A 27-year-old woman suffering from last stage multiple mylema cancer brain tumour has become a symbol of patience and determination by planting over 30,000 trees to tackle air pollution which she believes is the reason why people are rapidly developing terminal diseases.
Shruchi Vadaliya, living in Gujarat’s Surat city, was diagnosed with the disease a few months ago following which she started a campaign to save the environment.
A city based non-government organisation (NGO) working for environment protection helped her to fulfil her wish. Even though her health doesn’t permit her to travel, Vadalia had promised the NGO that she will accompany them to plant the trees.
She observed that air pollution is the reason why she developed cancer and that many lives can be saved from the deadly diseases if more trees are planted.
Vadaliya said “I may die soon but I want to live on in the breaths of the people by planting more trees”, as per local reports.
She has planted more than 30,000 trees in the last two years and motivated many others to do the same. Despite having a deadly disease, the woman did not lose her sense of purpose.
She had been made brand ambassador of ‘Clean India, Green India’ movement started from the city-based Heart@Work foundation.
“I do not have enough time to live my life and fulfil dreams but I do not want others to face the same. Therefore, plants should be planted which will improve the air quality and prevent cancer,” Vadaliya said.
The philanthropist also visited various villages and schools to meet children and encourage them to plant trees. “Educating children is the best way to save the future,” she added