I'm creating this fundraiser for Mounika T. She's the niece of my colleague at Teach for India.
Mounika is 19 years old and currently residing in Hyderabad, Telangana. She is the eldest daughter in a family of 5. Her father used to work as Taxi Driver until recently before he lost his job. Her mother works as a Maid trying to feed the family.
Mounika was forced to discontinue schooling post 8th grade and is presently working as a Sales Girl earning a meager salary of 5000/- per month.
Since about a month ago Mounika has been experiencing pain and couldn't afford to consult a doctor. Finally, when she consulted a doctor at NIMS, Hyderabad and underwent tests they found the following:
- Splenomegaly (Enlarged Spleen)
- Cystitis (Significant wall thickening of urinary bladder)
- Complex right Ovarian Cyst
Mounika's parents can't afford basic medical care, let alone afford a surgery. Enlarged spleen if left untreated can lead to rupturing of the spleen resulting in various complications. Her right ovary is not distinguishable indicating the damage done by the cyst.
With swollen legs, she is unable to even stand anymore. Due to the pain, her hunger dies away as she can't consume food properly. Her condition is deteriorating everyday and needs immediate intervention.
Your help will go a long way in ensuring Mounika receives the care she deserves. Please do contribute any amount you can and we would be very grateful.