Why am I fundraising?
Balakrishnan is suffering from a serious blood disorder called severe Aplastic anaemia. In this disease bone marrow stops functioning ( Bone marrow failure ) leading to very low haemoglobin, white cell count and platelet count. The low blood count causes weakness, bleeding and severe infections. Untreated this disease is uniformly fatal. He was treated with Antithymocyte globulin. Unfortunately he did not respond to it. Only other option of cure for this child is an allogenic bone marrow transplantation. Since his sibling is not HLA matched, he is undergoing haploidentical (Half matched) bone marrow transplant with his mother as the donor.
He has a 70% chance of cure and this is his only option available to cure him. The cost of haploidentical stem cell transplantation would be approximately Rs. 20,00,000. Unfortunately the family is unable to mobilize funds for his treatment. His father is a daily wage labourer. I request kind hearted people to help this child’s treatment.
What do I plan to do with the funds?
The funds raised through this campaign will be used for my son Balakrishanan's Bone Marrow transplantation