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Help 10-year-old Yogananda fight aggressive blood cancer

“Our government card does not work in Bangalore, so we mortgaged our house and went begging for our child's life to everyone we knew. Seven months, we struggled – skipping meals, barely managing. But just 20 days after the chemotherapy was over, cancer came back.” – Srinivasulu, Yoganand's father

Yoganand was in class 4 when he had to stop school and come to Bangalore for cancer treatment. He doesn't know he has cancer and just thinking about injections makes him cry. He wants to go back home and play with his little sister. But he needs treatment for his aggressive, high-risk blood cancer. His father is a daily-wage farmer and no matter what he does, he cannot afford it.

Despite treatment, Yoganand's cancer relapsed in less than a month

Everyone calls Yoganand Nani at home. He is a quiet thoughtful boy, who adores his little sister. He was always prone to fevers and cough. But last November, suspecting something worse, the doctor asked for a blood test. Once the results came, Yoganand's parents were advised to immediately go to a 'big' hospital in Bangalore.



“We were worried, but we never thought it would be something so big. The doctor near our village suggested KIDWAI. That's where we finally learnt that he had cancer. From then, there has been a weight on our minds. We finished his treatment there, but his cancer was back. They even asked us to seek better treatment because his cancer was severe.” – Maheshwari, Yoganand's mother

Chemotherapy is no longer enough for Yoganand

Doctors have told the family that chemotherapy is no longer enough. The production of cancerous cells in his body is not stopping despite treatment. Yoganand needs a bone-marrow transplant along with chemotherapy so his body can completely restart the production of normal blood cells. It is this child's only hope of getting better.


Yoganand still feels very scared of needles and thinking about treatment upsets him

His parents simply don't have the courage to tell him what he has

Yoganand has been living in Bangalore since last November when his cancer was first diagnosed. His parents are despondent because every round of chemotherapy is getting impossible for them. While they have told Yoganand that there is a problem in his blood, the truth is they are scared of what will happen if he doesn't get treated.



“If I find work every day in a month – even then, I only earn Rs 3,000. We saved, we sold off our small farm, even mortgaged our house. We have borrowed Rs 3 lakhs from people – begging to save our child. It will all be for nothing if we stop treatment now. There is no way someone like us can arrange Rs 55 lakh needed for a bone-marrow transplant." – Srinivasulu


How you can help

Yoganand's parents Srinivasulu and Maheshwari are struggling to even meet their basic needs. They have left their daughter with a relative while they care for Yoganand in Bangalore. Arranging for this expensive procedure to save their child is simply impossible for them.
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10th October 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support!

Yogananda has completed 8 cycles of chemotherapy as of now. He was admitted in the hospital for the chemotherapy. He will undergo the bone marrow transplant by the end of this month. His mother has been identified as a donor.

It is our humble request to you all to please keep sharing the campaign as much as possible as we need funds for his treatment. We are not very stable financially and have taken loans for his treatment.

According to the calculations based on the cost of treatment, we will require around Rs. 25 Lakhs more and we have already spent Rs. 10+ Lakhs. Please support us as much as you can as every penny counts.

Thanks you all so much!

Regards,
Srinivasulu
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support!

Yogananda has completed 8 cycles of chemotherapy as of now. He was admitted in the hospital for the chemotherapy. He will undergo the bone marrow transplant by the end of this month. His mother has been identified as a donor.

It is our humble request to you all to please keep sharing the campaign as much as possible as we need funds for his treatment. We are not very stable financially and have taken loans for his treatment.

According to the calculations based on the cost of treatment, we will require around Rs. 25 Lakhs more and we have already spent Rs. 10+ Lakhs. Please support us as much as you can as every penny counts.

Thanks you all so much!

Regards,
Srinivasulu
21st September 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the love and support you have shown towards Yogananda.

Currently he is undergoing 5th cycle of chemotherapy. He is responding well to the treatment. Previously, he had breathing issues and he was in ICU due to the side effects.

Once the 5th cycle is completed, doctors will be able to advise on the transplant.

Please pray for his health and speedy recovery.
Regards,
Srinivasulu
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the love and support you have shown towards Yogananda.

Currently he is undergoing 5th cycle of chemotherapy. He is responding well to the treatment. Previously, he had breathing issues and he was in ICU due to the side effects.

Once the 5th cycle is completed, doctors will be able to advise on the transplant.

Please pray for his health and speedy recovery.
Regards,
Srinivasulu
23rd August 2018
Dear Supporters,


Yogananda is due for  chemotherapy in 3 days time, following which he will be ready for Bone marrow transplant. We will keep you posted on his progress.

Regards,
Sneha
Dear Supporters,


Yogananda is due for  chemotherapy in 3 days time, following which he will be ready for Bone marrow transplant. We will keep you posted on his progress.

Regards,
Sneha
Rs.1,356,517
raised of Rs.5,500,000 goal

350 Supporters

Beneficiary: Yogananda S info_outline

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Anonymous donated Rs.10,000
about 6 hours ago
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Anonymous donated US $10
about 16 hours ago
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Anonymous donated US $10
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Prasanthni donated Rs.1,000
2 days ago

Get well soon Yoganand. We all will have you in our prayers

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Akila donated US $50
3 days ago
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Anonymous donated Rs.5,000
3 days ago

God bless you and you will be recovered soon