Jayashree Purav was diagnosed with locally advanced low rectal cancer in May 2018, needing immediate treatment. After rounds of tests and consultations including at Tata Memorial Hospital, she was advised for immediate diversion colostomy, for which she was admitted to S. L. Raheja on 26th May, 2018.
Her tumour is 8cm and needs to undergo chemoraditaion for the size to shrink before it can be surgically removed. She has been advised 6 cycles of chemo therapy followed by radition before the final surgical removal of her tumour. She has undergone her first chemo on 4th June and is due for her next chemo cycle on the 18th of june.
Since Ms. Jayshree is unmarried and financially constrained, some of her students and relatives have been pooling in funds for her treatment so far. We need your help to meet expenses for futher treatment and recovery to help her sustain until she is fit to resume her tuitions.
How much funding do we need?
We propose to raise Rs. 13 Lacs to support Jayashree’s treatment and recovery as per following break up:
- Actual expenses incurred so far include Rs. 2.89 Lacs.
The initial diagnosis, tests and admission at JC nursing home paid Rs. 20,000/- + second opinions, multiple consultations and rounds of tests – Biopsy, MR, CT at Tata, S. L. Raheja and Hinduja accounted for Rs. 36,000 + 2 days of hospitalisation at Tata Memorial Hospital Rs. 16,000 + Colonostomy surgery and 4 days in general ward at S. L. Raheja hospital Rs. 1.9 Lacs + first cycle of chemo therapy at Hinduja Hospital Rs. 27,000. (The bills for these are attached along with a doctor’s letter from S.L. Raheja outlining the course of treatment)
- Further treatment cost estimated at Rs. 5.5 Lacs + Rs. 1.5 Lacs approximately - Given the nature of her condition and course of treatment advised, Jayshree would need follow up scans, periodical tests, consultations and medications. [The estimate from Hinduja Hospital is attached for chemotherapy, radition and surgery.]
- One year of medical support: Rs. 3 Lacs approximately
As Jayshree’s case is advanced and cronic, there are monthly medical expenses to be covered for, including colonostomy bags and supplies, follow up tests, periodical scans, visits to consultants and medicines till she’s fully recovered to be back on her feet and is fit to resume her tuitions.
Jayashree Maushi is how she is fondly known by many of her students whom she gave free tuitions for years after quitting her job as a Pathologist, way back in 1980. Teaching was always her first love. A bright student herself, Jayashree wanted to study medicines until the financial conditions of the family demanded her to take up a job. Eventually, she chose to remain single along with her sister Ratna to look after her ailing mother full time, while teaching from home.
People who know Jayashree Maushi would vouch for the fact that she devoted the best years of her life to the noble cause of teaching the lesser fortunate children who could not afford private tuitions, at no fees. Anyone who was passionate to learn would be welcome at her small one-room home in a chawl in Prabhadevi. She would often be flocked by concerned mothers of dull or disinterested children as she is known to put her heart and soul into making learning fun for them.
Jayashree maushi dedicated herself to teaching so that money never gets in a way of a passionate student willing to grow and succeed in life. Currently, her medical expenses are supported by some of her old students who owe their merits to the foundations she helped them build; as well as contributions by her relatives.
We need your help to get Jayashree fight the Big C and recover strong enough to get back to her feet and continue in her mission to teach the lesser fortunate.
Update: Jayashree is resolved to fight and recover her condition with an optimistic attitude. Her body is responding well to her first chemo on 4th June, 2018. Her next chemo is scheduled for 18th of June, 2018 and the funds pooled in by her well-wishers are soon running out.
Let's help Jayashree Purav battle the Big C and set her on a road to healthy recovery.