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Help The Thomas Family Heal And Rebuild

Dear friends,

I’m reaching out to you in the event of a personal tragedy. On January 20th, 2019, my father Sosa Thomas left this world.  He was suffering from Stage 4 Leukemia and survived less than 3 months after diagnosis. My family was intensely involved in the treatment process, with many sleepless nights and trips to the hospital. Despite a combination of both chemo and alternative therapies, he caught a fatal infection. In his last days, he could not even speak.

My family is overcome with loss and needs some time to grieve and pick up the pieces. I left my job and came to Bangalore to be with my dad during his treatment. Between the loss of income and the costs of treatment, we have exhausted all our money. The medical treatments would not have even been possible if not for the generous help from family and friends, to whom we are deeply indebted in love and in kind. Financially and in every way, we are on the precipice. Any buffer we can get will help us as we rebuild our lives.

I am utterly humbled by this experience, and reminded as vividly as possible that whatever I am, whatever I have, is by grace alone. His last few months were a powerful reminder of grace, and the magnanimity of family and community. It has also got me feeling more motivated than ever to be an instrument of grace in others’ lives, and thus continue the legacy my dad left behind. He was a man who gave generously even when he had little.

Anything you can contribute will be deeply appreciated and remembered.  If you are not able to contribute financially, that is totally fine. We could use all the love and positive vibes we can get.

Only love,
Philemon

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TOTAL COST OF DAD'S TREATMENT: 710,223 INR
     Hospitalization and pharmacy: 632,737 INR 
     Herbs and supplements: 57,486 INR
     Special foods (anti-cancer diet): 14,000 INR (estimate)
     Transportation and miscellaneous: 6000 INR (estimate)
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7th August 2019
Dear friends,

Things are looking up for the family and this would not have been possible if not for each and every one of you. We are all working now, the house has got some much needed repairs, and the office dad had in the house is freshly painted and ready to be rented out. Some health interventions for mom are in progress, and in a few days I will be taking her to a naturopathy centre in Kerala.

We are indebted to you in love. If you want to connect with us or need a place to stay when you are in Bangalore, please don't hesitate to contact me. :-)

Love,
Philemon
Dear friends,

Things are looking up for the family and this would not have been possible if not for each and every one of you. We are all working now, the house has got some much needed repairs, and the office dad had in the house is freshly painted and ready to be rented out. Some health interventions for mom are in progress, and in a few days I will be taking her to a naturopathy centre in Kerala.

We are indebted to you in love. If you want to connect with us or need a place to stay when you are in Bangalore, please don't hesitate to contact me. :-)

Love,
Philemon
28th May 2019
Dear donors,

The fundraiser has been successful, bringing us much relief and allowing us breathing space to make the right decisions as we move forward.

The funds will be used for
1. Setting up a gravestone on dad's burial place.
2. Renovating dad's office (attached to the house) so we can rent it out and help mom have a monthly income for the upkeep of the house.
3. To help mom implement a home-based business idea.
4. Medical checkups, health care and health insurance for mom. Including a stay at a naturopathic centre in Kerala.
5. Plan a trip for mom to visit her 6-month-old grandson in the US.
6. Clearing a credit card debt incurred from dad's hospital bills.

We cannot thank you enough for your generous support and contributions. We are deeply moved by your kindness and indebted to you in love.

Always,
Philemon <3
Dear donors,

The fundraiser has been successful, bringing us much relief and allowing us breathing space to make the right decisions as we move forward.

The funds will be used for
1. Setting up a gravestone on dad's burial place.
2. Renovating dad's office (attached to the house) so we can rent it out and help mom have a monthly income for the upkeep of the house.
3. To help mom implement a home-based business idea.
4. Medical checkups, health care and health insurance for mom. Including a stay at a naturopathic centre in Kerala.
5. Plan a trip for mom to visit her 6-month-old grandson in the US.
6. Clearing a credit card debt incurred from dad's hospital bills.

We cannot thank you enough for your generous support and contributions. We are deeply moved by your kindness and indebted to you in love.

Always,
Philemon <3
28th April 2019
Dear Donors,

Hope you are all doing well. As we slowly come to terms with our loss and the void it has left in our lives, your love and support has been an amazing reminder that we are not in it alone, and are surrounded by more angels than we knew.

We are still a short way off from reaching the minimum goal of 3.5 lakhs we had in mind when setting up this fundraiser.

Some friends have asked for a little more time to pitch in with their support. Also there are a few networks I haven't yet found time to share the fundraiser with. So I am extending the fundraiser duration by 3 more weeks to reach our goal.

Thank you SO MUCH for standing with us in this journey. Each one of you is a blessing we cannot forget or cease giving thanks for.

 Requesting your continued support in sharing this with your networks so we can reach our goal.

Lots of love,
Philemon
Dear Donors,

Hope you are all doing well. As we slowly come to terms with our loss and the void it has left in our lives, your love and support has been an amazing reminder that we are not in it alone, and are surrounded by more angels than we knew.

We are still a short way off from reaching the minimum goal of 3.5 lakhs we had in mind when setting up this fundraiser.

Some friends have asked for a little more time to pitch in with their support. Also there are a few networks I haven't yet found time to share the fundraiser with. So I am extending the fundraiser duration by 3 more weeks to reach our goal.

Thank you SO MUCH for standing with us in this journey. Each one of you is a blessing we cannot forget or cease giving thanks for.

 Requesting your continued support in sharing this with your networks so we can reach our goal.

Lots of love,
Philemon
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Rs.400,001 raised

Goal: Rs.400,000

Beneficiary: Philemon Thomas info_outline

Supporters (101)

Akshay
Akshay donated Rs.2,114
T
Troy donated $250
JR
Josh donated $10

Blessed Love

TP
Tomis donated $15
A
Amy donated $25
AM
Aditya donated Rs.2,500

Full power to you and your family! You got this! Aditya Mehta from Canadian School, Bangalore.