He is the first participant of the Berlin Wall Race from India: Nehal Patel from the Surti Runners registered as the 236th solo runner. Nehal is a surgeon for the Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe in his home country, he leads the center in Surat/Gujarat north of Mumbai.
The Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe is active in ten countries up to now. They support the thorough treatment of children suffering from the cleft lip and palate deformity. Those children are exposed to social exclusion as well. The most important task of the nonprofit organization is providing free operations to children from poor families.
Nehal wants to dedicate his Wall Race to all the affected kids in the world, as he noted in his registration: „I realized that pain which these children have by having cleft is much more than the pain I get during my run and thats why I will dedicate my 100 mile run to cleft children around world to create awareness about these children and their condition. This is now cause of my life to help Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe and help these children around world.“