This was very unexpected, and we all in our family were shocked and couldn’t believe as we had no family history of any kind of cancer. We all were totally unprepared for emotional, mental and financial costs that would ensue. Amar is a bright and very intelligent person. Whoever meets him, he puts a smile on their face. He has been working as a technical architect at Infosys, a well renowned software company based in Bangalore. He is the most caring and gentle person you will ever meet.
He was diagnosed in early November of 2016 in India, when he complained of tremendous painful ache in the bones especially his backbone. He could not walk , turn or sit up. We found out after tests that he had multiple lesions, fractures and compacting bones.
He was admitted to the hospital where his treatment started which included multiple tests almost everyday, hospital/staff fees, specialists/doctor’s fees, continuous stay in hospital, radiation therapy and ongoing chemotherapy.
He will also undergo an expensive, long and painful autologous stem cell transplant procedure soon, from PGI, Chandigarh.
But he has recently developed an infection. For many days he had constant high fever and high kidney creatinine (Cr) level. So doctors have stopped chemotherapy and delayed the stem cell transplant until we can control his fever and Cr level.
He has shown tremendous courage and spirit in this incredibly tough time for him. But this battle is still far from over. This is a very tough time for the family and every member is tirelessly contributing towards Amar's fast recovery. Amar's parent's are retired and Amar is on loss of pay Since December and can't bear the financial burden alone.
So, far, the treatment cost involved to stabilize his condition, battle the pain from his injuries, start treatment for his disease and to counter the side effects, has been huge. The entire insurance cover and almost all of family's savings have got exhausted.
Coming up for him are his remaining chemo sessions followed by autologous stem cell transplant . Estimated immediate costs are attached as annexures.
Hence, we need your support in this desperate hour. Pls help Amar in his ongoing battle to beat this cancer.
I will continuously keep posting updates of his health and progress of his treatment.