My mom's kidneys have failed, not her spirit! | Milaap
My mom's kidneys have failed, not her spirit!
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Need Rs.20,00,000
  • Lucille

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    Lucille Pereira
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Mrs. Valerie Pereira

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra


My mother, Mrs. Valerie Pereira – 68 years, is a CKD patient (Chronic Kidney Disease) & is currently undergoing Dialysis at Breach Candy Hospital since January 2015. Her case has been quite complicated, especially in finding access points for her to undergo dialysis sessions. In a course of 2 years, she has undergone about 8 surgeries, to find a working point for the catheter to be fixed. Most of the access points on her chest were closing up due to a condition she has, called Deep Vein Thrombosis, which causes blood to clot and ultimately block the catheters.

Usually, each catheter could last for about 2 years, and she is currently on her last access point. Due to weak veins on both hands, and a failed fistula attempt; fistulas too is not an option. A complicated surgery done last August was a miracle, and has kept her going since then. She has had smooth dialysis sessions for over a year now.
This leaves us with the next best solution for her – kidney transplant. We have researched hospitals across Mumbai to find out which hospital is the best for kidney transplant, (especially the complicated cases). Global Hospitals, Parel seems to be the best fit. My mother may also be given extra ranks, given the urgency of her situation, especially with her thrombosis condition.
Here is where I will need all the help & support I can get. The cost of the surgery and post-operative care (& dialysis until she gets a kidney) is quite high. Our monthly medical expenditure for the last 3 years have been 70,000/- on an average (not counting the surgery costs – about 10 lakhs) and it has taken a huge toll on our savings and living expenses and it continues to do so.
I am reaching out to you’ll so that I can make her journey towards heath & healing an easier one. I really want to see her hale & hearty, living a good life.

Here is a breakup of the costs involved in the transplant procedure.
Transplant surgery: 9 Lakhs
Anti-rejection drug (post surgery) : 1 lakh
Cost for Dialysis (2 years@40k per month): 10 lakhs
Total: 20 lakhs
*All costs are approximate as any medical expense depends on actuals
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the nudge, support and love. This decision is a step in the direction to redemption and courage to dream about a good life for mom. I would appreciate every little penny and it will go a long way to helping us get out lives back on track.
I will keep you updated about the progress I make.
Thank you for making this happen for my mom.

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