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Support Mrs. Komal's Heart And Lung Transplant Surgery Fund

Satara man struggles to gather funds for wife’s heart-lung transplant. 
“She has taken the diagnosis of her health condition very positively. She gives me hope that all will be well soon. But, right now, I have a mammoth task ahead of me and that is to gather funds for her treatment, apart from praying to get her the right donor at the earliest,” said Dhiraj Godse.
Godse is a 30-year-old resident of Satara who has been running from pillar to post to save his wife’s life who is diagnosed with an end-stage lung and heart disease. His wife, Komal requires transplant of the organs.
Komal is admitted at Gleneagles Global Hospital in Chennai for her treatment and Godse is leaving no stone unturned to help get her a second lease of life.
The Godses came to know of Komal’s health status in September 2016.
“Ever since her diagnosis in Satara, she has been treated in at least three hospitals in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore. But, with every new admission, her condition started to worsen. When transplantation was suggested, I was really worried about how I will manage all this and the cost. At present, I am getting some help from friends and family members and I also seek help from various trusts and organisation. I am knocking on every possible door from where I can expect funds for transplantation,” said Godse.
Komal, who was a lecturer in the same college as Godse, married him in 2015. Initially, she complained of vomiting, but a few tests revealed that she was diagnosed with an end-stage heart and lung ailment.
“Komal is enthusiastic and is full of life. We both would walk 5km every morning. I don’t know why this is happening to her? But I will not leave her alone and will put in all my efforts to save her. Finance and funds for the treatment is currently not enough, but I am very hopeful that I will save my wife,” said Godse.
So far, Godse has spent Rs8 lakh to Rs9 lakh and requires additional Rs35 lakh for transplantation. Komal is by Dr Sandeep Attawar, Program Director and Chair Cardiac Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplantation at Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai.
“When she came to Chennai, she was quite sick and was admitted in the ICU. She was put on medication to stabilise her lung blood pressure to improve her right heart function. We also had to reduce her oxygen dependency as she was on hyper mass oxygen support, but not on ventilator. In such a type of disease, there is no medical treatment; transplantation is the only way to save the person. She needs a heart and bilateral lung transplant because her heart’s right side is weak,” said Dr Attawar.
He further added, “The cost of a transplant is high because of the medication involved post-transplant as well as during the surgery, where we make sure that the body does not reject the organ and the new organ continues to serve its purpose in the body.”
Primary pulmonary hypertension is an intrinsic disorder in the blood supply of the lung. It means blood vessels of the lung, which are quite thick in nature, and they progressively get thickened right from childhood to early adulthood, which makes the lungs stiff. Then the blood pressure keeps increasing and that causes excessive load on right side of the heart. Because of the damage to the lung, Komal’s right side of the heart started to become increasingly weaker and began failing. Dr Attawar says Komal has been responding well to therapy in last 48 hours and was moved from the ICU to a private room, where she is under observation and on a very low oxygen flow. Dr Attawar optimistically expects her transplantation in three weeks as soon as she gets a suitable donor and required funds.

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28th June 2017

After a very long and difficult surgery and two weeks in the ICU, we came to understand the meaning of second chances. Earlier this month, Komal passed exams allowing her to finally bid farewell to the hospital and to say hello to her new life. 

Her check-ups are frequent and the rehabilitation requires a lot of work.

We are very happy to report that she has returned back to life just a few weeks ago. She is continuing to recover well, and she is focusing her energy on gaining strength and weight. The sunshine is also doing its share as our spirits are high and we have an eye on a bright future. 

We recognize that this most wonderful accomplishment that would not have been possible without the selfless act by all you wonderful supporters. 

Thank you so much. 
20th June 2017
Dear Supporters, 

Komal underwent the surgery and has been under observation. She has been taking soups and we are hopeful to start solid intake soon. She cannot talk much but responds to conversations! All this would not have been possible without your support and this man - Dr. Sandip Attawar.

He is nothing less than a God to Komal. He took the surgery as a challenge when no one was willing to take it up. Dr. Sandip took the initiative and started personal counselling for Komal and said, "Medication is just a treatment Komal, only your Will Power will win us."

Then he first planned the pre and post transplantation. Finally when the donor was available in Madhurai, the entire team came together to bring them to Komal. Given the heavy traffic, they decided to air lift the organs to make sure they are viable for the transplant in time. 

The surgery went on 9 hours and he walked out the surgery with a hopeful smile. A face none of us will ever forget. Komal's is the first case of both heart and lung transplant.  It was Dr. Sandip and his team's confidence that has given Komal a new life!

13th June 2017
Dear Supporters.

Here is an update regarding the campaign.

Komal has not yet undergone her transplant since the family is looking for a donor right now.
She is still in the hospital and waiting on her operation.
She is third in the queue to get the transplant done.

Thank you for the wonderful support you have all shown.

Team Milaap.
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Anonymous donated Rs.2,000
about 1 year ago
Anonymous donated Rs.500
about 1 year ago
Ganesh donated Rs.2,000
about 1 year ago
Pramod donated Rs.2,500
about 1 year ago

Get well soon

Dhiraj donated Rs.1,000
about 1 year ago

Get well soon..

Pravinkumar donated Rs.2,000
about 1 year ago