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Kindly help me to collect funds for my Lung Transplant

Hello. I'm Sougata Bakshi from Kolkata, West Bengal. I am 18 years old. I was diagnosed with a critical lung disease named Interstitial Lung Disease ( ILD) in 2011. Due to this disease, the walls of both my lungs are covered with fibres. So it is very difficult for me to breathe. I'm dependent on Artificial Oxygen since 2013. Presently, I'm under the treatment of Dr. Raja Dhar of Fortis Hospitals. My father was diagnosed with the same disease ( Interstitial Lung Disease ). However he could not survive and unfortunately, he died on 26th February, 2012. I acquired this disease genetically. The disease is very progressive and it worsens the condition of both my lungs as time passes. 
My health condition is also not very good. I cannot walk without the help of artificial oxygen. I am dependent on artificial oxygen for 24x7; even during sleeping, I've to depend on oxygen. I have to take 8-10 types of various medicines for this disease. The expenses of these medicine are huge. I've to go to Fortis Hospitals every month for monthly checkup where I take an Oxygen cylinder with me. I can't go anywhere.

I last went to school in class 7 and from Class 8, I continued my studies from my home. I had written my Secondary Exams from Nursing Home. It was very tough situation for me to write for 3 continuous hours because along with ILD , I'm a patient of Rheumatoid Arthritis as well. I have pain in my joints and muscles every time. So, yes it was a very tough time for me. My secondary examination results were average good. Here, I would like to mention that I got awarded by my school, NAVA NALANDA HIGH SCHOOL. YES, I WAS A STUDENT OF NAVA NALANDA HIGH SCHOOL. I got a Certificate Of Appreciation for my hard work and sheer determination from my school, Nava Nalanda and I received Rs. 10,000 from Nava Nalanda Alumni Association and the principal of our school, Shri Arijit Mitra. It was a memorable moment in my life. However I could not take Science Stream in Higher Secondary education as it was impossible for me to attend school for a single day. Still, I tried to perform good with the stream that I had to take. I must say one thing that I received a lot of help from Nava Nalanda and its teachers and students and from the principal himself. I am thankful to them.  I also got financial help of Rs. 25,000 from West Bengal State Government. I have also written my Higher Secondary Examination in the same way as I had written my Secondary Exam. I want to continue my studies as long as I'm alive. But the only problem that I have to face during studying is my bad health.  

So, a few days back, when I went to Fortis for checkup, Dr. Dhar told me that a Lung Transplantation Operation is now available and for that operation, I've to go to Global Gleneagles Hospitals of Chennai. He clearly told my mother that without that Transplantation operation, I would not survive for even 3 more years because the nature of this disease is very progressive.Also, there are no medicines available that can cure my disease completely. So I definitely need a Lung transplantation. 

But the cost of the Transplantation operation is around Rs. 60 lacs, which is very much high for a middle class family like ours. I've lost my father also.

I SHALL REMAIN THANKFUL TO EVERYONE WHO WOULD HELP ME FINANCIALLY. I REQUEST EVERYONE. KINDLY HELP ME RAISE THE FUND. KINDLY SAVE MY LIFE. I DON'T WANT TO DIE SO YOUNG. PLEASE HELP ME. PLEASE. 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WOULD HELP ME AND SUPPORT ME IN TIME OF MY DISTRESS.  I SHALL REMAIN GRATEFUL TO EVERYONE WHO WOULD HELP ME BY DONATING FUNDS. THANK YOU. 
An estimated cost for my Lung Transplant from Fortis Hospitals
An estimated cost for my Lung Transplant from Fortis Hospitals
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30th August 2019
Dear Supporters,

I would like to inform you all that I am under the medication and also, I am under the supervision of the pulmonary rehab who are preparing me mentally and physically for the lung transplantation. Under their guidance, I do free hand exercise and cycling.

Thank You so much for all the support.

