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Help Nithyashree Undergo Renal Transplant

I am Nithyashree a 25 year old resident of India. What started as an episode of typhoid, 2 months later was diagnosed as a complex kidney disease in it’s fifth stage. Since then it has been a struggle to keep up with the piling medical bills. The illness took a massive toll on me, both physically and mentally. So I had to quit my job earlier in February of this year.

We were not anticipating the cost of the treatment to be this high. We have already spent all our savings on the treatment so far and were helped along the way by some close friends as we had to do multiple rounds of plasmapheresis and also an operation to remove both my kidneys as my anti GBM antibodies count was not coming down.

Now as I await for a transplant, Doctors at Madras Medical Mission have stated the first step is to again do plasmapheresis  in order to bring my anti GBM antibodies under control and I need to undergo blood purification through dialysis 3 times a week for another 6 months. I need to undergo 20 sessions of plasmapheresis every alternate day without skipping any sessions. In order to avoid missing any sessions, it is only possible once all the funds are arranged. In the meanwhile I am having to continue to do additional dialysis.

Each Dialysis session costs Rs 1,850 and each plasmapheresis session costs Rs 34,000. The transplant costs another Rs 7 Lakhs. The expenses going forward will be between 15-16 Lakhs. Additionally there will be expenses after the operation as well. Below is the doctor's letter detailing the costs required until my operation from now on.

My dad is an electrical contractor but has barely been able to get any contracts off late and with the real estate market at it’s low point, the signs for recovery seems bleak. I had to put my treatment on hold due to lack of funds and the entire family is stressed and drained both financially and mentally.

With this campaign, I want to reach out to each one of you to help me and my family in these tough times. My parents are trying their level best but I can see the stress on them as receiving financial assistance is very tough.

I have attached the hospital's estimate letter. Request you to please contribute and help me undergo this treatment.
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21st May 2017
Dear Supporters,

This update is long overdue, but I did not have much to tell all of you and things were not going to plan. Although the doctor had given the go-ahead for the operation, the lack of sufficient funds did not permit us to move forward. The doctor had indicated that I will have to do multiple rounds of plasmapheresis (which is very expensive) just before the surgery to assist with to ensure suppression of the antigen post-operation. Already the operation and the post-operative costs require substantial amounts and adding the above was a burden. So, for the time being, I am still on regular dialysis which is slowly eating up the funds. I know all of you have gone out of your way to help me out during my initial troubled phase and for which I will forever be thankful. I request you to share this widely as I am still trying to collect more funds to meet the target goal set in Milaap in order to take care of the operation and post-operative cost.  Without meeting the target goal it would literally be impossible to do the operation. I am also scared that if there is a delay in reaching the target then the dialysis and tests that I am doing will take up a portion of the existing funds that have been allocated. Already a lot of the fund received so far has gone into doing plasmapheresis and dialysis. If any of you have contacts with any organisations that do help in this instances please do let me know as to how I can approach them as well.

Thank you once again for all the help you have done in the past and for reading my update and for having me in your mind.

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