A Grim Diagnosis
In April 2017, Sanjit started experiencing some discomfort in his stomach. He went to a local doctor who, in turn, recommended complete body check-up along with an ultrasound. Upon finding the presence of water in his stomach, the doctors conducted a colonoscopy, only to find a tumor in his colon.
"We didn't waste any time, we immediately gave a go-ahead for the chemotherapy. Despite everything, his condition kept getting worse. Over course of the hospital stay, his cancer began spreading to different parts of his body. After realizing that his condition isn't likely to get any better at Apollo, we recently shifted him to Max hospital. It's just, I feel, that we are nine months late in doing this", says his brother.
After shifting him to Max Hospital, the doctors here recommended immunotherapy -- a treatment that is mostly at an experimental stage in India. Although expensive, it the best shot Sanjit has at containing his cancer and thereby eliminating it. As of now though, the doctors have started with slow chemotherapy to gauge his body's reaction to the centralized treatment
While happily settled until a year back, both Sanjit and his younger brother have no source of income at present. So far, they have spent close to Rs 60 lakh on his treatment and are expected to arrange for more Rs 25 lakhs. They have liquidated all of their saving and have nothing left now.
"My brother has been sick for past nine months. He did not marry and has only our parents to look after him. But they are also old and unable to extend the care required for a cancer patient. For quite some time, my brother was put on a liquid diet as he couldn't stomach the solid food. Even today he requires a person's support to use the bathroom.
How Can You Help?
Sanjit has largely led a lonely life. He has worked hard and been a good son to his now aging parents. He deserves a life that is not shrouded in pain and suffering. In order to survive, he needs to undergo a treatment that is prolonged and expensive. Even your smallest contribution can be of immense help to him.
Funds raised through this fundraiser will go towards his treatment.