Binita Poudyal needs a lung transplant and needs your help.
Binita Poudyal is originally from Nepal and has lived in Elmhurst, New York since 2000. Her expertise in all areas of Nepali and other South Asian dance forms and choreography have been well documented in both American and international press publications. She has also volunteered extensively in many production related activities: Rehearsal Direction, Education and Outreach. Binita served as a featured artist in many arts, cultural, and community programs throughout New York and beyond including: The Rubin Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Pace University’s Summer Arts Program, Pratt Institute, Princeton University,United Nation, kathmandu Sajh, Manhattanville College and The Educational Alliance.
My wife Binita and I have lived with our extraordinary son Bibhu in the Elmhurst Area since 2000. Unfortunately, Binita was dignosed with Non-specific interstitial lung disease. Then, since April 2011 Even with oxygen, she couldn’t get dressed or walk from one room to another. After breathing tests, x-rays, and a cat scan of her lungs, the results showed that the disease had progressed and a lung transplant was going to be necessary. She was evaluated at Columbia University Medical Center, and is now on the active waiting list for a duble lung transplant to enable a better quality of life.
Transplantation is life saving, but very expensive. Not many families have the resources to meet the financial obligations of transplantation such as traveling expenses for pre- and post-surgery evaluations, as well as considerable expenses required to during the recovery period. Financing this procedure is a monumental task a challenge we cannot meet without support. At times like this, the help of friends, family, and community is greatly needed and appreciated to make the outcome successful.
To assist her with these out-of-pocket expenses, a fundraising campaign in Binita’s honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for 30 years. All donations are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the New York Lung Transplant Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for transplant-related expenses only. Please consider making a contribution:www.helphopelive.org
Thank you for help.
January 13, 2015
Dear friends and families
Binita was discharged on 05th Jan from the hospital after 28 days. She underwent a successful double lung transplant. According to the hospital she is good to stay at home with normal exercise for a few weeks and following up twice a week for 3 months. Sadly visitors are prohibited from seeing her for the next six months. We will inform you all when she is allowed to meet friends and family. Until then, Thank you all for the support !
December 22, 2014
Dear family and friends,
According to the doctor Binita is not allowed to interact with visitors but because many of you are caring and loving, the transplant team is implementing the rule that family members or friends have to take the FLU shot to see her, and that from a distance too. She has new lungs which are very fragile so before even thinking about coming to the hospital please call me at 212-470-9058. We would love to have visitors but her health is the first priority. You are welcome to sending greeting cards or messages to her, she would love to read them. As for her health, she is heading in the right direction breathing by herself without any help. I hope you all understand. You can be a big help at
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December 31, 2014
We wish you a speedy recovery. Get well soon!!!
Padma and Uma KC
February 22, 2014
We salute your courage. After all life is a courage to do something for greater good to the living entities created by God. God bless you.
Bishnu Rudra Sharma
January 16, 2013
Dear Bidur and Binitajee, We are very sorry to find out from Bidurjee that you are preparing to go through a major lung transplant operations. Life is full of surprises and challenges, and they are not pleasant all the time. It requires tremendous self courage and determination to deal with the surprises. I am sure you and your family have more than required courage to deal with this hurdle and you will surely come through healthy and happy, after all. I and my wife Kalpana were on vacation and got back just this week and have gathered a small donation amount for this expensive and difficult deal destined on you. It is a our mere symbol of boosting your courage to deal with the hurdle. A donation amount of $700.00 has been sent to you few minutes ago. Get well soon to have a grand party! All the best wishes for your quick recovery! Cheers, Madhu Aryal and Kalpana Aryal 48-42, 48th Street Apt 3# 3R Woodside, New York, NY 11377 Phone: (347)561-0231
January 9, 2013
Get Well soon Binita!