Why Am I Fundraising?
My name is Vittal and I come from Gadalegaon village, Bidar district. My 13-year-old Son, Akshay Kumar is diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML), a form of blood cancer.
He complained of rashes and he was bleeding from nose. We took him to a doctor at Sholapur. Later he was referred to Kidwai, Bangalore. Specialists at Kidwai referred him to Narayana Hrudayalaya for Bone Marrow Transplant.
Akshay Is The Son Of A Poor FarmerI am a farmer and my wife, Sunitha, works part time in the my village. We have 4 children and it what we get from farming that feeds all of them.
To save my son, I took a loan of 2 lakhs which I already spent for Akshay's treatment. Since I have to be with my son in the hospital, there is no one to take care of farming. I didn't have money to pay for my daughter and she had to quit college due to this. My elder son is working for daily wages to get some money to feed us all.
Akshay's Doctor Recommended A Bone Marrow TransplantationAkshay is being treated at Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital. He completed chemotherapy last week with the help of Mazumdar Shah Medical Foundation. Akshay's doctor recommended a bone marrow transplant is the best option with an approximate long term survival rate of 70%. Fortunately he has a completely HLA matched sibling.
The doctor informed that he should undergo the transplant next week. Since we have a matching donor, approximate cost of procedure is 14-16 lakhs.
How You Can HelpI need your support to ensure my son gets this transplant done. For me this amount is impossible to collect but as a father this is last option I have to save my son.
Requesting you all to support me. Funds raised through the campaign will be utilized for Akshay's bone marrow transplant.