My name is Amit Gulati (age 30 yr) and I am raising funds for my medical expenses. I am suffering from 4th stage Lung cancer (NON-SMOKER). Initially, I had a cough which started in the 1st week of August (2020) and I had tried every antibiotic prescribed by Doctors but still, the cough did not go away and because of the Covid time, the doctor was avoiding checking properly otherwise it could have been detected at the first stage. Cancer was diagnosed in the last week of September month, I have started taking medicine on 23rd October. My treatment is going through National Cancer Institute, AIIMS Jhajjar.
I was taking Ceritinib since Oct’20 which now have failed working and I have only two options left with, first is the next line of treatment that is the next line of oral medicine which is very costly, around 1.6 Lakh (cost estimation is attached from NCI, AIIMS) per month which is not imaginable to afford, and the second option is chemo which I have opted because I have no other option and there are 25 to 30 % chances that chemo may or may not work.
I have been a non-smoker all my life but When lung cancer was diagnosed, it changed my life completely because being a non-smoker, how can I expect or, even no one can expect to be diagnosed with Lung cancer, as it generally happens to those who smoke(but in general cancer can happen to anyone as we all have cancer cells in our body), but there is a hope in my type of lung cancer is that I am ALK+ (found only in non-smoker lung cancer) and with the advancement of new targeted therapy, people are living longer than before. There is hope but for that hope, I need money so that I can continue to live. There are lots of people around the globe who are still living happily (with all the side effects) even after being diagnosed with ALK Lung cancer 15 years back but with the help of medicines and proper guidance.
I was a martial art trainer and used to train people but now because of cancer even I am not able to walk properly (I run out of energy every time I try to put some pressure on my body). To keep moving, I need your support.
As I will need to have at least 1.6 Lakh per month to buy the medicine, so I request you to kindly contribute towards my treatment and help me during this time of need. Each contribution is important! And all of your contributions will give me more time to spend with family.
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I am grateful for your help and wishes.