Our friend Suma Bhattacharya was diagnosed with 'Multiple Myeloma' in December 2015. 'Multiple Myeloma' is a cancer of blood plasma cells and bones.
Both Suma and her husband teach in a government aided school. They have always contributed in various social activities and poverty alleviation programmes including assisting weaker students by way of free coaching and financial help. The couple is also raising their adopted girl child who studies in class VIII.
SUMA NEEDS TO UNDERGO BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION
Suma is being administered Chemotherapy since December 2015 and is now ready to undergo Autologous Stem Cell Transplant (ASCT) popularly know as Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT). It will be done at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Howrah under the supervision of Dr. Rajib De on 18 Jan 2017.
Till date over Rs. 3.5 lacs has been spent on her therapies and hospitalisation. An estimated amount of Rs. 10 lacs will be required for the planned therapy including ASCT after which follow-up treatment for approximately 2 years will also be required.
AN APPEAL FOR FINANCIAL ASSITANCE
Being school teachers, their savings are inadequate for such expensive treatment. Besides, they have the responsibility to raise their adopted daughter, give proper education and get her settled in life. Suma needs financial assistance for her treatment and hence we appeal everyone to come forward and help her fight the dreadful disease.