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Help Ushasree fight Cancer

“She is in the ICU, fighting every passing minute to live and I'm just watching helplessly. I don't know what I can do in a month's time. I have begged everyone I know. Even if I work my whole life, I'll not be able to make this huge amount. If I can't save my daughter, I will never be able to forgive myself."- Ramnath Chakraborty, Father of Ushasree.
 
This is the battle against time of a 27-year-old girl, Ushasree, suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the medical term for dreaded blood cancer. She is currently losing her battle due to lack of funds for treatment which amounts to around 35 lakhs (approximately $51,000).

Ushasree was born on the 10th of July, 1991 in the town of Durgapore to Ramnath and Rita Chakraborty. From her childhood she was a brave-heart brimming with life and hope. She proved to be a brilliant student by scoring 89% in her 10th and 95% in her 12th standard examination. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Physics from Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta with a whooping score of 73%. She then joined the coveted Department of Radio physics and Electronics in Calcutta University for her B.Tech degree where she performed extraordinarily again. Ramnath Chakraborty is a former inspector of quality control at ALSTOM and Rita Chakraborty is currently working at Paschinbanga Gramin Bank. Her brother is currently studying at Jalpaiguri Engineering College. At the end of her B.Tech, Ushasree secured a job at Tech Mahindra.


However, all her hopes were crushed when she was diagnosed with Blood Cancer in September 2016. The medical reports from Tata Memorial Hospital confirmed her critical condition and she could not start her prospective career in the company.


Ushasree’s treatment started at the expense of huge amounts of money. Situations became complicated as her father had retired on that very year without pension. As a result, most of the retirement benefits were spent on her treatments. However, the treatments proved to be effective and health got better. In February 2018, Ushasree again started rebuilding her career.

She joined the Department of Robotics and Automation, CSIR-CMERI (Durgapore) as a Junior Research Fellow in a Defense Research and Development Organization Govt. of India (DRDO), sponsored project. She began a new life full of hope and happiness. But due to another twist of fate, she is now faced with a bigger hurdle which she might fail to overcome. She is once again detected with blood cancer.

Currently, Ushasree is very critical and the doctors have suggested immediate bone marrow transplantation. The total cost of the operation is estimated to be around 35 Lakhs. If the operation is not performed immediately she will have less than 6 months to live. Owing to the previous treatment expenses, her family’s economic resources have been completely drained. In other words, it’s the end of the road.


Or is it really the end?


In this age of medical advancement, can’t we all put our efforts together to help this fighter win against blood cancer? Ushasree has decided to stop taking all medical aids due to the huge expenses involved. Treatment is available, the patient is a fighter, but price of the treatment is about to end a priceless life.

How you can help

Ramnath has very limited income amounting to Rs 9,000 a month. In the last three days, Ramnath has borrowed over Rs 2 lakhs to complete different tests. With Ushasree in the ICU, the costs have crossed more than Ramnath can afford. This father needs immediate support to save his daughter.

We shall be forever indebted if this platform can be used to appeal to the mass for their help in raising this humongous amount. Anybody who is kind enough to help her in her fight may contact.
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4th December 2018
Dear Supporters,

With a heavy heart and no words to express, we are sharing the last update here. Ushasree is no more.

Her condition was deteriorating for last few weeks and finally our fight stopped. Thank you all for all your support, prayers and blessings...it meant a lot to her family and friends. May she be happy wherever she is.

Regards,
Chandrani
Dear Supporters,

With a heavy heart and no words to express, we are sharing the last update here. Ushasree is no more.

Her condition was deteriorating for last few weeks and finally our fight stopped. Thank you all for all your support, prayers and blessings...it meant a lot to her family and friends. May she be happy wherever she is.

Regards,
Chandrani
29th July 2018
Dear Supporters,

Medications are going on for Ushashree before the BMT. Chemos did not show any prospect, so doctor has suggested a medicine to be imported from UK. BMT will start once some positive indication is received. Also, HLA tests for Ushasree's father, mother and a probable donor has been done.

Thanks,
Chandrani
Dear Supporters,

Medications are going on for Ushashree before the BMT. Chemos did not show any prospect, so doctor has suggested a medicine to be imported from UK. BMT will start once some positive indication is received. Also, HLA tests for Ushasree's father, mother and a probable donor has been done.

Thanks,
Chandrani
24th June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support. This means a lot to us.

Ushashree is currently having some complications. She is not responding to chemotherapy. Hence, the doctors have stopped chemotherapy for now to understand why she is unable to respond to the treatment. She is now on medication to help her with the same. She is at home now.

Her chemotherapy will resume once she gets better. We shall keep you posted. Thank you for your support.

Regards,
Chandrani
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support. This means a lot to us.

Ushashree is currently having some complications. She is not responding to chemotherapy. Hence, the doctors have stopped chemotherapy for now to understand why she is unable to respond to the treatment. She is now on medication to help her with the same. She is at home now.

Her chemotherapy will resume once she gets better. We shall keep you posted. Thank you for your support.

Regards,
Chandrani
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