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Support 23-Year-Old Joyjit In His Fight Against Cancer

Joyjit, or JJ as he's fondly called by all of us at work, is fighting cancer at the age of 23 years. And he has been for the past year. Now, he has 5 sessions of radiation and 10 sessions of chemotherapy ahead of him, and his family is in desperate need of funds so that his treatment can continue.

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.
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MRI report for Joyjit's elbow
MRI report for Joyjit's elbow
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4th January 2018
Hi everyone,

This is my last update about JJ.

He left us just after midnight, on the 4th of Jan. in his sleep, having fought hard till the very end. We’re devastated but are trying to seek solace in the fact that he is finally pain-free and at peace after nearly 2 years.

As per my last update, JJ was still undergoing chemotherapy. However, a PET scan revealed that the last round had been ineffective and the cancer was continuing to spread aggressively. His body was also weakening and he was having trouble breathing as the cancer spread to his lungs.

JJ’s condition deteriorated fast over the last 10 days and he was admitted to the hospital in the ICU on the 1st of Jan. In his heart and mind, he was still up for a fight.

We’ll always remember JJ with his warm smile, his ever-positive outlook to life, his immense fighting spirit, his art, and his passion for gaming and movies.

Thank you for helping him in his fight and helping us ensure that his treatment continued. Your prayers, messages, and contributions mean a lot to his family and friends.

Taking from one of his favourite movie franchises – May the Force be with you, JJ.
16th December 2017
Hi everyone,

It's been a while since the last update on JJ's health. He's still recovering.

JJ is at home, but visits the hospital for chemotherapy. His condition worsened in the middle, when doctors found that the cancer had spread to his lungs. But that is now in control and he, as always, is putting up a good fight.

JJ is in good spirits, laughing and cracking jokes. While he hasn't re-joined office, he's been doodling and sketching at home, and has churned out some amazing work!

Please continue praying for his recovery.

Once again, thank you for contributing and getting us this far. :)
15th April 2017

It's been a while since the last update about JJ's progress. Well, things are only getting better!

He's been undergoing radiation for his arm every day, and will continue doing so for the next 20 days. The swelling in his arm (where the first tumour was detected) has reduced and he's sketching again after many months. :) And of course, he's gaining more and more strength in his legs, which means he's inching closer to walking normally.

JJ's next Chemo session is scheduled for the 2nd of May. And in the mean time, he's keeping himself busy by picking up new books to read.

Once again, thank you for keeping JJ in your thoughts and prayers. 
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Sangita donated Rs.5,000
over 1 year ago
Sanjay donated Rs.2,500
over 1 year ago

God Speed Joyjit . God is great and ever so merciful !!

Prasanna donated Rs.1,000
over 1 year ago
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over 1 year ago
Aakriti donated Rs.1,080
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Anonymous donated Rs.5,000
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