Pallavi Ghanta, Help2Breathe (Episode 77, To Your Health with Dr. Jim Morrow)
On this edition of To Your Health, Dr, Morrow welcomes Pallavi Ghanta, a high school senior at Denmark High School, who founded Help2Breathe. As a nonprofit, Help2Breathe repurposes durable medical equipment and provides it to needy and homeless patients who otherwise might not have access to this needed care. They discussed the shortage of CPAP machines, her blog, how people can support Help2Breathe, and much more.
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Help2Breathe (Help2Breathe.com) is a 501(c)(3) charity with the mission of collecting donations of used and unused medical equipment and with the help of medical volunteers providing them to needy and homeless patients.
The charity was started by Pallavi Ghanta, a rising senior at Denmark High School, Forsyth County. Pallavi, while volunteering at nursing homes noticed that medical equipment belonging to recently deceased residents was often disposed of.
Given her volunteer work at the Good Samaritan Health Center, a free clinic in Atlanta, she was well aware of the severe need for such equipment among the poor and homeless served at the clinic. Connecting the dots, she worked to salvage and ensure such equipment got a second life.
Pallavi Ghanta, Founder, Help2Breathe
Pallavi is a rising senior at Denmark High School. She has volunteered at several nursing homes, Northside Hospital Forsyth Case Management, and Good Samaritan. She has founded a 501(c)(3) charity Help2Breathe, which collects used and unused medical equipment and donates them to free clinics. She started a blog called Health Care Anxiety, where she interviews seniors who are still working to afford health care.
She is involved in several clubs at school (Debate, Environmental, Finance, Tedtalk). She has earned a Congressional Service Silver Award.
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Dr. Jim Morrow, Village Medical, and Host of To Your Health with Dr. Jim Morrow
Dr. Jim Morrow is the founder of Morrow Family Medicine. He has been a trailblazer and evangelist in healthcare information technology, was named Physician IT Leader of the Year by HIMSS, a HIMSS Davies Award Winner, the Cumming-Forsyth Chamber of Commerce Steve Bloom Award Winner as Entrepreneur of the Year and he received a Phoenix Award as Community Leader of the Year from the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He is married to Peggie Morrow and together they founded the Forsyth BYOT Benefit, a charity in Forsyth County to support students in need of technology and devices. They have two Goldendoodles, a gaggle of grandchildren and enjoy life on and around Lake Lanier.
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