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Fund Raising For IITB Alumnus Asha's Liver Transplantation surgery

I'm Dr. Ramya, alumnus of IIT Bombay’s Chemistry department (Ph.D-2010 batch). I'm initiating this fund raising for my friend Asha P.C. for her liver transplantation surgery. Asha is also an alumnus of IIT Bombay, did M.Sc Mathematics in 2010-2012 batch.

Asha was diagnosed with Wilson’s disease (Liver damage due to Copper accumulation in Liver) for the first time in 2008 when she was doing B.Sc Mathematics course at Trichur, Kerala. Treatment has been done with the financial support of people at her place as ASHA IS FROM A VERY POOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC BACKGROUND. 
Father and brother are daily wage workers in Kerala.
Later it was assured by doctors that there is very less chance of re-occurrence of this disease. After finishing M.Sc from IIT Bombay in 2012, she worked as guest lecturer in colleges in Kerala, later got married and has a 1 year old child now.
From last year onwards after delivery, fluid started accumulating in her stomach and it was detected that the liver has problem in functioning. Meanwhile Asha had got severe umbilical hernia also and the navel portion completely ruptured on 16th July 2019 due to chronic hypertension (large amount of fluid accumulation). An urgent surgery was conducted the next day at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital, Cochin, Kerala where she was under treatment for her liver problem.
The liver failure was for ~70 % by then. Doctors suggested an urgent liver transplantation surgery for her long time survival. Her brother is willing to be a donor and his liver is found to be suitable via different tests.
The approximate cost of surgery estimated is 20 LAKHS and further treatment requires around 20 Lakhs more.
Total cost for treatment is more than 40 LAKHS!!!!

From the day of hernia surgery, the accumulated fluid of approx 3.5 L/day was drawing out from her stomach using syringe and tube. Fluid amount was reduced by medication and injections ( 2 bottles of albumin/day for 16 days), it reduced to ~650 mL till 2nd August.

Since the medicines do not have long term effect and even a lot of side effects as well, doctors asked her family to arrange money for the liver transplantation surgery. Since they could not, hospital asked them to come back once the fund is ready. From 4th August onwards, Asha is at home under strict diet and highly hygienic conditions.
From 16th August, medicines which were given earlier to reduce fluid accumulation are found to be less effective, fluid amount is more now. On 19th August, stitch of hernia surgery is removed, and doctors asked for the surgery asap since it will be fatal if the stitch of hernia surgery re-opens due to hyper tension in stomach.

The last date for surgery suggested is 19th September.

I request all of you to help her since it's not possible to raise this huge amount from Kerala right now as it was flooded at most of the places from last several weeks, people prefer to transfer the funds/donations to the relief camps.
Moreover, since Asha's parents or brother are not much educated, she herself has to manage everything like talking to doctors and other people, going to different offices to arrange documents etc. 


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28th September 2020

<Note from Team Milaap: Following is an email sent by Asha to Milaap and IIT Bombay Alumni office on Sep 20, 2020 We are reproducing the same for donors> 

Dear Ma’am/Sir,

Hope all of you are doing well in this pandemic situation!

I’m Asha P.C, alumnus of IIT Bombay M.Sc Mathematics 2012 batch student. Last year I had undergone a liver transplantation surgery on September 19th and I got my life back just because of all of you. I’m writing this mail to express mine and my family’s immense gratitude to all of you. So sorry for not writing for the last one year as I was not confident about my English. (I tried to improve it for the last couple of months and got a bit confidence to write now).

I have heard about all of you from Ramya from the day she contacted Namita Ma’am at the IITB alumni office.

We had no hope of getting this surgery done when doctors told us about the huge amount of money required. We tried from our end by approaching some charity associations and Chief Minister’s and Prime Minister’s health schemes but unfortunately didn’t get any positive response from any of them on time.

When Ramya told me that she is in touch with the alumni office, I had no clue that all of you are going to be the reason for my second life. Earlier I used to wonder why I joined IIT Bombay as I could not make much academic progress later after I got the degree from the institute, but now I have the answer. I joined there to get my life back.

Both I and my brother are doing well. Regular checkups are going on and the results are very much satisfactory.

Once again I express our sincere gratitude to all of you, Namita Ma’am, all the staff at the alumni office, all alumni Board members, alumni members and others who contributed generously through campaign, Milaap organization who provided the platform for crowd funding.

I believe all of you are God sent people in my life. We will always keep all of you in our prayers.

Thank you,
Asha P.C.

<Note from Team Milaap: Following is an email sent by Asha to Milaap and IIT Bombay Alumni office on Sep 20, 2020 We are reproducing the same for donors> 

Dear Ma’am/Sir,

Hope all of you are doing well in this pandemic situation!

I’m Asha P.C, alumnus of IIT Bombay M.Sc Mathematics 2012 batch student. Last year I had undergone a liver transplantation surgery on September 19th and I got my life back just because of all of you. I’m writing this mail to express mine and my family’s immense gratitude to all of you. So sorry for not writing for the last one year as I was not confident about my English. (I tried to improve it for the last couple of months and got a bit confidence to write now).

I have heard about all of you from Ramya from the day she contacted Namita Ma’am at the IITB alumni office.

We had no hope of getting this surgery done when doctors told us about the huge amount of money required. We tried from our end by approaching some charity associations and Chief Minister’s and Prime Minister’s health schemes but unfortunately didn’t get any positive response from any of them on time.

When Ramya told me that she is in touch with the alumni office, I had no clue that all of you are going to be the reason for my second life. Earlier I used to wonder why I joined IIT Bombay as I could not make much academic progress later after I got the degree from the institute, but now I have the answer. I joined there to get my life back.

Both I and my brother are doing well. Regular checkups are going on and the results are very much satisfactory.

Once again I express our sincere gratitude to all of you, Namita Ma’am, all the staff at the alumni office, all alumni Board members, alumni members and others who contributed generously through campaign, Milaap organization who provided the platform for crowd funding.

I believe all of you are God sent people in my life. We will always keep all of you in our prayers.

Thank you,
Asha P.C.
8th January 2020
Dear donors,

Wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Asha is fine now. She and her brother got shifted to their home from the flat they had rented near hospital for post-surgery care.

All the tests for both of them are good and satisfactory and they have started taking normal food.

They need rest till March for the complete recovery.

Thanks a  lot for the continuous support and concern towards Asha's health. She has asked me to wish all of you a very happy new year and her immense gratitude for giving a second life.

Regards,
Ramya C.
Dear donors,

Wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Asha is fine now. She and her brother got shifted to their home from the flat they had rented near hospital for post-surgery care.

All the tests for both of them are good and satisfactory and they have started taking normal food.

They need rest till March for the complete recovery.

Thanks a  lot for the continuous support and concern towards Asha's health. She has asked me to wish all of you a very happy new year and her immense gratitude for giving a second life.

Regards,
Ramya C.
20th October 2019
Dear all,
Asha is recovering very fast. She and brother (Anoop) got discharge from Amrita hospital and is staying in a rented house near to hospital for post-surgery care with parents.
Thanks a lot for the support and help
Dr. Ramya C.
Dear all,
Asha is recovering very fast. She and brother (Anoop) got discharge from Amrita hospital and is staying in a rented house near to hospital for post-surgery care with parents.
Thanks a lot for the support and help
Dr. Ramya C.
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