Save my 13-Year-Old From Cancer

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29th July 2016
Dear Supporters,

I am Sudhakar, a Milaap Open Fellow in Bengaluru. I met with Siddhartha and his father, Partha at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Anna Salai, Chennai on 25th July 2016. 

Siddhartha’s last chemotherapy session ended on 22nd July 2016. The doctor has advised him for blood tests on 29th July, post which , the  future course of the treatment will be determined. 

His treatment was delayed by a week because he had a bout of chickenpox in the first week of June 2016. When I met Siddhartha, he had a minor bruise on his knee. He had tripped while playing at his house a couple of days ago. Overall, he has continued to recover well and was very cheerful. 

Siddhartha, a student of Class 8,  was pursuing his studies  at Swami Mahadevanand Vidyalaya, Barrackpore, Kolkata when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in December 2015. He was doing very well in his studies and his teachers are now willing to admit him to the 9th standard when he rejoins school. He has got tremendous support from his school.

I couldn’t meet his mother, Shephali, who is a homemaker, as she was cooking lunch for the family at their home. On behalf of both of them, Partha said, “We are immensely thankful to each one of the contributors for donating towards my son’s treatment. There cannot be enough words to express my gratitude. We request you to keep him in your prayers.”

Why I Am Fundraising?

My name is Patha Ghosh. My 13 year old son is suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Few months ago he started falling ill and we took him to various hospitals to find out the reason for his continuous fever and back pain. Finally, the doctors advised us to undergo a test and we were shocked to fiind out he is suffering from cancer. We had to stop his studies as he had to be admitted in the hospital. I don't have a permanent job and did any job that came my way. I worked as a driver for some years. I don't have much savings and my son's treatment is now supported by my friends. He is undergoing treatment at Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai. 

I have set up this campaign with the hope of receiving support to continue my son's treatment. We need 10 lakhs to complete his chemotherapy cycles and supportive care. He is getting treatment as an out patient. We managed to find a small place near the hospital for rent. We are unable to manage the rent and the treatment expenses. Any support at this time will be of great help.

How Will The Funds Be Utilized

Funds collected through this campaign will be transferred to Apollo to support the treatment expenses. I have attached the estimation letter from the hospital below.

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Mitali donated Rs.10,000

My prayers and good wishes are with you. Get well soon, Siddharta :)

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