For most of last year, JJ was being treated at Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi. What was initially diagnosed as a Tennis Elbow, turned out to be a tumour. Since April 2016, he went through chemotherapy and repeated surgeries for his arm. And he was back at work by January 2017, while still on medication and meeting his doctors for follow-ups.
Last week, doctors said that the cancer was back and spreading fast. An emergency surgery was carried out to remove a tumour from his spine so that he could feel his legs again. But now, there's a lack of funds.
Each session of radiation costs Rs. 50,000 and a session of chemotherapy costs another Rs. 50,000. We're still waiting for funds so that his treatment can be taken forward.
To see our positive, ever-smiling friend in such a state is heart-wrenching. Your help in raising these funds for him will be invaluable not only to JJ and his family, but to all of us who have known him as a colleague or a friend.
Thank you for pitching in. Every bit counts.