In the J-Pouch surgery, surgeons will create an artificial reservoir for her bowels, using the end of the small intestine and reconnect it to her rectum. This will enable her to use the bathroom like a normal person and rid her of the stoma bag and its problems which includes the social stigma that comes with it. Being a mother, and a wife at such a young age with a stoma is a monumental task. This surgery will help experience a better quality of life.
Prachi's father suffered from a leg amputation in 2009 and is an auto-rickshaw driver. Prachi's husband is a junior salesman at an automobile showroom. Prior to marriage, she lived in a rented house with her parents. Ulcerative colitis in itself is very expensive to treat when severe. Combined with the financially strained background, Prachi and her family have been struggling to keep up with medical expenses. They have lost almost all of their savings in prior treatment and surgeries. She has been using the cheapest bag available which is not safe and has given her very severe skin issues due to contact of skin with acidic intestinal contents. She reuses the same bag which is not very sanitary either.
Hence, on her behalf, I am making this fundraiser so that we can gather funds for her upcoming surgery. I myself am an ostomate and hence, I feel obliged to help her in these hard times.