Eesha needs your urgent support in fighting GAD Antibodies | Milaap
Eesha needs your urgent support in fighting GAD Antibodies
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  • Shashi

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    Shashi Sharma
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Eesha Sharma

    from Hyderabad, Telangana

Story

This is an initiative by the Mother & friend of Eesha Sharma.

Eesha, 31 is suffering from GAD Antibodies which is rare in India (1 on 10lakhs). Her problems include neurological syndromes like Stiff person syndrome (SPS), Cerebellar ataxia along with Hypothyroidism.
Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase Antibodies (GAD Ab), the white blood cells which protect our body from all kinds of diseases are attacking instead of protecting her.

It all started in 2014 while working at Google. She used to get unbearable stomach pain, she couldn't walk fast, we ignored it thinking it's because of hormones, when we got her tested, there were cysts in her gallbladder & got admitted to a hospital and to our surprise we came to know she had PANCREATITIS too which was infecting every part of her stomach slowly. We got her gallbladder removed and took proper medication for PANCREATITIS.

Later in 2015, she started experiencing heavy pain in her stomach jerking like a football inside and slowly realized her speech and walking started being different than normal and ultimately her walking & speech became like a robot till today and when we got in touch with the doctor who treated pancreatitis, it wasn't related and suggested visiting various other doctors like psychiatrists etc.

We continued visiting many well-known doctors throughout the year but no one came to know her exact problem instead they kept on suggesting various tests and finally in 2016, after 2 years of suffering through severe pain, we made it to NIMS Hospital Hyderabad, they saw her symptoms unable to talk, walk like normal, & couldn't bear the lights and sent a blood sample for a test to France and got diagnosed as GAD Antibodies. It was affecting her body real fast and got her first treatment done and she couldn’t eat single grain for 6 months, used to vomit whatever she ate.

The treatment includes various injections of monoclonal antibodies and medicines continuously. We managed to continue further treatments, check-ups, and other tests till January 2020 but slowly our finances got dissolved hence unable to bear the expenses.

She can't live a normal life like you all, but is in need of treatment, from 2 years she didn't get it done because of our financial problems. Without treatment, her head shakes more and she starts feeling uneasy. At this time she is given a sponge bath, as her whole body shakes. She is on the bed the whole day. A few days she just sits the whole day because of head and body shakes, her hands too get numb, I just feel all these problems will end her and as a mother, I’m unable to see her in such a position and feel a little bit lost. It's very hard to understand what she goes through daily. Most nights she cries and thinks that morning doesn't come as it scares her a lot now. Every day she is scared to see the next day. Being a mother I can just pray for help now.

Please join this fundraiser for helping us in getting her treatment (12 sittings) which costs ₹3,00,000/- (Injection charges + hospital charges). All recent documents and certificate are uploaded below.  Please help me to get her out of this cage.

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