24-year-old Roland's life can be saved with a kidney transplant

Roland Lepcha is from a remote village called Samthar in Darjeeling. He was born into a simple farming family working hard to make ends meet. At the tender age of 9, he lost his mother & his father could not support Roland’s education with his income. Intrinsically, this led Roland to discontinue his studies.

In the year 2014, he moved to Bangalore to make a living and support his family. He started working as a cook in small restaurant(s) earning a meagre income of Rs. 2500 /- per month (approx. $37). With his hard work and a couple of job changes later, he started to make Rs. 9500 /- per month (approx. $140) by early 2016. With this earning, he was taking care of his ailing father who still lives in his village.

Life had just begun to pick itself up for this hard working young man but for his twisted fate which had other sinister plans.

Early 2016, he started experiencing intermittent bouts of headache and fever. Attributing and believing that it was his hectic schedule as a restaurant cook, he started looking for other job options. So, he joined a course hoping to land a job in a hair salon. And, he had only started the course, when his health started to deteriorate further with the same symptoms of headache, fever and blood pressure fluctuations.

The worst was yet to come.

The thorough check-up diagnosed him to have "Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5". This meant that his kidneys had lost nearly all their ability to do their job effectively. He is currently on maintenance hemodialysis twice weekly. He is advised renal (kidney) transplant therapy in the form of renal transplant as a life saving measure and is advised to continue regular hemodialysis as a life saving treatment until renal (kidney) transplantation.

The haemodialysis costs Rs. 30000 /- per month (approx. $441) and the kidney transplant procedure would cost Rs. 5 – 7 Lakh (approx. $7353 - $10295). This expense is way beyond his means and support.

After doing our bit of help and when we were sure we would need a larger audience to meet the medical expense, we decided to write this fundraiser as a public plead of hope believing in the fundamental thought that “Hope springs eternal”.
  • A hope to make a small difference to this man’s fate by doing our little bit, by contributing in whatever capacity we can to meet the medical expenses of this individual. If it isn’t just financial, but if you do have contacts or leads who can curtail the current medical expenses, bringing it down for this unfortunate 24 year old young man, we would be more than happy to hear from your side.
We are currently looking to cover the cost of dialysis for a year and hope to find a donor by then.

“Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust”- we bring nothing and take nothing. All that remains after we have gone is the touch of “Godliness” we leave onto others” - Anonymous

Thank you & May the Good Protector bless you all.…! 
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26th December 2017
Hello Everyone,

Roland's operation is scheduled for today at 9 am IST.

Please do pray for him.

Thank you,
8th December 2017
Hello Everyone,

All the tests, medical & legal processes for the transplant is finally over. It has been a very difficult year for Roland to go through all these processes while continuing Hemodialysis. However, this has been possible for him only because of your support and prayers. Thank you so much for the generous contributions that you've made.

Roland's has been admitted to the hospital today. The transplant will most likely happen coming tuesday. The dates are not yet finalised.

After the operation, there will be a long recovery process if his body doesn't reject the new kidney. Please do pray for him.

Thank you,
Alvin Martin.
17th March 2017
Thank you all for your contribution. Roland is continuing Hemodialysis twice weekly. A person has volunteered to donate his kidney. However, tests needs to be conducted to figure out if he is a perfect match or not. Will update once the test is done.
Thank you once again for your contribution. 
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Supporters (49)

Kaushik donated Rs.1,000
8 months ago

All the best Roland....life is just a game play it well!!

jyoti donated Rs.500
over 1 year ago

Get well soon

Anonymous donated US $50
over 1 year ago
Sonam donated US $50
over 1 year ago
Akhilesh donated US $20
over 1 year ago

Hope you get well soon!

Anonymous donated Rs.3,000
over 1 year ago