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I am fundraising to help my dad undergo a heart surgery

My father, Mr. Somnath Kamath has recently got a heart attack because of complete heart block. After doing angiography, we found out that he has total 7 blockages of which right coronary artery is 100% blocked. So, the heart is able to pump blood only from the left side which also has blockages. After this diagnosis, doctors have suggested for a bypass surgery. He is diabetic, epileptic, suffering from hypertension and has nerves narrowing. Hence the case is complex and needs to be addressed urgently with care.

We belong to a middle class family and we have been financially worse since last 8 years because of my dad's illness (epilepsy, diabetes and hypertension). We cannot afford this complicated bypass surgery. Hence funds are required. Please help in the best possible way which will help me to get my father treated.

I will be using the funds to treat my dad which involves surgical cost, medicines, blood etc. (Doctors expect other major complications like stroke during surgery)

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8th September 2016
Dear Supporters, 

I am Sudhakar, a Milaap Open fellow in Bengaluru. I spoke to Dimple, Somnath’s daughter today.

Somnath underwent the bypass surgery on 25th November 2015. The bypass surgery was successful despite the multiple other illnesses that he had. He has now reached the age of 60 and has stopped going to work every since the heart attack last year. He was working with Unitech Automobiles. 

The post surgery treatment is also complicated because of multiple reasons. He has had to consult several super specialists. The haemoglobin count in his blood was low post the surgery. He was suspected to have cancer, for which he was referred to a hematologist. While cancer has been ruled out, he is now taking medication to correct the haemoglobin levels. He is also a diabetic, for which he has to monitor his sugar levels and visit a diabetologist regularly. He has been asked to visit a cardiologist every 3 months for various tests to track progress of his health. 

Deepti says, “While I managed to raise the rest of the funds from my friends and family, the surgery would not have been possible without the support of the contributors on Milaap. The funds were extremely helpful. Thanks a lot to each and every one of you.” 

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