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Cerebral-palsy Deformity Correction and Limb lengthening Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics

Combined Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Orthopaedic Medical Camp for Children


We are restarting our yearly free combined #PediatricNeurology and #PediatricOrthopaedic #MedicalCamp for #CerebralPalsy, #autism, #orthopedic #Diseases in #children this May at #Palakkad, #Kerala.


The children can consult a Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Velmurugan and Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Easwar TR and also get counselling from Psychologist Mr. Toji Joseph and Physiotherapy consult from Mr. Biju Bhasker

The Medical camp is being organised as usual by the wonderful people at #Sevabharathi , #palakkad and also #LifeCarePhysiotherapyClinic, Palakkad
Registration is free : 9495888879, 6238256073, 8891294916

Do share widely so that the news reaches the beneficiaries.
Thank you
Dr. Easwar TR
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Cerebral-palsy Deformity Correction and Limb lengthening Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics

Using #STEM teaching as a rehabilitation tool in Disability – Karunya, Palakkad


Excited and so happy to be part of this attempt at @Karunyamvrc to teach #children with #disability #STEM #Electronics as a mean of #rehabilitation

More details at : https://t.co/nCvQ7ahUX1

Inauguration

Today I will be speaking at the inaugural function of this new effort by Karunya MVRC at Palakkad Kerala.

Last year the team at Karunya broke ground and made a sensor driven, no touch hand sanitizer dispenser. This was made by differently abled students.

Unfortunately COVID pandemic raging again meant that all events and celebrations had to be toned down and postponed.

Will post again on updates in a while …

Last year these specially abled children designed and built a sensor driven sanitiser dispenser.

Will post more pictures later today after the event.

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Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery Cerebral-palsy Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics Spina Bifida Spine & Scoliosis Surgery Sports Injury

Comprehensive Pediatric Orthopedic, Cerebral Palsy and Spine Rehabilitation Centre and Palakkad, Kerala – Inauguration


Extremely happy to announce that we will be inaugurating our new comprehensive Spine & Pediatric Ortho Therapy centre at Palakkad.

Please find the invitation attached.

The rehab centre is fully equipped for Spine rehab, Pediatric Orthopedic rehabilitation with special focus of Pediatric Sports Injuries, Cerebral Palsy and Spine disorders.

Please find attached below the invitation for the event tomorrow, 04/01/2020 along with the services available there.

Malayalam Invitation Note and Brochures

Paediatric Orthopedic and Spine Clinic Announcement

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Deformity Correction and Limb lengthening Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics

Clubfoot Parental Awareness and Caregiving advise Programme at Palakkad , Kerala


Clubfoot Care Team at Palakkad District Cooperative Hospital, Palakkad, Kerala, India
Clubfoot Care Team at Palakkad District Cooperative Hospital, Palakkad, Kerala, India

I am happy to announce that we successfully organised a Clubfoot Parental Awareness and Caregiving Programme at the Palakkad District Co-operative Hospital, Palakkad, Kerala on August 31st, 2019. This was done to organise parents into a self support group and to provide parents the necessary group counselling on Ponseti Method of Clubfoot treatment.

We have been organising World Clubfoot Day programmes, Free Medical Camps of Clubfoot and assiting children from underprivileged backgrounds get Ponseti standard of care Clubfoot along with CTEV Foot Abduction Orthosis via our charity trust https://mitratrust.org. We also described out #ArztForACause art and painting fundraiser which is undertaken originally to raise funds for children with Cerebral Palsy and now extended to children with Pediatric Orthopaedic Deformities.

The programme was well attended and was co-ordinated with our Obsterician colleague and all the staff nurses who are part of the Clubfoot Care team who counselled the young mothers on Breast Feeding, Child Nutrition, Clubfoot, Braces and Ponseti Exercises.

We were pleasantly surprised at the turnout on the day as it was organised in short notice. This programme will be followed up more such programmes on Clubfoot ( sometimes called CTEV : Congenital Talipes Equino Varus ) for Staff Nurses and train them in Ponseti Care .

Attaching below are the pictures from the event.

