Hello Friends and Well Wishers,
I hail from a big family...or hailed!
My father is one of 7 siblings. I had 5 uncles, and one aunt while growing up. They all pampered me and cared for me. I have few of the fondest memories when my chacha (paternal uncle) will fulfill my wishes, take my side and be my friend. It was fun to grow up as the only kid (at the time) and everybody there to spoil you :)
Now.. as I am writing this, my family has suffered one loss after other. My three uncles have perished to different ailments including Liver Cirrhosis (at ages not more than 50 for any of them). After further investigation I found out that even my Grand mother died of liver cirrhosis and that there is a higher genetic predisposition to get liver ailments in my family. Recently another of my uncle, Rajendra Agarwal, was diagnosed with Liver Cirrhosis and is suggested to undergo a transplant as the only viable option. He is a middle class man, with a decent job, and the provider for his house-wife and son.
As much as I don't want to lose another of my family member, the cost of transplant are huge for my family. They have been deferring the transplant due to lack of funds. All of it hasn't helped his situation, and as my worst my fears are imminent, I am trying to explore my options of helping them any which way possible.
He is getting seen at ILBS, New Delhi and is being told that the estimate of surgery and other costs should be around 25 lakhs INR.
Hereby, I look forward to all of you to help save my uncle. Please contribute as much as you can to help him get this transplant.