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Please help me bring my mom back. She’s suffered 85% burns.

Please help me bring my mom back. She’s suffered 85% burns.

I never thought a regular Saturday evening would change our lives forever.

On 29th April 2017, Saturday at 4 pm my mother suffered 85% burns at home. After being refused admission at a private hospital, we rushed her to Municipal Hospital in Kandivili, where after admittance they said her chances are minimum and there's not much that they could do besides administering painkillers and giving her fluids through an IV line.

On the timely advice from another doctor, we somehow managed to bring her in time from Kandivili to Airoli at The National Burns Centre in the night.

She's admitted in their ICBU (Intensive Care Burn Unit) currently. Her condition is very critical.

It's been 5 days now, and they are doing their best to treat her and bring her back.

I want to do the best I can for her, but given the expenses, it is becoming extremely difficult for me.

We are a family of four and I am the sole earning member. My father passed away in 1994. Me, my wife and brother live with my mother at Mira Road. I am currently using whatever funds we have. Relatives and friends have been more than helpful with their time and money.

But it is not enough.

The estimated cost of hospital treatment is around Rs. 7.8 Lakhs plus medical bills, pathology tests, blood and blood products and miscellaneous requirements. Currently Rs. 50,000 per day is required for all the above things.

The total cost of the treatment is expected to go up to Rs. 20 Lakhs or more.

My mother has given me everything and made me who I am. I don't want to fail her when she really needs my help right now. I will never be able to forgive myself if I do.

I request all of you to help me give my mother a fighting chance at life in whatever way you can. I shall forever be grateful for your generosity.

I'm attaching the particulars of the estimate and her hospital details below. Please feel free to call me or the hospital for more details.

Name: Kastur Karande
Age: 56 years
Burns: 85%

Treating doctor: Dr. S. M. Keswani.

ICBU Bed No. 5
The National Burns Centre, Airoli.

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29th May 2017
Dear Supporters.

We would like to inform you that we have processed all refund requests we have received till 23/05/2017.

The rest of the funds have been utilized for the campaign

Thank you for the support you all have shown in this time of need.

Team Milaap.

16th May 2017
Dear Supporters,

I'm Archana Karthik, daughter of late Kastur Karande.

I'm sorry for the slight delay in updating you about the current situation.

My mother passed away at 4 pm on Sunday, 7 May, 2017 after putting up a brave fight for 9 days.

I’d like to believe she’s in a much better place now, away from all the suffering and pain.

Your wishes, prayers, love and support went a long way in helping us be stronger and focus fully on her treatment.

I want to personally thank you for your contribution.

The thing is we have not utilised even a rupee of the funds yet. After speaking to the Milaap team, here’s how we could proceed with the funds raised so far.

  1. You can request for a refund by replying to this email within 7 days. Milaap team will initiate the same. Also, just a heads up, it usually takes 9-10 days for the funds to reflect in your bank account. 
  2. We can create a welfare fund in the memory of my mother which can help a person in urgent need. We will keep you posted about the beneficiary case and Milaap will regularly update about their progress. Here's a campaign where surplus funds were used to support another child in need. (Refer to the update posted on 28th September 2016
The choice is yours. I request you to please let us know by replying to this email.

We feel involving you in this decision is the right and sensible thing to do.

I request you to please let us know your decision by sending your reply to and marking a copy to (campaign organiser's id).

Again, I want to thank you all for your support during these trying times.

Sincerely yours,
Archana Karthik
d/o Kastur Karande

Ps. If we do not get a response in 7 days we will consider that you agree that your donation can be used towards any other campaign chosen by us

8th May 2017
Dear Supporters,

We have some unfortunate news to share. Sanjay's sister Archana informed us today that their mother Kastur Karande passed away yesterday evening.

Our hearts go out to this mother who endured so much pain and fought so hard for her life. Sanjay will soon post an update with more details.

Sanjay is thankful for all the care and support that you have shown to Kastur. It has been extremely tough on the entire family. We hope that they find strength in this time of grief. May Kastur's soul find peace. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Team Milaap
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raised of Rs.1,500,000 goal

195 Supporters

Beneficiary: Kastur Karande info_outline

Supporters (195)

Unk donated Rs.2,000
about 1 year ago
Dhaval donated Rs.1,000
about 1 year ago

She will definitely get cured.

Rupesh donated Rs.2,500
about 1 year ago
Nabamita donated Rs.2,500
about 1 year ago

Wish her a speedy recovery...

srashti donated Rs.2,500
about 1 year ago
Anonymous donated US $10
about 1 year ago