Regards,
Sougata
Dear Supporters,

I would like to inform you all that I am under the medication and also, I am under the supervision of the pulmonary rehab who are preparing me mentally and physically for the lung transplantation. Under their guidance, I do free hand exercise and cycling.

Thank You so much for all the support.

Regards,
Sougata
4th August 2019
 

Hello Supporters,

I'm writing to you all from Chennai. My name has been registered on the lists of Tamil Nadu Network for Organ Sharing ( TNOS) and NOTTO (National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation). My health condition is good, thanks to all your blessings.

Currently, I'm taking medicines that would prevent my body from any kind of infections and I'm also doing physiotherapy which includes freehand exercises, little weight lifting, cycling etc. that would help me to recover quickly after my transplantation.




I'm once again requesting everyone to pray for me so that I can get a suitable organ donor as soon as possible. Pray for me. Thanks for all your precious support. It would have been impossible for us to come for the transplant operation without your help. Will keep everyone updated. Thanks to everyone.

 

Hello Supporters,

I'm writing to you all from Chennai. My name has been registered on the lists of Tamil Nadu Network for Organ Sharing ( TNOS) and NOTTO (National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation). My health condition is good, thanks to all your blessings.

Currently, I'm taking medicines that would prevent my body from any kind of infections and I'm also doing physiotherapy which includes freehand exercises, little weight lifting, cycling etc. that would help me to recover quickly after my transplantation.




I'm once again requesting everyone to pray for me so that I can get a suitable organ donor as soon as possible. Pray for me. Thanks for all your precious support. It would have been impossible for us to come for the transplant operation without your help. Will keep everyone updated. Thanks to everyone.

19th July 2019
Hello Supporters,

I write to you all from Chennai. In the last few days I was undergoing the initial evaluation tests. They have been successfully completed and I was released from Global Hospitals Chennai on 5th July, 2019. All the tests have been completed. The tests included Blood tests, Urine test, stool test, nose swab test, Sputum test, echocardiography, EKG, Cardiac Catheterization, CT Scan, Lung Perfusion test, 6 min walk test, Pulmonary Function test etc. The reports of all these tests are all right and the doctors have acknowledged that I am completely fit for the transplant operation.

Currently I'm on diet chart and physiotherapy exercises that would help to increase my power and energy so that I can bear the complications of the operation.

The process of looking for a donor will begin after the funds are deposited in the hospital. Hence, we are transferring Rs 35L to the hospital account. Please find the letter from the hospital as below.







The doctors have told me not to worry about anything and I'll be completely fine after my transplant operation. I'm requesting everyone to kindly pray for me so that I can get a suitable organ donor as soon as possible. Thank you for all your support. Will keep everyone updated.

Thank you.
Sougata Bakshi
Hello Supporters,

I write to you all from Chennai. In the last few days I was undergoing the initial evaluation tests. They have been successfully completed and I was released from Global Hospitals Chennai on 5th July, 2019. All the tests have been completed. The tests included Blood tests, Urine test, stool test, nose swab test, Sputum test, echocardiography, EKG, Cardiac Catheterization, CT Scan, Lung Perfusion test, 6 min walk test, Pulmonary Function test etc. The reports of all these tests are all right and the doctors have acknowledged that I am completely fit for the transplant operation.

Currently I'm on diet chart and physiotherapy exercises that would help to increase my power and energy so that I can bear the complications of the operation.

The process of looking for a donor will begin after the funds are deposited in the hospital. Hence, we are transferring Rs 35L to the hospital account. Please find the letter from the hospital as below.







The doctors have told me not to worry about anything and I'll be completely fine after my transplant operation. I'm requesting everyone to kindly pray for me so that I can get a suitable organ donor as soon as possible. Thank you for all your support. Will keep everyone updated.

Thank you.
Sougata Bakshi
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Rs.12,185 raised

Goal: Rs.30,000

Beneficiary: Sougata info_outline

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Swati donated Rs.2,500

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