Help Mary raise money for a critical operation!

Have you ever wondered how it would feel when your life was at stake but you did not have money to go to the doctor it? A 27 year old girl from Bangalore knows that feeling too well as she struggles to scrape together money for her treatment!

For the past 1.5 years Mary has not been able to lead a normal life. Plagued by severe headaches, fever, weakness, and facial swelling, she was unable to retain her job. Her poor health condition compelled her to stay at home. During this time, multiple visits were made to different doctors but all symptoms were usually disregarded and attributed to the common flu.
Two weeks back, Mary was diagnosed with an aneurysm (a bulge or ballooning of the wall of a blood vessel) in her main carotid artery – the artery which carries blood to the brain. If not addressed, carotid aneurysms can form clots in the artery and block blood flowing to the brain. This can result in debilitating strokes that cause paralysis, brain damage or death. (Medical report has been uploaded)

Therefore, it is critical that Mary get this operation done at the earliest. However, just the operation alone costs 3.5 – 4 lakhs (Estimate of operation cost has been uploaded). Mary’s entire family (herself, her mother, and her father) is supported by her elder sister who works at a beauty salon in Bangalore. Payment for the consultation fees and tests prior to the operation itself has placed the family in debt. They currently do not possess the financial capacity to pay for an operation that is essential for Mary’s survival.

We are reaching out to you with the hope that you will be willing to donate some money – however small – so that a young girl does not have to live in constant fear for her life.
Doctor's prescription regarding the delay in surgery
Doctor's prescription regarding the delay in surgery
Estimate of Operation Cost
Estimate of Operation Cost
Medical Report
Medical Report
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14th June 2017
Dear Donors,

Our campaign is still going strong! Even though we have reached our goal, donations are still coming in. We intend to use the additional money to pay for the post-operative care.

As most of you will recall, Mary was supposed to go for her follow-up check up yesterday (13th June) and her surgery was scheduled for the 15th. However, her doctor has postponed the surgery once more and prescribed more tests. Hence, apart from getting the tests, we are also currently seeking a second opinion on the matter and will keep everyone posted on how things proceed!

We would also like to share a small message that Mary wanted us to send to you! To watch the video, you can click on the link below. Since the video is in Tamil, the English transcript is given below the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLj7AzMJ4Ng&feature=em-upload_owner

Transcript: Message from Mary to all the people who contributed to her crowdfund for her operation!

Translation: "I am Mary. I thank all of you for helping me out. I've had this problem since my childhood. The doctor has explained to me what it is but I still don't understand very well. My sister has struggled a lot for me and I thank you for helping  her out. Besides thanking you, I can't say anything else. Thank you all very much"
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Rs.410,626
raised of Rs.400,000 goal

143 Supporters

3 Days to go

Payment options: Online, cheque pickups

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Supporters (143)

M
Medha donated Rs.2,500
S
Shyamala donated $100
CG
Charu donated Rs.1,000
SS
Srirupa donated Rs.5,000
RG
Raman donated Rs.1,000

Praying for recovery

SD
Shivraj donated Rs.2,500