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Save Thanmay

Why I am Fundraising

My name is Manjunath. My 16 month old baby, Thanmay, is suffering from a tumor in his liver and needs to undergo a liver transplant. He was undergoing chemotherapy for the past 6 months. I am the donor for mu son's transplant. We need over 18 lakhs for the treatment. I am a taxi driver and cannot arrange for this huge amount. With the help of my income and support from friends, I managed his treatment. But now we need your support to make this happen.

Our Story

We reside in Hebbagodi of Anekal Taluk. I am taxi driver, carrying on the work for another taxi owner. Mother is a housewife. When our son was 10 months old, doctors found out through scanning that he was suffering from liver cancer. We were advised by the doctors to get the baby treated in Bangalore. We came to BGS Global Hospital. Dr. Sonal Asthana and the team did CT scan, blood test and biopsy. We spent Rs. 40,000/ for all these investigations. Doctors told us that chemotherapy is very expensive in BGS Hospital and advised us to go to Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Hebbal.  Drs. Saro and Murali examined Thanmay. They did a procedure and inserted ‘Port’.  We spent Rs. 48,000/. Cost of three chemotherapy (5 days’ stay in the General Ward each time) was Rs. 66,000/. But with Dr. Saro’s help, we paid Rs. 44,000/. After three cycles, CT scan was done at a cost of Rs. 12,000/. After this, three more chemotherapy was done. Even here, we got a concession and spent Rs. 36,000/ as against the actual cost of Rs. 62,000/. After this, we had to get the PET scan done in HCG Hospital at a cost of Rs.23,000/.

After all this treatment, Dr. Sonal Asthana and team examined Thanmay and advised liver transplant. This is to be done in ASTER CMI Hospital in Cochin as the local hospital is yet to complete the required facility and procedures. Estimated cost is Rs. 18,00,000/; we have typed copy of the details of this cost, and we will request for soft copy and make available the same.  We will make available the soft copy of the appeal by the doctor. I, Thanmay’s father, will be the donor. Doctors have assessed me and have found me suitable.  Entire procedure of assessment is costing us Rs. 48,000/.
So far, total expenses have touched Rs. 2.5 lakhs. I have taken a loan of Rs. 1.5 lakhs to meet the same. With only one income earner as a driver in the family, we are not able to go further with liver transplant unless we get the required help. Transplant has to be done at the earliest as the chemotherapy got over some weeks back.

How You Can Help

We appeal to you for your financial support to save our son. We would be very grateful for your concern, help and prayers. We are requesting the hospital team to give the bank details for making your contribution, also 80G details.

"I am the President of Cancercare, a small NGO. As a volunteer, I attended a training programme in Bangalore Baptist Hospital conducted by Dr. Stanley Macaden and his team in Palliative Care Dept. I try to do whatever help I can give to the cancer patients. That is how I was in BBH when my cousin, diagnosed of lung cancer, was undergoing chemo. Thanmay was in the next bed going thro’ chemo. That is the origin. My cousin was following up this case and she informed about transplant. I contacted Mr. Manjunath, Thanmay’s father, collected PET can report and forwarded to Dr. Stanley Macaden for his advice. Dr. Stanley in turn contacted a specialist in Delhi, and based on this, he spoke to Dr. Rajeev. After getting Dr. Stanley’s feedback, I moved further. With my niece’s help, I got information about possibility in CMC, Vellore and the cost. CMC does not have facility for paediatric liver transplant; cost of liver transplant in adults ranges between Rs. 15 and 20 lakhs".

 "I do work at BBH in an ad hoc basis as Voluntary visiting Consultant in HPB surgery for the past couple years. BBH has helped out on numerous occasions with our patients who can't really afford Corporate health care.
We decided to ask Dr Saro for help with Tanmay and she immediately agreed. That is how Tanmay ended up there. She, the Chemo Unit there and other volunteer donors have done a tremendous job and are the main reason we are now looking to treat Tanmay in a definitive manner. Dr Stanley Macaden was on the telephone a few days ago and we had discussed outcomes from Transplant for Hepatoblastoma.  Looks like we are on a roll now and should be able to get Tanmay back to full health", Thanmay's doctor.

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13th October 2016
Dear Supporter,

This is Thanmay's doctor. Very happy to inform you of Thanmay's progress. He is doing great and comes for regular follow ups. Here's a recent picture of him. He gave me a high five and a big smile before I clicked this picture. Thank you for your support. Will keep you posted on his progress.

Dr. Sonal Asthana
Senior HPB and Multiorgan Transplant Surgeon,
Aster Integrated Liver Care Team,
Aster Hospital.
24th July 2016
Dear supporters,

My name is Dr Sonal Asthana and I am Thanmay's doctor and surgeon.

Thanmay has been recovering really well over the last 2 months. Manjunath, his father and donor for Thanmay's liver is also getting back to normal routine.  Here's a photo from their regular follow ups (and a small video too)  -

It's amazing to see the support Thanmay received within 4 days of starting this campaign. As a doctor, I am overwhelmed to see donors like you coming together to help. It's your timely support that helped him undergo the transplant as planned.

5 years ago, when I came to India from the United Kingdom, my thoughts were around bringing affordable liver care to patients in India especially to children. Every year nearly 100 children die because their families are unable to afford a liver transplant.

But thanks to donors like you and generous corporate sponsors, we have able to bring hospitals onboard to reduce their costs too and provide affordable liver care to children like Thanmay.

We aim to conduct liver transplants for 10 children this year through this initiative, where every rupee from donors like you will be matched and 100% of your donation will go towards the child's treatment. We've already been to able to help 2 other children too - Anjali and Baby Dayaa

Here's the story of 6-year-old Akhina who needs a liver transplant. Click here to know more-

Her transplant has been scheduled for next week. We seek your help in sharing this campaign so more of your friends will come forward to support.

Dr. Sonal Asthana
Senior HPB and Multiorgan Transplant Surgeon,
Aster Integrated Liver Care Team,
Aster Hospital.
17th May 2016
Dear Supporter,

Thanmay has come out of his transplant operation and has bounced back to health. His liver graft donor was his father, Manjunath. He is doing well too. The family is eager to get back to Bangalore.

The team at Kochi has become very fond of Thanmay. They are sure to miss him. Once he reaches Bangalore, the team here will take on his continued care and follow-up.

Thank you for your generous contribution. Your support made this treatment and recovery possible for Thanmay. Now, he has a great chance of long-term survival and this has given a lot of hope and happiness for his parents.

Here are few photographs of Thanmay, his family and the team of doctors.

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