Target ₹ 600,000/-
Raised ₹ 95,457 /-
Furi Bibi, a 43-year-old female farmer, is responsible for her husband and four children, three of which are school-going children. With a monthly income of Rs. 6,000, the Bibi family struggled to make ends meet on a month to month basis. After Furi was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, the Bibi family garnered an additional emotionally and financially draining responsibility.
After suffering from the symptoms of a fluctuating fever, generalized weakness and body ache for approximately four months, Furi was taken to a local doctor. There, the local doctor prescribed ineffective routine medications for two months. When Furi’s health began to deteriorate despite being prescribed medication, Furi was taken to an affordable municipal hospital, 40 kilometers away from her hometown. Furi’s condition was beyond the scope of the municipal hospital and as a result, Furi was referred to the Kolkata Medical College Hospital where she was further investigated. After undergoing a blood and bone marrow test, Furi was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Despite being diagnosed with this rapidly progressive and extensive disease, Furi denied being admitted for over two months fearing financial incapability. After her ailments worsened, Furi was left with no choice other than to travel even further than she had before to the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai in hope to bring her disease under control. Upon arrival, Furi was charged Rs. 1,50,000 for the intensive phase of her treatment. After arranging money from her personal savings and a loan taken through family friends and relatives, Furi exhausted all of her funds. An additional Rs. 6,00,000 is needed to complete her treatment. Upon completion, Furi wishes to be reunited with her husband and children in Kolkata and fulfill her role as a mother to the best of her ability.