Help Deepak Fight Cancer And Fulfill His Dream Of Becoming A Doctor

Deepak Kumar has had 17 years of very hard life. Deepak's family lives in a one-room tenement in Ranchi, struggling almost every day to make ends meet. Despite the hardship, Deepak has an excellent track record. He topped his school (Vivekananda Vidya Mandir) in CBSE Class XII (Biology) this year.

Besides being academically brilliant, Deepak is like fresh air. If you speak to Deepak or meet him away from his home, you will have no idea how much hardship he encounters every day. His enthusiasm and positivity is remarkable and contagious.

Deepak had been to a counselling session for admission to a medical college in June this year, where he sustained a minor injury. Following this, he developed a progressive swelling on his left foot, for which he was given symptomatic treatment and was sent to Delhi for an open biopsy. He was then taken to CMC (Vellore).

Doctors at CMC discovered that he has Stage IV A bone cancer (Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma)! It started at the ankle and then spread to his lungs and both kidneys. His spinal cord is affected because of collapse of T7 & T8. In the picture, you can see that he is using Taylor's Brace in order to support his spine.

We are a group of people who were sponsoring Deepak's education. Just when we thought Deepak was on his way to achieving his dream, this news hit us like a bolt. While the situation is very bleak, we're not ready to give up hope. Not so soon.

Deepak's father (Mr. Shiv Shambhu Dwivedi) is a Security Guard and earns about Rs 9500 a month--the only source of income for the family of four (Deepak has a younger brother). It is impossible for him to meet the expenses of the treatment on his own, but he is also a man of hope. "Main Deepak ke liye sab kuch karoonga," (I will do everything possible for Deepak), he says confidently.

Deepak says, "Mentally main strong hoon, bas yeh kharab lag raha hai ki ek year lose ho gaya," oblivious to the extent of damage the cancer is causing inside him.

The only hope for Deepak is to receive good and timely treatment. Obviously, this is going to be a long, tiring and very expensive journey. He will take the prescribed treatment at Ranchi and will be required to visit Vellore periodically.

This is an appeal to contribute generously. Your monetary contribution can help this bright kid fight cancer and live to follow his dream. Who knows, how many lives he might end up saving as a doctor. Your contribution will be used to meet's Deepak's medical and associated expenses. Those of you who believe in prayers, do pray for Deepak.

Thanks.
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11th November 2017
Dear Supporters,

Here is an update on Deepak.

Deepak is taking chemotherapy sessions at Ranchi as directed by the doctors of CMC, Vellore. He has had two already; the third one is due on 18th Nov. After completing five sessions, he will visit CMC for further investigations and the doctors there would suggest the future course of treatment.

Your donations and kind words are a source of strength for Deepak and his family. So far, Deepak's medical and associated expenses at AIIMS (Delhi), CMC (Vellore) and RIMS (Ranchi) have cost Deepak's father more than Rs 1.5 lacs. Your donation is helping him partially settle his debts that he had taken to meet these expenses. He is getting back the confidence that lack of finance won't come in the way of Deepak receiving timely treatment.

Out of the total donations collected so far, approx Rs 57,000 has been transferred to Deepak's father's account. I have requested Milaap to transfer approx another Rs 10,000. This will be a significant support for him, both financially and mentally. Every transfer request is accompanied by relevant bills and invoices.

The collection drive has now hit a low. There's hardly any new donation coming in and we've not even crossed the 1 lac mark. While I am deeply grateful to you for your contribution, I seek another help. Please spread the word. Please talk to your friends and family about the case. Please write about him and share the donation link ( https://milaap.org/fundraisers/savedeepak ) via social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.

Thank you for your love and support.

Regards.

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Pankaj donated Rs.500
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Sameer donated Rs.5,100

Best of luck for your future. Stay strong, never lose hope.

AS
Anjali donated Rs.2,500

Hope he gets well soon!

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Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
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Amit donated Rs.5,000

All the best. God bless you.

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Anonymous donated Rs.100