accommodation, transport and most importantly all the required medical appointments. She was the one who assured us that DS babies can lead normal lives and that was extremely comforting for our doubts regarding my little girl's future. Secondly, I would like to thank all the doctors associated with Mathru Mandir. Not only they are extremely knowledgeable but also very comforting. They make sure that they take utmost care in diagnosis of the child and provide very honest opinions. They also provide positive advises about how to take care of gifted child like ours. Special thanks to Dr. Ranjith for putting our worries to rest regarding my child's VSD. Thirdly, I would wish to thanks all the therapist at Mathru Mandir who provided us with all the therapies and explained them so nicely to my wife that now she finds it extremely comfortable to do those exercises at home. Special Thanks to Ms. Mithula who went the extra mile to come to our hotel to help my baby when there was actually curfew in entire Chennai. Last but not least my heartfelt thanks to Sandhya Madam who made our time at Mathru Mandir a very positive experience. This mail would not be complete without thanking Dr. Rekha Ramachandran, who has created Mathru Mandir and put together such a wonderful team whose sole purpose is to serve the DS community without any profit motive. Any amount of Thanks that I provide to this wonderful set of people would never be enough. I would wish to visit the center regularly and would also try and convey to as many people as possible for the benefit of DS community.
Ms. Surbhi Agarwal
Thanks very much Rekha Maa & his team for giving us the opportunity to spread the awareness about trisomy 21 in Chhatisgarh. I request everyone on this group to be in touch & make the good society for our kids. We all try to take forward the task & vision which Rekha Maa wants for our kids.i would also like to thanks all the parents in this group. – Ms. Surbhi Agarwal, on Dr. Surekha Ramachandran and team’s visit to Raipur for a Camp for Persons with DS there.
Dear Rekha Maa, I would like to express my dearest gratitude for all the assistance and guidance that you and your team has provided to me. It was an honour to visit you all in Chennai. I have received a lot of information and a lot of ways and methods through which I can help my daughter progress. I feel like I now know what my responsibilities towards my daughter are and I am no longer helpless. In the time I spent there I realised so much of what I could do and could have done. I feel heartbroken when I think about how I could have helped but I think being late is better than never. In such a short period of time you made it possible for me to meet many doctors and also go through complete check ups. You also provided financial help for which I would never be able to thank you enough for. I would like to thank you and your team once again for all the care and support I have received.
Dr. Anurag Gupta Father of Aashi Gupta
Good morning Rekha Maa....u r a true Maa for thousands like us....It is our great fortune that you are in our lives as an unwavering guiding light. A lot of problems were discussed with your experienced team in detail and with immense empathy and concern. We returned home with new point of views and a light hearts that we r not alone. Rekha Maa Heartfelt Gratitude .
Dr. Nidhi Gupta, Mother of Aashi Gupta, person with Down syndrome
A very good morning maa... It was our good fortune to be amongst you.. Me and Aashi are missing Chennai already.. It was a very inspiring trip. On personal note, yes I have learned a lot from you and ur wonderful team. I was wondering what good causes had I created to be with you for almost a week.. We all are so touched by your hospitality n timely arrangement of doctor's appointment.. I am falling short of words to express my gratitude to your unconditional love, care n support maa..looking forward to seeing you again in Delhi.. Anurag n me are ever ready to do anything we can to work for greater purpose of helping our children n fellow parents.
Srilakshmi Ramakrishnan Nair - Physiotherapist
Respected Madam, Firstly I thank you for giving me this opportunity to travel with you for the assessment as it has truly been a learning experience for me as a professional. I was able to get the different kind of thought and attitudes of parents of DS child in Gujarat with ones in our center here. I was also shocked with the kind of professional blunder made by many therapist in Gujarat by prescribing a AFO( ankle foot orthosis) used usually in spasticity or contracture for a down syndrome kids. I was happy to share my professional knowledge with a fellow therapist there and with parents in improving the child's milestone delay and educating the disadvantage of AFO usage for DS kids. I have previously worked with special kids. A 7months work experience with down syndrome kids & as a mother of a 4yr old ,comparing them I believe that there is little difference in a DOWN SYNDROME CHILD and a NORMAL CHILD and it's the delay in physical development & bit intellectually challenged. A DOWN SYNDROME CHILD IS NOT COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM A NORMAL CHILD IN TERMS OF BEHAVIOUR AND UNDERSTANDING. THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE PARENTS /PEOPLE'S MIND OF LOOKING AT DS KID.
