Why am I fundraising?
Rishab Ghosh is a loved member of our family who has unfortunately become a victim to cancer. He is a bright and intelligent 2nd year electrical engineering student at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, continuing his college studies through the Foundation for Excellence Fellowship and the Vivekananda Scholarship in India.
Rishab was diagnosed with Mediastinal Non-Seminomatous Germ cell Tumour in July of 2014. As of now, his life critically depends on continuation of treatment with chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant (BMT). Bone marrow transplants are very expensive, and will cost $38,000 USD or 25 lakhs INR.Unfortunately, his parents are poor and they have spent all of their life savings for his chemotherapy and other medical expenses for their only child. For further medical expenses, he now depends on relatives, friends and kind donors like you.
What do I plan to do with the funds?
Rishab is now having chemotherapy and would undergo radiation therapy later this fall at CMC Vellore. This will be followed by BMT, once this fundraiser goal has been met. He needs to undergo bone marrow transplant (BMT) urgently. If you are interested to be a BM donor and it matches closely with that of Rishab that will be wonderful.
Here is how your donation is planned to be spent:
- HEPA Room Stay - 1,50,000 INR ~ $2,500
- Drugs - 6,00,000 INR ~ $10,000
- Blood and Components - 4,00,000 INR ~ $6,600
- Testing and Investigation - 3,00,000 INR ~ $5,000
- Disposables - 3,00,000 INR ~ $5,000
- Cyclosporine - 1,50,000 INR ~ $2,500
- Total Parental Nutrition - 1,00,000 INR ~ $1,600
- Transplant Fees - 1,00,000 INR ~ $1,600
- Other Hospital Costs - 4,00,000 INR ~ $6,600
Rishab's Future Goals:
Rishab plans to continue his studies and become an electrical engineer after he is rescued from Metastatic Germ-Cell Tumour. He looks forward to your help. Your support to battle against Rishab’s cancer will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so very much
From: Family, Friends, Teachers, and the JU community
P.S.: A copy of the Certificate of Estimated Expense for the bone marrow (BM) transplant and other details are attached to this site.
You can do this by entering the amount you want to donate in either $US or INR on the top right and click contribute. Note!!, after clicking the the contribute button, As required by Indian law you will have to log-in with either a facebook, g-mail, or create a Milaap account. After log-in fill out your remaining card information.