Supra Das Mahapatra, mother of a student I taught during my studies at IIT Kharagpur, is fighting with adenocarcinoma (lung cancer). A month back, she noticed uneasiness and fell unconscious. After examination, it was found out that her lungs are filled with some fluid and upon further diagnosis , cancer was detected. Doctors in Christian Medical college have told that it's in advanced stage and cancerous tissue can’t be removed by surgery. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy in Apollo Chennai. Doctors have advised 4 cycles of chemotherapy initially to help restrict further cancer growth and will decide further course of chemotherapy looking at the results.
I have known her for 5 years and she has treated every student who came her home for any work or anything like her son. Always offering something to eat, treating everyone with great love. Now she is in need of some funds to fight with the disease. She belongs to a middle class family and lives in an old Bengali rusty home. The money they had has been exhausted in initial treatments, tests and diagnosis. The cost of 1st 4 cycles of chemo is 2lakhs and further treatment can cost an unknown amount. She is at a stage to stop treatment because of lack on money as bearing these expenses are getting next to impossible for her small family. We have decided to help raise 5 lakhs for her so that she can carry on with her initial treatment and take a call on further as advised by doctor. Let’s all come together and help a mother in fighting cancer.