Abhinav & Sonali
We are currently in the UK and wanted to visit Mathru Mandir and personally meet Dr. Rekha and her team. In September 2016, we were in Chennai for 3 consecutive days. We are very happy with our interaction with Rekha Ma's expert team including specialized doctors and Mathru Mandir's on board full time physiotherapy, Yoga and other trained staff members. We can confirm that the objective of this organisation is to serve the community. We have got a lot of inputs. One important point, Rekha Ma personally had come to receive us at the Chennai Airport. Her hospitality is truly incomparable. She loves her children and associated parents. We also met parentsfrom low income groups and were delighted to see the support they received interacting with a team of qualified doctors. I pray for Rekha Ma's good health and my best wishes for her work in this area. All the best team. ".
Dear Rekha, I do not have words to express the kind of impact your talk has had with my staff & the other participants. I guess it was based on your life experiences and hands on knowledge. I appreciate the effort your team especially Sandya & Banu & the therapist put in sharing their knoweldge amongst us. Warm regards CHITRA SHAH DIRECTOR SATYA SPECIAL SCHOOL web: www.satyaspecialschool.org
Anjani Kumar Ganeriwala
I have been surfing this site for more than i month. i really feel that i found a light in apsolute dark.how can i aprouch you since i have already sent various mails to you. i am proud father of a 13 years old very special son. anjani d5/136,tripura bhairavi varanasi-221001
Knowing what each of us go through when we have a special child, from personal experience , I know that what you have achieved is a singular, personal accomplishment – something that required a lot of guts, hard work, courage, determination, a generous spirit…These children are truly God’s gifts. I would like you to express my sincere gratitude to Sandhya, Vasanthi, Bhanu for all their help and advice.Also Ramya,Rekha and Sindhu
Parents of Fathima
The services I received from the staff were fantastic. I can’t say enough about the therapies and my family support person .. They were my sanity through the last 3 years, and I consider them all family
Amarjit Singh Anand
Dear Dr. Rekha, Greetings! I thank you for all you have given us for our cause, a never forgettable memories at the get together at your place. I carried with me great new ideas, experience and learned how to move to achieve the ultimate goal which one can learn only in such gatherings with interaction. Kindly send me Copy of Memorandum of Association of your. (I will tailor it here) & Copy of Memorandum of Babli Foundation (Trust), Please mail me photos file, so that I make a press release that Punjab is going for Down syndrome Association. Always to stand with you and take guidance as you are my Mentor for the Downs activity and future movement. Once again a big thank you to entire Ramachandran Family & Motru Mandir Staff. Warm Regards, Amarjit Singh Anand.
Vikas Kumar and Kiran
It was our one of the best decision to visit at your center. Thank you very much for your hospitality and positive response towards us. We were in great dilemma when our daughter Tanvi was diagnosed with Down syndrome. But after talking with you we feel we have gained much confidence. Visiting Matru Mandir and meeting with your team it has been great experience as a parent. The doctors we visited in chennai were the best , please give our thanks to them. Once again thank you very for your valuable time. Hope to visit you soon.
Dear Sandhya, Thank u very much for all the hospitality shown towards us. We had a memorable evening with all of u. Congrats to Mathru Mandir and all of u , I know u all would have taken a lot of trouble to make this big day happen. Please give My thanks to Mrs. Rama Sudarshan who helped me lot to reach the venue. Thank u Love Esther Thomas