Target ₹ 50,000/-
Raised ₹ 32,409 /-
A 33-year-old rickshaw driver, Chattu Bag, lives with his wife and two children, in West Bengal. In early 2019, he found a painful ulcer growing in his mouth. He immediately consulted a doctor in the village, who gave him some medication to alleviate the pain. However, the ulcer continued to grow in size. The doctor then advised Chattu to get a biopsy, which subsequently diagnosed the young man with tongue cancer.
Determined to find treatment, Chattu and his wife left behind their two little children and set out to the nearest city, Kolkata. Doctors in the city recommend an extremely expensive surgery that Chattu deemed unaffordable.
Based on a friend’s recommendation, he then decided to travel further and come to Mumbai, with hopes of seeking treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital. However, he did not have enough money for the journey and was therefore forced to sell his only valuable asset, his rickshaw.
The sole breadwinner of the family, Chattu has now exhausted all his financial resources. However, he still needs Rs. 50,000 so that he can complete his treatment and return home, to his children.