Sadashiv said"I might be poor but I worked hard to give my family a life better than I had. I deserve to be around them, to see them grow into wonderful human beings. I feel that I deserve dignity in life and death, but Cancer is taking it all away from me."
Sadashiv worked as a Maintenance Supervisor in Mumbai and lives there with his family. Breaking his back to build his life brick by brick, 51-year-old Sadashiv never imagined how easily it would be snatched away from him. Married with Three kids, Sadashiv has been diagnosed with a severe form of blood cancer called Biphenotypic Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Acute biphenotypic leukaemia is an uncommon type of leukemia which arises in multipotent progenitor cells which have the ability differentiating into both myeloid and lymphoid lineages. It is a subtype of "leukemia of ambiguous lineage". The direct reason lead BAL is still not clear & currently spreads rapidly to other parts of the body if not treated immediately and urgently. He needs to undergo seven cycles of chemotherapy and so far he has only completed one.
Now 2 months filled with pain and suffering
His ordeal started a 3 month back, when he became too weak to even perform his daily tasks. He had fever, indigestion and unexplained weight loss. He ignored the symptoms for as long as he could. He went to a doctor who told him something he never expected. That he had cancer and that it was quite advanced. He needed chemotherapy urgently.
Sadashiv wants to continue the fight but he cannot afford it
Sadashiv cancer is growing rapidly and without timely chemotherapy, there is very little the doctors can do to improve his chances of survival. Although he has been on medication for some time now, he does not have funds remaining to continue and complete the treatment.
Sadashiv stay in Mumbai (100 sq ft Chawl house) with his Father, wife and three children
Due to cancer, Sadashiv had to leave his work and currently his daughter go to work in private firm. Because She is the sole earning member of his family, at present, they have only source of income. He was taking treatment at Holy Spirit Hospital, Andheri Mumbai and he has spent close to Rs 3.5 lakhs. The chemo is far from over, but he does not have another Rs 15 lakhs to complete treatment. He is struggling to collect the remaining amount that can save his life.
"I do not have the privilege to give up. I have three kids, the eldest daughter is now just completed graduation & only income generated. My family completely dependent on me. I have to look after my wife & my father as well. With so many responsibilities on my shoulder, how can I give up and leave them all alone?" said Sadashiv.
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Sadashiv and his family have exhausted all their funds with the treatment so far and do not have the money to afford the rest of his treatment. Without the timely treatment, Sadashiv will never recover. At present, the family has no source of income and are struggling to make ends meet.
He needs our help. Your contribution can help Sadashiv get the treatment which he deserves.