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Even 7 Oxygen Cylinders Every Day Can’t Keep Him From Dying


Sougata can’t say two words without getting breathless. To him, even talking feels like he’s run an entire mile without stopping. Sougata is so young, but his life depends on 7 oxygen cylinders and his wheelchair every day – his lifelines. He watched his father die of the same lung disease he has now, and he fears that he too will suffer the same fate.
He asked me to let him die when the doctors said he needs a lung transplant. He knows I can’t afford it after spending so much on his father’s treatment. He watched his father go from an active, healthy man to helplessly lying on the bed on his last day. He watched him take his last breath. He feels the same will happen to him.” – Pratima, mother

Sougata wrote his board exams in the hospital

It’s been six years since Sougata has been diagnosed with familial pulmonary fibrosis, a condition in which there’s excessive scar tissue in the lungs. Both his lungs have failed. Now his heart too is giving up on him because of the excess pressure. It’s been six long years of living on oxygen cylinders and being in severe pain. He has to drag his oxygen machine everywhere he goes.



“That didn’t stop my son. He said with whatever time he has left, he will make the most of it. He gave his class 10 board exams from the hospital. He recently gave his class 12 exams, and we had to carry 7 oxygen cylinders every day to the examination hall so that he could make it.”
Sougata is now surviving on an oxygen machine, but he needs an urgent lung transplant to live. Without this, he will be counting down to his last days.


He's a student of Nava Nalanda school, West Bengal

This single mother has been struggling to get by, but she hasn’t given up on her son

Ever since her husband passed away in 2012, Pratima has been struggling – to get by, and most of all, to keep her son alive. Friends and family have come together to help her, but now it’s not enough. The lung transplant costs 60 lakhs and Pratima has no income.



“I get pension from the bank that my husband used to work at, but that’s hardly enough. Some days I feel so helpless, but watching Sougata take everything in his stride gives me courage. He’s so brave and practical. He’s so loving. But I know how much he’s suffering. He watches the neighbourhood kids playing cricket outside…. I know he hopes that one day he too will be able to do that.”

Now, Sougata is determined to survive

Sougata had accepted his fate. He thought he wouldn’t make it, but a few months ago his doctor introduced him to a young boy who got a lung transplant. Ever since then, Sougata has been positive about his recovery. He wants to get better, study well and take care of his mother. He wants to live.  

Unfortunately, Sougata is now running out of time without a lung transplant. His mother has done everything in her power to get him treated until now. This time, she needs your help.

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30th August 2019
Dear Supporters,

I would like to inform you all that I am under the medication and also, I am under the supervision of the pulmonary rehab who are preparing me mentally and physically for the lung transplantation. Under their guidance, I do free hand exercise and cycling.

Thank You so much for all the support.

Regards,
Sougata
Dear Supporters,

I would like to inform you all that I am under the medication and also, I am under the supervision of the pulmonary rehab who are preparing me mentally and physically for the lung transplantation. Under their guidance, I do free hand exercise and cycling.

Thank You so much for all the support.

Regards,
Sougata
4th August 2019
 

Hello Supporters,

I'm writing to you all from Chennai. My name has been registered on the lists of Tamil Nadu Network for Organ Sharing ( TNOS) and NOTTO (National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation). My health condition is good, thanks to all your blessings.

Currently, I'm taking medicines that would prevent my body from any kind of infections and I'm also doing physiotherapy which includes freehand exercises, little weight lifting, cycling etc. that would help me to recover quickly after my transplantation.




I'm once again requesting everyone to pray for me so that I can get a suitable organ donor as soon as possible. Pray for me. Thanks for all your precious support. It would have been impossible for us to come for the transplant operation without your help. Will keep everyone updated. Thanks to everyone.

 

Hello Supporters,

I'm writing to you all from Chennai. My name has been registered on the lists of Tamil Nadu Network for Organ Sharing ( TNOS) and NOTTO (National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation). My health condition is good, thanks to all your blessings.

Currently, I'm taking medicines that would prevent my body from any kind of infections and I'm also doing physiotherapy which includes freehand exercises, little weight lifting, cycling etc. that would help me to recover quickly after my transplantation.




I'm once again requesting everyone to pray for me so that I can get a suitable organ donor as soon as possible. Pray for me. Thanks for all your precious support. It would have been impossible for us to come for the transplant operation without your help. Will keep everyone updated. Thanks to everyone.

19th July 2019
Hello Supporters,

I write to you all from Chennai. In the last few days I was undergoing the initial evaluation tests. They have been successfully completed and I was released from Global Hospitals Chennai on 5th July, 2019. All the tests have been completed. The tests included Blood tests, Urine test, stool test, nose swab test, Sputum test, echocardiography, EKG, Cardiac Catheterization, CT Scan, Lung Perfusion test, 6 min walk test, Pulmonary Function test etc. The reports of all these tests are all right and the doctors have acknowledged that I am completely fit for the transplant operation.

Currently I'm on diet chart and physiotherapy exercises that would help to increase my power and energy so that I can bear the complications of the operation.

The process of looking for a donor will begin after the funds are deposited in the hospital. Hence, we are transferring Rs 35L to the hospital account. Please find the letter from the hospital as below.







The doctors have told me not to worry about anything and I'll be completely fine after my transplant operation. I'm requesting everyone to kindly pray for me so that I can get a suitable organ donor as soon as possible. Thank you for all your support. Will keep everyone updated.

Thank you.
Sougata Bakshi
Hello Supporters,

I write to you all from Chennai. In the last few days I was undergoing the initial evaluation tests. They have been successfully completed and I was released from Global Hospitals Chennai on 5th July, 2019. All the tests have been completed. The tests included Blood tests, Urine test, stool test, nose swab test, Sputum test, echocardiography, EKG, Cardiac Catheterization, CT Scan, Lung Perfusion test, 6 min walk test, Pulmonary Function test etc. The reports of all these tests are all right and the doctors have acknowledged that I am completely fit for the transplant operation.

Currently I'm on diet chart and physiotherapy exercises that would help to increase my power and energy so that I can bear the complications of the operation.

The process of looking for a donor will begin after the funds are deposited in the hospital. Hence, we are transferring Rs 35L to the hospital account. Please find the letter from the hospital as below.







The doctors have told me not to worry about anything and I'll be completely fine after my transplant operation. I'm requesting everyone to kindly pray for me so that I can get a suitable organ donor as soon as possible. Thank you for all your support. Will keep everyone updated.

Thank you.
Sougata Bakshi
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