Hi, I'm Gable and I'm here to raise funds for my mother, Gratia Mascarenhas, 60 years, who has been diagnosed with Locally Advanced Breast Cancer (Stage 3).
In March when Mom noticed an anomaly in the chest, she first tried naturopathy medicine to avoid a surgery, but it only got worse and nearly doubled in size. Last month we got a biopsy done as the pain was unbearable and she was told that the growth was an advanced cancer. Luckily it had not spread, and we hope and pray it won't!
My siblings Anjelo, Cibel and I are contributing whatever we earn whilst our father, Kenneth Mascarenhas, 71 years, continues to find work to support the family.
My dad runs the family Tiny Tots Nursery School. It is very small (25 children) and for simple people, but was our primary source of income. For the last 2 years we have had no income due to Covid Lockdowns. This severed our finances.
We are unable to afford the treatment ourselves. We delayed the treatment initially by trying to shift to a national Hospital as it offers complete financial aid but did not due to the long waiting periods. As the cancer was growing and needed urgent treatment, so we decided to begin the chemotherapy immediately at another Hospital closest to our home.
We begun the first session of chemotherapy after mummy borrowed some funds herself.
So far we have spent around Rs. 75,000 on diagnostics only.
The first two cycles of chemotherapy went well.
In the next weeks we need to arrange funds for the upcoming chemo sessions and surgery. The estimate is Rs. 5,56,000 that is for estimated 8 cycles of chemotherapy and the the surgery. I decided to go step by step and keep the goal closer to current costs. If need be I will increase this if situation calls for it and I have concrete estimate from the hospital.
After doing all I could, I appeal to your generosity for donations.
Every little penny will be of immense help.
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