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Help my student from a remote Sikkim Village with kidney transplant

Samten Lepcha, from a very struggling family in West Sikkim village, needs about 7-8 lakhs INR for a kidney transplant (her sister is the only earner in the family). Please read below to know the details.

Samten Lepcha is one of my students from a very remote village in Sikkim (Upper Bullung, West Sikkim). I am running this fund raiser on his behalf. I am a teacher (Teach for India Alum) and teacher educator. In the photo, circled one is Samten and I myself ison right side, in yellow t-shirt. While I was teaching in a small village in West Sikkim, Samten was my student. Not able to pay for his own education, our school, Sikkim Himalayan Academy, sponsored him for his entire school education (LKG till class 12).
Later he started studying in a government college in Sikkim.
Recently both of his kidneys became non-functional. For last couple of months he is under dialysis in Ananalok Hospital in Siliguri, West Bengal.
Samten has no father, he has mother, a brother and an elder sister. Her elder sister is the only earner in his family and she recently got a low-paying job under one family one job scheme in Sikkim.

Each dialysis itself costs about 1500-2000 Rs and he has already gone through about 20 of them. Currently the family is living away from home renting a small place near the hospital and its been already very difficult to pay for everything.

The transplant will take place in January, only after doctors start his mother's treatment (potential donor) on January 10th. The actual transplant might take place in Kolkata and will cost anywhere over 8 lakhs as estimated.

I am trying to raise as much as possible through this campaign. Please help my student.

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5th March 2020
Dear All,

Thank you for your continuous support and contributions.

There has been some setback recently as the patient's mother was not fit enough to donate her kidney. But the good news is that his elder cousin brother looks set to be able to donate his. And the place for transplant has also been almost finalized as New Delhi.

The family and well-wishers are preparing for the process. I will keep you updated on the progress.

Thanks,
Arnab Thokder.
Dear All,

Thank you for your continuous support and contributions.

There has been some setback recently as the patient's mother was not fit enough to donate her kidney. But the good news is that his elder cousin brother looks set to be able to donate his. And the place for transplant has also been almost finalized as New Delhi.

The family and well-wishers are preparing for the process. I will keep you updated on the progress.

Thanks,
Arnab Thokder.
30th January 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for your support and hearty donations, we were able to come this long because of you all

Sapten is undergoing dialysis about 2-3 times a week at Anandolok Hospital in Siliguri, West Bengal. Since his mother is facing health issues because of her old age, the transplant is being postponed and there is a fear that she might not be able to donate but we are praying for fortunate circumstances. For now, I'm supporting them financially to some extent for their personal expenses.

Kindly continue supporting them and praying for them.

Regards,
Arnab.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for your support and hearty donations, we were able to come this long because of you all

Sapten is undergoing dialysis about 2-3 times a week at Anandolok Hospital in Siliguri, West Bengal. Since his mother is facing health issues because of her old age, the transplant is being postponed and there is a fear that she might not be able to donate but we are praying for fortunate circumstances. For now, I'm supporting them financially to some extent for their personal expenses.

Kindly continue supporting them and praying for them.

Regards,
Arnab.
27th December 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support so far. We hear that Samten Lepcha is still undergoing treatment. To help raise the rest of the amount for the treatment faster, Milaap is offering a 15% matching on all the payments (till the funds last).

This means for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 150 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.15X the impact.

Please come forward to help Samten Lepcha to undergo the treatment faster and recover soon!!

You can help via the following methods:
1. Clicking on the donate now button: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-samten-lepcha

2. Donating via UPI (Tez/Bhim/PhonePe etc):
givetomlpsamten@yesbankltd

Regards,
Team Milaap.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support so far. We hear that Samten Lepcha is still undergoing treatment. To help raise the rest of the amount for the treatment faster, Milaap is offering a 15% matching on all the payments (till the funds last).

This means for every 1000 INR, Milaap will contribute an additional 150 INR to the campaign thereby creating 1.15X the impact.

Please come forward to help Samten Lepcha to undergo the treatment faster and recover soon!!

You can help via the following methods:
1. Clicking on the donate now button: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-samten-lepcha

2. Donating via UPI (Tez/Bhim/PhonePe etc):
givetomlpsamten@yesbankltd

Regards,
Team Milaap.
Rs.488,263 raised

Goal: Rs.500,000

Beneficiary: Samten Lepcha info_outline

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