Support Prachi Recover From Ulcerative colitis | Milaap
Support Prachi Recover From Ulcerative colitis
of Rs.400,000
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    Created by

    Nikhil Jayswal
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Prachi Pardeshi

    from Pune, Maharashtra

Prachi was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when she was 15 years old. It's a chronic incurable ailment that affects the colon. Treatment is expensive and aimed at symptom control. Her disease has troubled her since then. Despite the magnitude of problems, she graduated with a BBA degree in 2015. She got married in 2017, and became a mother to a sweet girl, Siya, in 2018. Since 2019, her ailment became severe and she was in a lot of pain. On investigation, it was found that her intestines are not in good shape, and emergency surgery was required. Her large intestine was completely removed and she was given a 'stoma'. A stoma is an artificial opening created in the stomach through which the contents of the intestine is emptied into an external bag which has to be cleaned and replaced from time to time. Fortunately, a j-pouch surgery can give her a new lease of life and she can live a pouch-free life.

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.

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