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Help Dinakar Fight Lung Cancer
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 Life, in all it's mundaneness, provides us the perfect illustration of the fickleness of time. The ups, the downs and then come the catastrophes that turn our world upside down as we scramble to gather ourselves and survive the storms.The storm that we talk about today is one in the lives of a couple Mr Dinakar and his wife Mrs Renukamma. Mrs. Renukamma works in our hospital and I know her from past 8 years. She is class 4 worker in our hospital who does house keeping work and with her earning it's a huge task to her to manage the crisis!! 
They have built and lived their entire lives through tough financial conditions, making ends meet with their combined meagre earnings, he as a tailor and she as a House keeping staff  in Ramaiah Hospital. And yet, they have been content even in their struggles. Until the day fate handed them cards that they weren't prepared for. A simple persistent cough turned into a two week course of antibiotics for Mr Dinakar. When even the antibiotics didn't seem to be giving him any relief, they approached the chest medicine specialists at the hospital where Mrs Renukamma works. The doctors sensed something was a miss, with the Chest X Ray and the CT/PET scan showing up some growth that they suspected could be malignant.The report states  7.4*3.3*6.2 cm metabolically active right middle lobe pulmonary mass, suggestive of CARCINOMA LUNG, with post obstructive pneumonitis in right middle and lower lobes and multiple necrotic metabolically active mediastinal and right hilar lymphnodes . A few more tests were done which included a bronchoscopy which infered possibilty of malignancy  which soon confirmed their worst fears. Mr Dinakar was suffering from SMALL CELL CARCINOMA OF RIGHT LUNG (T4 N2 M0 ; STAGE B)
Mr Dinakar and his wife were counselled and explained his prognosis and the necessity of chemotherapy and radiation therapy as a mode of treatment in view of his deteoriating condition.

Indeed times like these can be petrifying by themselves without the added worries of financial constraints. Their hand to mouth earnings never equipped them enough for even some basic necessities of life, let alone a long battle against a deadly disease like cancer.

Today as they struggle physically, emotionally and  financially to keep up with the piling medical health bills and Mr Dinakar's frail health, the road ahead seems a tumultous one. Mr Dinakar requires five cycles of chemotherapy and 30 days of radiation therapy ( 5 days a week ), something that is going to burden this aged couple more than we possibly can imagine. The cost of the  chemo and radiation should itself come up to 4 lakh, excluding the other added expenses.

At an age where struggle isn't as easy as before, Mr Dinakar and his wife grapple to come to terms with reality while still trying to retain their pride and dignity despite the emotional upheaval they are going through. And so we, as their well wishers, ask of you to find in yourself the compassion and the generosity to aid them in every little way that you can.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, "Give what you have to someone, it may be better than you dare to think." Every penny of yours counts, every effort to share the word counts. It may seem like there is no dearth of people always asking us to contribute for umpteen reasons, but we must ask ourselves this. Hasn't the Almighty been so generous in his blessings towards us and now when it's our time to give back in whatever way we can, will we allow pre conceived notions, apathy or even a mere lack of interest and time stop us from helping a fellow life traveller who is  trying to overcome a roadblock ?

At present Mr. Dinakar is undergoing readiotherapy weekly 5 times and has finished one cycle of chemotherapy with cisplatin and etoposide awaiting next cycle.

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We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. And indeed the most generous of all, are those who give silently with no hopes of any praise or rewards. We urge you to support this endeavour with your generous contributions, your heartfelt prayers and your sincere wishes that we know will surely go a long way in assisting Mr Dinakar's complete recovery.
Thank you for being patient, kind and generous. May the Almighty's blessings be on you all.

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