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Cerebral-palsy Deformity Correction and Limb lengthening Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics Spine & Scoliosis Surgery

National Bone and Joint Day Celebrations 2019 – Free Orthopaedic Medical Camp at Palakkad, Kerala


We at the Palakkad Orthopaedic Club are organising a free medical camp on August 04th, 2019 to mark the celebrations of National Bone and Joint Day in 2019. We will be holding the medical camp at IMA Hall, Palakkad, Kerala on August 4th from 9.30 am – 02.00pm.

Dr. Tajan, President Palakkad Orthopaedic Club and Dr. V G Ponnirajan, Secretary, Palakkad Orthopaedic Club have been hard at work along with the other members of the local orthopaedic fraternity to organise this event.

We will be participating in this medical camp and are expecting a large turnout for the event. Brochures, Posters and Press release has been done and event has been publicised in the social media well so that maximum number of the deserving public can be reached.

Those seen at the camp and found eligible, free surgeries can be conducted at District Hospital and other local private hospital after screening. This ensures that the benefits of the event truly go to the deserving.

Please find below the poster for the event.

Bone and Joint Day Celebrations among Orthopaedic Surgeons, Palakkad, Kerala. We are organising a free medical camp
Bone and Joint Day Celebrations among Orthopaedic Surgeons, Palakkad, Kerala. We are organising a free medical camp
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Cerebral-palsy Deformity Correction and Limb lengthening Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics Spine & Scoliosis Surgery

Free Medical Camp for Paediatric Orthopaedic Deformities, Cerebral Palsy and Neurological disorders at Palakkad, Kerala


So happy that we’ve had a very successful #PediatricOrthopedic and #CerebralPalsy #Medical camp today at #Palakkad, #Kerala. This is one of a kind medical camp, parent education drive and cross speciality clinic that we’ve been hosting at Palakkad since 2014.

This is the 6th year of my setting up Paediatric Orthopaedic clinic here at Palakkad Cooperative Hospital, Kerala and patient awareness of the problem of Cerebral Palsy, ClubFoot has increased tremendously over these years.

Sevabharathi volunteers were as usual wonderful and committed. None of this would have been possible if not for the commitment of Biju Bhasker and his team of LifeCare Physiotherapy Centre at Palakkad, Kerala. He has been the main organising force behind this over the years.

Today we had a Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Velmurugan and Pediatric Gastroenterologist Dr. Jaganandan join us for the camp. Both specialists are from Coimbatore. It was so nice of them to take time out and join our efforts.

With God’s grace we’ve been able to consistently raise the standard and tune the camp to make it more cross specialist so that patients can consult multiple specialists in the same visit. We try with every camp to make it better. I was discussing with Udayasankar CN of Sevabharathi, Palakkad that next camp should be much better in many ways.

I could identify some children who will require surgical procedure, plaster casts, Botox injections which could be funded, if approved, via the planned free surgery program at Palakkad for the #Bone and #Joint Day of #IndianOrthopaedicAssociation in the first week of August.

Attaching below some pictures of the event.

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Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics Sports Injury

Pediatric Sports Injuries in #India – the #Palakkad ,#Kerala Story


The small town of #Palakkad #Kerala state may be one of the biggest contributors to #Indian #Athletics. It’s a town predominantly know for its large expanse of rice fields and farming community. In the past athletes like Valsamma, PT Usha have trained here and succeeded. Recently PU Chitra bought laurels to this small town. Many children here look upon these heroes as they train daily.

Recently Palakkad got it’s own first synthetic athletic track and provided a field where young athletes could be groomed better. Several promising athletes are in training in this otherwise rustic, tucked away place. Athletes who’ve successfully represented India at the Asian and Olympic level belong here and have trained here.

Most of these athletes use what is locally available in terms of facilities, gears, coaches to train themselves. The fact that until recently they didn’t even have a change room where they could change themselves into or out of the sports gear after coming from their schools or colleges speaks volumes of the lack of a system in place. Many are from very humble backgrounds. Driven by the need to succeed, as it’s very often the only glimmer of hope from poverty.

