Tom Needs Your Help To Fight Blood Cancer

Imagine the plight of a father who discovers his 3-year-old son has cancer when he is on a normal consultation with the doctor for a fever. Jo and Litty's journey of accepting their son's cancer is heartbreaking and makes us wonder how people find strength in tough situations.

When Their Peaceful Life Changed Overnight

JO and his wife, Litty, are from Idukki District in Kerala. Jo is a farmer and Litty is a homemaker. Tom is their only son and attends Anganwadi in their village. Their peaceful life changed overnight when Tom was diagnosed with Leukemia (B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). Tom is currently admitted in CMC Vellore for advanced treatment. According to the doctors, the ideal treatment for this disease is chemotherapy followed by Stem Cell Transplant. The estimated cost of the Stem Cell Transplant would be as high as Rs. 50, 00000.  Jo is not in a position to raise such a huge amount as his only source of income is farming.

This Mother Has No Answer To Her Son's Questions On Returning Home

Tom's day starts by visiting the doctor and returning to the small rented place near the hospital. His relatives who came over gave him few toys to play with and he treasures these by keeping it near his bed. When he is done playing with his toys, he is reminded of his village and his friends. He goes to his mother and hugs her tight. Litty knows what he is going to ask her next but she has no answer. She has tried telling him that he has to stay at Vellore till the doctor's say so but he is not convinced. He wants to know more.

At these times, Jo and Litty try to distract Tom by discussing his favourite games. What else can they do? They need him to stay happy and smiling and are ready to do whatever it takes to.

How  Can You Help Tom

Tom's father and relatives are trying their best to raise the funds but it's a huge amount and the expenses might increase if the chemotherapy continues. Time is very crucial and your timely help can help this farmer's son.
Funds collected through this campaign will be transferred to the hospital to expedite the process and continue the treatment.

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Please find the letter from Hospital with details

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23rd August 2016
Dear Supporters,

The stalemate situation with Tom’s stem cell transplant continues. The identified donor is out of Country and not in a position to donate the stem cells. Incidentally doctors in CMC are of the opinion that no other partially matched donors are good for transplant at this stage. Because of this the Chemotherapy sessions are still continuing. He just finished the 7th round of Chemotherapy. He needs to get admitted for the 8th round next week. Tom and family are still continuing in Vellore and they just completed 6 months stay in CMC Vellore. Please keep praying for Tom.
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