Target ₹ 600,000/-
Raised ₹ 101,457 /-
43-year-old Sunil Sahoo, a patient suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia, is a farmer hailing from the outskirts of Kolkata. Responsible for his mother, wife and fifteen-year-old son suffering from a brain tumor, Sunil garnered an additional responsibility upon diagnosis for his disease.
From what began as a fever with chills, Sunil was prescribed routine medications by a local doctor. After two months of no improvement, Sunil was advised to go to the AIMS Hospital in Kolkata, 60 kilometers away from his hometown. Despite the distance, Sunil traveled to the AIMS hospital and was advised a blood and bone marrow test upon arrival. The results of both of these tests revealed Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Helpless, and far from his family, Sunil was refused a bed for admittance into this hospital due to the vast number of patients already admitted. Sunil had no option other than to travel to the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai for more effective treatment and further management of his progressive disease.
Already struggling financially from spending approximately Rs, 12,00,000 for the treatment of Sunil’s son, Sunil was forced to borrow money from relatives and sell the entirety of his farm, the sole source of family income, to cover the initial phase of his own treatment. In order to allow Sunil to complete his treatment in entirety, Sunil is in need of an additional Rs. 6,00,000. Once treated completely, Sunil wishes to return to his family in Kolkata and return to a responsibility that Sunil holds above his own illness: acting as a pillar of support for his ailing son.