Things are changing though. Changing rapidly. As I train and interact with these children while setting up my Sports Injury Clinic here, I realise a renewed vigour in children, coaches and parents where they are unafraid to take up their needs with local authorities and get it done.

With more training facilities promised and the track and field itself being in the process of a long overdue upkeep and upgrade as I type this, it is certain that with children in #India taking to #Sports early and training intensively , #Pediatric #SportsInjuries will become more common. Though there is difference in the pattern of these injuries from those in the west, nonetheless, these required specialised care.

Just in last week I have examined and treated children with old hamstring tears who’ve not rehabilitated well, old ankle injuries with pain, back pain due to stress and renal calculi as a result of training in summer heat with very poor hydration. None of these children received adequate on field or off field medical attention. All of them were not aware of the type of injury they are having and its potential for causing premature career collapse.

I have realised that along with adequate sports injury prevention counselling, these children require counselling for sports nutrition and diet tailored to the sports they are participating. It is sad that while these could be given, not many maybe able to afford such a nutrition on daily basis. Mr. Haridas the coach of the Olympic Athletic Club here at Palakkad is so kind. Everyday he brings these kids mangoes from his farm. It’s little things like these that bind the coaches, parents and kids together and goes beyond simple trainer-trainee contract. The fact that he does this training free of charge is really something laudable.

This is the story of sports in India….

We need better facilities, coaching , gears but most importantly these children need better nutrition. They also need better awareness of injuries as they push themselves to greater heights.

Enthused Children,  Happy Children at Sports Track and Field
Enthused Children, Happy Children at Sports Track and Field

Mr. Haridas the large hearted coach or the Olympic Athletic Club, Palakkad
Mr. Haridas the large hearted coach or the Olympic Athletic Club, Palakkad

Pediatric Sports Injury ...A large audience , but is anybody listening ?
Pediatric Sports Injury …A large audience , but is anybody listening ?

#SportsInjury

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Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics Sports Injury

Inauguration of Pediatric Sports Injury Clinic at Palakkad, Kerala


Had a great start to the #Pediatric #Sports #Injury Clinic at Rajiv Gandhi Co-Operative Hospital, #Palakkad #Kerala.

It was inaugurated as a combined event conducted by the Olympic Athletic Club of Palakkad and Palakkad District Cooperative Hospital, Palakkad. The event was organized at the Athletic Track at Government Medical College Palakkad on 15th May 2019.

It was attended by Mr Haridas the coach of the Olympic Athletic Club , Mr. Ashraf the Vice President of the Cooperative Hospital Palakkad, Sports Council of India-Palakkad dignitaries , Athletes who have participated in Olympics, Asian, Special Olympics or National Games.

The Pediatric Orthopedic and Sports Injury team from Palakkad comprising of Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Ravi G Nair, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Easwar T.R (myself !) , Dr. Nishanth V.S (Orthopedic Surgeon Fellowship trained in Arthroscopic Surgery ) and Physiotherapists Mr. Biju Bhaskar and Mr. Sivadas were present.

#Olympic, Asian, Special Olympic and National Game stars were a special attraction in the event, needless to say. Athelete stars Sree Shankar, Gokul, Abdul Rahman, Vishu Priya were honored for their achievements.

There is wonderful potential in the district and great coaching going on.
Had an excellent integration with the sports champions and kids there. It is wonderful that these athletes from very humble background are able to achieve so much from simple facilities provided to them. Gokul a Special Olympics Star and medal winner come from such a humble family that it is so awe inspiring.

The parents, coaches and athletes thought it was a wonderful initiative to set up this clinic. These children did not have such treatment facilities here at Palakkad till now and after injury have to travel long distances to other cities to get treated. The treatment is also very expensive in bigger cities.

Importance if #InjuryPrevention, early rehabilitation, sports specific physiotherapy and the difference of pediatric sports injuries from other types of injuries were counselled to these children. Impirtance of early injury detection, injury prevention and rehabilitation we’re stressed up on.

