Save my 13-Year-Old From Cancer

Why I Am Fundraising?

My name is Patha Ghosh. My 13 year old son is suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Few months ago he started falling ill and we took him to various hospitals to find out the reason for his continuous fever and back pain. Finally, the doctors advised us to undergo a test and we were shocked to fiind out he is suffering from cancer. We had to stop his studies as he had to be admitted in the hospital. I don't have a permanent job and did any job that came my way. I worked as a driver for some years. I don't have much savings and my son's treatment is now supported by my friends. He is undergoing treatment at Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai. 

I have set up this campaign with the hope of receiving support to continue my son's treatment. We need 10 lakhs to complete his chemotherapy cycles and supportive care. He is getting treatment as an out patient. We managed to find a small place near the hospital for rent. We are unable to manage the rent and the treatment expenses. Any support at this time will be of great help.

How Will The Funds Be Utilized

Funds collected through this campaign will be transferred to Apollo to support the treatment expenses. I have attached the estimation letter from the hospital below.

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17th October 2016
Dear Supporters, 

I am Uthra Nagarajan, an Open Fellow with Milaap. Siddhartha Ghosh and his parents were in Chennai recently for a check-up and I got a chance to know about Siddhartha’s health. 

I met the family in a small rented room where they stayed for three days, near Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital in Teynampet. Siddhartha’s general check-up was over the day before and he was resting, watching cartoons on the television, when I arrived. After offering me sweets, the family expressed their gratitude towards Milaap and the donors for having helped them through tough times. 

Siddhartha’s health has improved and he is on the fast track to recovery. The general check-up revealed a good complete blood count (CBC). “However, he contracted chicken pox a few weeks ago and is taking medication for it,” said Partha Ghosh, his father. “Apart from the medication, he still has around three years of treatment to undergo for his condition.” His next test, a lumbar puncture, is scheduled in the second week of November. 

Since Siddhartha was diagnosed in the middle of his school session, he won’t be able to start school until the next academic year. “I will go back to my old school near my house,” beamed Siddhartha. He studied in Bengali-medium curriculum and his favourite subject remains the same - Bengali. “I also like sports and am looking forward to having a lot of fun at Diwali,” he added. 

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Supporters (427)

Hari donated Rs.1,001

Get well soon dear :)

Mitali donated Rs.10,000

My prayers and good wishes are with you. Get well soon, Siddharta :)

Kapil donated $50
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
Mamata donated Rs.2,500

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Regards, Mamata

Anonymous donated Rs.500