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Help Sumeer With His Heart Surgery And Kidney Transplant

Dear Donors,

Sumeer Kumar, Sumi as we fondly call him, is a 45-year old former Tamil Nadu state cricketer and a personal fitness consultant. He has been suffering from acute renal failure and has been on dialysis since 2012. He underwent a cadaver kidney transplant in 2015 but for reasons unknown, the transplanted kidney started failing in Dec 2018. This forced him to restart dialysis thrice a week since Jan 2019. Really tragic for a man who is a teetotaller, ardent spiritual practitioner and has always led a disciplined and principled life!

Needless to say, this has forced him out of a regular and active professional life, leading to great strain to him and his family including his wife Maryann and his two young kids (7years  & 3 years old).

Left with no other practical option, his wife Maryann aged 35,who is the primary earner since 2011 decided to be a donor. The  second kidney transplant was originally scheduled for April 7th, 2019. 

While they were preparing physically and mentally for the transplant, a serious but unfortunate event unfolded on March 19th. Sumi,  while undergoing dialysis suffered an aortic dissection Type A , which when not immediately treated is life-threatening. He was urgently wheeled into an open-heart surgery which lasted 7 hours. The sad irony is that he underwent the surgery on the day he was turning 45.

Thanks to Sumi’s spartan and stringent lifestyle, sportsman and fitness regimen, the surgery went well and he was moved to the critical care unit for 72 hours. He will be recuperating in the hospital for up to a week with constant testing and monitoring.

We in the immediate family and friends continue to provide moral, physical and financial support to Maryann and Sumi, praying for a rejuvenated return. Despite this, Maryann and Sumi need financial assistance to tide over this crisis period which is likely to last post June/July 2019, when the second kidney transplant may be allowed.

To share an indication of the financial burden, let me share some data points.
  • Current surgery and post-operative care: INR 15 Lakhs
  • 2nd Kidney transplant surgery and post-operative care : INR 8-12 Lakhs
  • Immuno-suppressant medication and support for Sumi: INR 10,000.00 per month for at least 1-2 years.
Total indicative expenses are INR 28 Lakhs (USD $ 40,000). Maryann will not be able to work professionally (event management) for at least 2 months post her participating in the surgery. This adds to strain.
The current funding position is as follows;
  • Insurance cover : INR 3.5 Lakhs USD $ 5000 (coverage is low because of his pre-existing conditions and past transplant)
  • Cash in hand from savings: INR 2.00 Lakhs (USD $ 2850)
  • Immediate family support: INR 3.00 Lakh (USD $ 4286)
  • Deficit : INR 21 Lakhs approx.. (USD $ 30,000.00)
While we are reaching out to extended family members and close friends, we seek the contribution of the larger benevolent community to help transition Sumi’s family through this trying phase and help reset their life.

To substantiate the amount needed, we are sharing information on the current expense status and other related information, which we hope will give a picture. We will continuously update the usage of funds and also share progress of the family recovery.

We say thanks to the doctors, physicians and support staff at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai, India for the caring and artful support to Sumi and bringing him back from the brink

Thanks for hearing our plea and praying for Sumi and his family. We owe the larger world a debt of gratitude.
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17th October 2019
Sumeer is recovering well , is walking and keeping himself positive and motivated to speed the healing. Doctors are also very positive about the readings of creatine levels and other vitals. We are very pleased to share this news with you all, and are in constant gratitude for all the prayers, blessings and good wishes showered by one and all.
Sumeer is recovering well , is walking and keeping himself positive and motivated to speed the healing. Doctors are also very positive about the readings of creatine levels and other vitals. We are very pleased to share this news with you all, and are in constant gratitude for all the prayers, blessings and good wishes showered by one and all.
17th September 2019
Sumeer's kidney transplant surgery was done successfully and he is recovering well. The donor has been discharged from the hospital and is in good health too. We wish to thank each and every one of you for your prayers, support and good wishes which has brought us this day. Looking forward to share more such positive news regarding Sumeer's recovery with you all very soon...
Sumeer's kidney transplant surgery was done successfully and he is recovering well. The donor has been discharged from the hospital and is in good health too. We wish to thank each and every one of you for your prayers, support and good wishes which has brought us this day. Looking forward to share more such positive news regarding Sumeer's recovery with you all very soon...
7th September 2019
Hi folks
The good news is that Sumeer's kidney transplant surgery has been finalized. Its been a long and painstaking process which included reverting to dialysis, multiple rounds of testing, inordinate bureaucratic challenges on various legal approvals. Now onto the next step, the transplant surgery which is scheduled for 11th Sep 2019.

The surgery is being performed at the Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, India. Doctors have advised that the surgery is a very high risk due to various complications, he has had over the past few months, especially related to his heart function. Apart from this, the donor is live and has a different blood group. This adds to the complications.
Doctors have also advised a minimum 7 months recuperation time for complete acceptance of the kidney, which involves very high end medicines and post surgery rehab treatments.
The hospital has advised a INR. 15-16 L approx estimate for the surgery. This includes cost of hospitalization, surgery, rehab of the donor, special medication and treatments required for the next 6 months to ensure that the kidney is fully accepted. As per medical protocol this is the most normal to expect!

Due to significant post surgery complications in April 2019, Sumi & family had to invest approximately 7 L beyond the original estimate to recuperate. They have had to draw on your contributions beyond the planned budget. Hence the need to increase the goal amount.
We pray that, all of you will shower the same kindness and understanding as you have done till now.
Thanks
Pradeep (Sumeer's eldest brother)

 





Hi folks
The good news is that Sumeer's kidney transplant surgery has been finalized. Its been a long and painstaking process which included reverting to dialysis, multiple rounds of testing, inordinate bureaucratic challenges on various legal approvals. Now onto the next step, the transplant surgery which is scheduled for 11th Sep 2019.

The surgery is being performed at the Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai, India. Doctors have advised that the surgery is a very high risk due to various complications, he has had over the past few months, especially related to his heart function. Apart from this, the donor is live and has a different blood group. This adds to the complications.
Doctors have also advised a minimum 7 months recuperation time for complete acceptance of the kidney, which involves very high end medicines and post surgery rehab treatments.
The hospital has advised a INR. 15-16 L approx estimate for the surgery. This includes cost of hospitalization, surgery, rehab of the donor, special medication and treatments required for the next 6 months to ensure that the kidney is fully accepted. As per medical protocol this is the most normal to expect!

Due to significant post surgery complications in April 2019, Sumi & family had to invest approximately 7 L beyond the original estimate to recuperate. They have had to draw on your contributions beyond the planned budget. Hence the need to increase the goal amount.
We pray that, all of you will shower the same kindness and understanding as you have done till now.
Thanks
Pradeep (Sumeer's eldest brother)

 





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Goal: Rs.1,000,000

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