Children like Aniruddhan V (Roller Skater) who’s hard at practice with his cast on after fracturing his wrist is an inspiration to everyone. His father , Advocate Vinod , gave the introductory talk and introduced all the young athlete stars to the crowd and doctors. This was followed by talk by the other distinguished guests, athletes and Doctors.

We will be plunging into further activities soon to get the rehabilitation centre equipped for these pediatric athletes and organising camps, talks ….

Watch this space.

Meanwhile enjoy the scenes of the event ..

Dr. Easwar TR , Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon speaking at the event
Dr. Easwar TR , Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon speaking at the event

Mr. Ashraf ,Vice President Co-operative Hospital at the inauguration
Mr. Ashraf ,Vice President Co-operative Hospital at the inauguration

Dr Ravi G Nair , Senior Orthopedic Surgeon, speaking at the event
Dr Ravi G Nair , Senior Orthopedic Surgeon, speaking at the event

Dr. Nishanth with Dr. Ravi G Nair
Dr. Nishanth with Dr. Ravi G Nair

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Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery Orthopedics Pediatric Orthopedics Sports Injury

Story of Anuiruddhan – Junior National level Roller Skater


Anirudhan V, Roller Skater National Junior Champion prospect ~ an inspiration !

Anirudhan V, Roller Skater National Junior Champion prospect ~ an inspiration !

Am writing below the inspiring story of Anirudhan V, studying in the 6th class at Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Chithali, Palakkad, Kerala.

Am writing below the inspiring story of Anirudhan V, studying in the 6th class at Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Chithali, Palakkad, Kerala.

He is the son of Advocate S. Vinod and Advocate M. Deepa of Kuzhalmannam, a sub-urb of Palakkad in Kerala State.

He is the son of Advocate S. Vinod and Advocate M. Deepa of Kuzhalmannam, a sub-urb of Palakkad in Kerala State.

 Aniruddhan with his father. His latest fracture a minor blow in his quest

 Aniruddhan with his father. His latest fracture a minor blow in his quest

 

Aniruddhan with his father. His latest fracture a minor blow in his quest

How I met Aniruddhan and his father He came in to my Outpatient Paediatric Orthopedic Clinic at Palak kad, Kerala, brought by a common friend who’s son is also a roller skater. Aniruddhan suffered a fall while practicing and had fractured his right wrist. With a competitive sports time away from tracks and practice is time somebody else could spend to improve and get ahead of you. I advised his father that since the fracture could be immobilised in a cast with artificial material giving it some strength that a regular plaster of paris would, he could get back to practice with his cast on the same day. We could always do weekly check-ups to see whether the cast is becoming loose or if the fracture is moving and alter treatment plans accordingly. Aniruddhan’s dedication is so much that he jumped at the idea. His father, who has been encouraging him also advised him to do the same.   This simple act of dedication and ability to tolerate an adverse event inspired me to ask more about him. What I heard from his father about him merited a small story. I cannot divulge many of his early struggles because of patient confidentiality, but what ever his father found non-sensitive I am sharing with the world to inspire other kids (and parents) who dream. Hopefully it would make them dream bigger and reach higher.   

His story, a simple inspiration

His story of how he overcame hurdles in his early education and learning difficulty by complete dedication to his sports and earned peer recognition is wonderful to hear. Not only did it help him achieve laurels in sports it also helped him overcome his difficulty in learning and progress there too. I suppose sports does that to people. With intense training in balance, coordination, fitness, struggle against odds, facing the exhilaration of success and depths of failure character builds. 

Doubtlessly.

 

Tough Life of practice, dedication to sports and educationAniruddhan is now 11 years, in 6th class has been religiously getting up at 3 am every morning for the past 4 years. His father accompanies him to Coimbatore, a nearby town about one and half hour by road, where there are facilities for roller skating practice. After practicing for 2 hours he returns at 8 am and then does his full days school and then in the evening does his road practice on Roller Skates.  It is no wonder then that Anirrudh is a National Level Skater and deserves every bit of encouragement he can get. He sustained an unfortunate accident and fractured his wrist last week. Aniruddhan has a cast on him now, but his spirit has not been dampened. I have recommended to practice roller skating with his cast on !Aniruddhan’s story has just begun. He is at the Junior National level now with mile of hard training struggle ahead of him to get ahead of the tough competition. However, if what I have seen is the attitude he keeps then his success is sure, in time. He has now moved to inline skates and is entering the world of elder children with some tough competition ahead of him. I am sure that with his dedication to the sport and will to practice in spite of odds he will shine through and bring laurels to his loved ones and country !The story of Aniruddhan is one among the many who have come out of all odds and made it to the top. Watch this space for more inspiring stories of child athletes, their battle against sports injuries towards victory.

