Blind Son And Mother With Cancer In Mysore Need Your Help

Jayamma, a destitute widow living in Mysore, needs your help. She's been diagnosed with vulvar cancer, which can be easily cured if caught early.
However, after numerous trips to the government hospital and neighborhood clinics over the past three years, without any proper diagnoses or attention to her health issues, her cancer has advanced -- and she just found out a couple of weeks ago what's been ailing her.
Life has been difficult for Jayamma for a long time. She's a domestic laborer and has other complicating health issues. Her husband died a long time ago, and she has one son, Ashok, who has been blind (retinal pigmentosa) for 20 years. 
Jayamma starts her cancer treatment this week at the oncology hospital, and her oncologist has recommended 25 sessions of radiation with a "boost," and 5 chemotherapy doses, along with weekly blood test and CT scans.
Jayamma also needs help getting to and from the hospital every day, which is about 9.2 km from her home.  
Jayamma's new ob/gyn has offered to provide discounted care for her when she suffers from side effects from the treatment. To that end, we're also hoping to find a new house for Jayamma and Ashok to rent that is closer to us and her ob/gyn -- at least for the duration of her treatment.

Your donation will help pay for these expenses that Jayamma faces over the next two months:
  • Radiation treatment, Rs. 50,000
  • Chemotherapy treatment (5 doses at Rs.2,000 each) 
  • Weekly blood tests and scans (6 weeks at Rs. 1200 each)
  • Daily transport to and from the hospital (25 days at Rs.350 each)
  • Food and other daily expenses (approx. Rs. 1,000 per week)
Do what you can. Let's give Jayamma a fighting chance, now that she's finally getting the treatment that she's needed for a long time.

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8th September 2017
Dear Supporters,  

September 8 - today Jayamma was able to walk on her own to radiation, after some great symptomatic care from our good Dr. Sowmya at the clinic near our area. Two transfusions got her Hb up to > 12, thanks to Dr. Sowmya, and thanks for your continuing support. Four more treatment days to go. We will keep you posted.

Thank you once again for all the support.
6th September 2017
Sept 7 - coming back from RT#20. It's been tough but Jayamma is being tougher, and is hanging in there. Five more RT and one more chemo, and another transfusion today to help increase her Hb.

Someone asked today - if we don't make our goal, will she get her full treatment? Yes, absolutely, we'll make sure that happens, and that she and her son are comfortable afterward. If by chance there are extra funds, they will go to her aftercare, which she will need, as the side effects from chemoradiation can last for a while.

We are with Jayamma, and thanks so much for also being with her.

5th September 2017
Jayamma's hanging in there. It's been really tough, of course, with chemoradiation and it's side effects. The visible cancer has diminished considerably, and she has 7 more treatments to go, and is getting extra transfusions this week to help her along. Thank you for supporting our efforts to help Jayamma! 
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Supporters (24)

Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
10 months ago
Brajesh donated Rs.8,280
10 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.300
11 months ago

Pl utilise funds for the needy cause as listed

Fareedh donated US $20
11 months ago
Sehaj donated Rs.250
11 months ago
Anonymous donated US $10
11 months ago

no words to say , all in the hands of almighty ! I am doing my part