Light Ones Path is a foundation based on the life of Rahul Maheshwari. Our mission as a foundation is two-fold. First, Light Ones Path will offer scholarship and grant opportunities to underprivileged young adults who are studying to complete their education. Scholarship and grant applications will be available for adolescents and young adults throughout the United States. Second, our long-term goal is to facilitate the provision of compassionate, professional medical care to those who cannot afford it. To honor the memory of Rahul Maheshwari and his love for the local community where he grew up, we will create a free health clinic in the South Florida community.
Free Health Clinic in Broward County
There is a great need for health care help among low-income individuals in Broward County, as there are many immigrants and other individuals without insurance who do not qualify for Medicaid or Broward County health clinics. Even people who have some form of insurance cannot afford co-pays and medications. Therefore, foundation volunteers are working hard to establish a free health clinic in Broward County in Rahul’s honor, where he studied and spent most of his life learning to better the lives of those around him. The clinic will provide free medical services to residents of Broward and its surrounding counties. In particular, it will serve those who do not carry health insurance and will be run primarily by volunteers. Physicians of all specialties, dietitians, physical therapists, and nurses have also already shown interest in volunteering for this cause, and due to the large number of highly qualified health professionals involved, this clinic will be able to multiply the effectiveness of each donation, thereby using every dollar to create a visible impact in the community. Specifically, the clinic will provide free services to those who cannot afford medical treatment. The US Census Bureau estimates that from 2009-2013 in Broward County, 14.3% of the population lived under the poverty line. Additionally, in 2013 it was estimate that 26% of Broward County residents are uninsured. The existence of a free clinic will therefore help some of these residents obtain some form of medical treatment.
Some of the specific services that will be provided by the clinic include:
Patient visits with physicians of all specialties
Wellness Education Seminars and Trainings
By helping residents of Broward County receive medical treatment, our foundation hopes to light the path of others and allow them to continue to pursue their own personal goals. In addition, by providing medical education seminars and trainings, we hope that we can inspire others to continue to educate and assist their fellow residents. Taking one step at a time, we hope to light the path of many in Broward and its surrounding counties.
In order to secure funds for our foundation, we will be hosting fundraisers throughout the year. Our first event is a 5K race in honor of Rahul's love for fitness, health and bettering oneself in a productive and active way. We hope you will join us in this mission to better yourself one race at a time. For more information on the race, please click here! Because this is such a noble-worthy cause, we also appreciate any manner of support you might be able to provide. If you are unable to attend the race, please consider donating to our foundation. For more information on donations, you can contact any member of our management team or you can donate online here!