How I met Aniruddhan and his father He came in to my Outpatient Paediatric Orthopedic Clinic at Palak kad, Kerala, brought by a common friend who’s son is also a roller skater. Aniruddhan suffered a fall while practicing and had fractured his right wrist. With a competitive sports time away from tracks and practice is time somebody else could spend to improve and get ahead of you. I advised his father that since the fracture could be immobilised in a cast with artificial material giving it some strength that a regular plaster of paris would, he could get back to practice with his cast on the same day. We could always do weekly check-ups to see whether the cast is becoming loose or if the fracture is moving and alter treatment plans accordingly. Aniruddhan’s dedication is so much that he jumped at the idea. His father, who has been encouraging him also advised him to do the same.   This simple act of dedication and ability to tolerate an adverse event inspired me to ask more about him. What I heard from his father about him merited a small story. I cannot divulge many of his early struggles because of patient confidentiality, but what ever his father found non-sensitive I am sharing with the world to inspire other kids (and parents) who dream. Hopefully it would make them dream bigger and reach higher.   

His story, a simple inspiration

His story of how he overcame hurdles in his early education and learning difficulty by complete dedication to his sports and earned peer recognition is wonderful to hear. Not only did it help him achieve laurels in sports it also helped him overcome his difficulty in learning and progress there too. I suppose sports does that to people. With intense training in balance, coordination, fitness, struggle against odds, facing the exhilaration of success and depths of failure character builds. 

Doubtlessly.

 

Tough Life of practice, dedication to sports and educationAniruddhan is now 11 years, in 6th class has been religiously getting up at 3 am every morning for the past 4 years. His father accompanies him to Coimbatore, a nearby town about one and half hour by road, where there are facilities for roller skating practice. After practicing for 2 hours he returns at 8 am and then does his full days school and then in the evening does his road practice on Roller Skates.  It is no wonder then that Anirrudh is a National Level Skater and deserves every bit of encouragement he can get. He sustained an unfortunate accident and fractured his wrist last week. Aniruddhan has a cast on him now, but his spirit has not been dampened. I have recommended to practice roller skating with his cast on !Aniruddhan’s story has just begun. He is at the Junior National level now with mile of hard training struggle ahead of him to get ahead of the tough competition. However, if what I have seen is the attitude he keeps then his success is sure, in time. He has now moved to inline skates and is entering the world of elder children with some tough competition ahead of him. I am sure that with his dedication to the sport and will to practice in spite of odds he will shine through and bring laurels to his loved ones and country !The story of Aniruddhan is one among the many who have come out of all odds and made it to the top. Watch this space for more inspiring stories of child athletes, their battle against sports injuries towards victory.

How I met Aniruddhan and his father

 

He came in to my Outpatient Paediatric Orthopedic Clinic at Palak kar, Kerala, brought by a common friend who’s son is also a roller skater. Aniruddhan suffered a fall while practicing and had fractured his right wrist. With a competitive sports time away from tracks and practice is time somebody else could spend to improve and get ahead of you. I advised his father that since the fracture could be immobilised in a cast with artificial material giving it some strength that a regular plaster of paris would, he could get back to practice with his cast on the same day. We could always do weekly check-ups to see whether the cast is becoming loose or if the fracture is moving and alter treatment plans accordingly. Aniruddhan’s dedication is so much that he jumped at the idea. His father, who has been encouraging him also advised him to do the same. 

  This simple act of dedication and ability to tolerate an adverse event inspired me to ask more about him. What I heard from his father about him merited a small story. I cannot divulge many of his early struggles because of patient confidentiality, but what ever his father found non-sensitive I am sharing with the world to inspire other kids (and parents) who dream. Hopefully it would make them dream bigger and reach higher.   

His story, a simple inspiration

His story of how he overcame hurdles in his early education and learning difficulty by complete dedication to his sports and earned peer recognition is wonderful to hear. Not only did it help him achieve laurels in sports it also helped him overcome his difficulty in learning and progress there too. I suppose sports does that to people. With intense training in balance, coordination, fitness, struggle against odds, facing the exhilaration of success and depths of failure character builds. 

Doubtlessly.

 

Tough Life of practice, dedication to sports and education

Aniruddhan is now 11 years, in 6th class has been religiously getting up at 3 am every morning for the past 4 years. His father accompanies him to Coimbatore, a nearby town about one and half hour by road, where there are facilities for roller skating practice. After practicing for 2 hours he returns at 8 am and then does his full days school and then in the evening does his road practice on Roller Skates.

 

 

It is no wonder then that Anirrudh is a National Level Skater and deserves every bit of encouragement he can get. He sustained an unfortunate accident and fractured his wrist last week. Aniruddhan has a cast on him now, but his spirit has not been dampened. I have recommended to practice roller skating with his cast on !

Aniruddhan’s story has just begun. He is at the Junior National level now with mile of hard training struggle ahead of him to get ahead of the tough competition. However, if what I have seen is the attitude he keeps then his success is sure, in time.

 

He has now moved to inline skates and is entering the world of elder children with some tough competition ahead of him. I am sure that with his dedication to the sport and will to practice in spite of odds he will shine through and bring laurels to his loved ones and country !

The story of Aniruddhan is one among the many who have come out of all odds and made it to the top. Watch this space for more inspiring stories of child athletes, their battle against sports injuries towards victory.

 

 


Aniruddhan V , on Roller Skates

Aniruddhan V , on Roller Skates

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Orthopedics

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day – Free Medical Camp, Awareness Programmes and more !!


As part of #CerebralPalsy Awareness day that just passed us we are organising a two day programme for children with #PediatricOrthopedic Disorders, #CerebralPalsy, #NeurologicalDisorders, #Autism .

The programme is slated to be held for 2 days April5th and 6th.

Timing is between 8 30am and 1pm.

Prior registration is mandatory. This can be done by calling +919495888879.

The first day April 5th Friday for Pediatric Neurological disorders like seizures, autism and second day on April 6th Saturday. The event would be marked by free medical examinations camps, art competitions for children, vocational training for mothers abs awareness programme of respective disorders. It is to be held at #Palakkad #Kerala on these two days.

The event is kindly organised by the selfless efforts of people at #Sevabharathi #Palakkad ably guided by Dr. Sreeram Sankar , Biju Bhasker of #LifeCarePhysiotherapyCentre, Palakkad and assisted by Vinod Kumar of NationalOrthotics, #Coimbatore and several other sponsors. Dr. Velmurugan , Pediatric Neurologist would be part of the event on April 5th and Easwar Tr Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon will take part on April 6th.

Please share the news !

Thank You
Dr. Easwar TR

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Art and Paintings Cerebral-palsy General Orthopedics Others Pediatric Orthopedics

#ArtForACause a Painting project by Doctors for fundraising


Delighted to announce an Art Project with Dr. Suresh (Director , Neurologist , ICCONS) , Dr. Sekar Michael ( Pediatric Anesthetist, ICCONS) and Dr. Easwar TR (Pediatric Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon , ICCONS) as fund raising campaign for treatment of children with #CerebralPalsy, Movement Disorders, Chronic Pain and #Autism. This will be an ongoing project.

First day was today. Wonderful experience at ICCONS, Shoranur.

Lovely to see that many of the staff from Speech and Audiology participated as well.

We plan to improve this in the next iteration and pool all the paintings we paint ( Dr. Suresh, Dr. Sekar and myself ) to help build a fundraiser.

We will be holding these painting sprints at frequent intervals.

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ArtForACause

#Art

#Painting