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Appeal for shashank Created by shashank

Basic Information
Donate By : 31-July-10
Name: shashank
Age: 32 years
Sex: Male
Diagnosis: Cancer
Status: Others
Filled in by: Relative
(He is my son)
My son, Shashank aged 25 yrs, had been diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma in 2008. Previous to that, he had complaints of frequent fever, weight loss etc. On routine checks, Hodgkins Lymphoma was diagnosed. Immediately, he was rushed to TMH, Mumbai for further treatment. He received 8 cycles of ABVD regimen chemotheraphy. Within 2 months, the disease showed early relapse, for which he was given salvage chemo, followed by Autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) at Apollo Hospital, Chennai. In April 2009. All these chemoes cost me around 5 lakhs and the ASCT itself cost me about 10 lakhs. I am a single parent, working with the Railways. Since I needed to be with my son, and also because I needed funds, I took VRS from Railways in Jan 2009. Part of the treatment cost I could fund through my settlement dues and the rest was helped by my family. Now, on a routine check, it seems his disease has come back. Now doctors have suggested 3 cycles of chemo (each costing around Rs 60,000) followed by Allogenic stem cell transplant, which would cost about 15 lakhs. The total fund requirement would be around Rs 20 lakhs. I may be able to raise about Rs 5 lakhs through family & friends but still I have a deficit of Rs. 15 lakhs. My pension is also quite small, since I did not complete 30 yrs of service. I have no other source of income. Though my son is working now, he will have to put in his papers once the treatment starts, because the Transplant is a highly sensitive procedure, which requires him to be indoors for atleast a year. My source of income would be my small pension only. Hence, it is impossible for me to get my son treated properly.
Appeal Summary
I am a single parent and a retired government employee. I took voluntary retirement in the year 2009 to look after my Son who has been suffering from Cancer. From 2008 we have spent approximately Rs. 16 lakhs. My friend and family has helped me a lot. The treatment suggested now would cost another Rs. 20 lakhs. I will be able to raise around Rs. 5 lakhs. However would require 15 lakhs for the Bone Marrow Transplantation. Also, my son would have to resign from his job as doctors suggest that he would need to take a year to recuperate. This means he would no longer earn the salary of Rs.31,000. This would add to our fund crunch. Would appreciate if everyone would come forward to help us during our times of need

Authenticated Documents

Document - 1  ( Interview of the Parent/Patient )

Family Background
Job: Team Leader - Genpact
Head Of The Family: Not Mentioned
Office/Colleague's Address
 Sanyam Mehta - Phase 4 Office
 Udyog vihar
 Tamil Nadu,
Telephone: 09811071044
E-mail Id: Not Available
Residential Address
: flat no. 343, platinum heights,
  sector 18B, Dwarka, New Delhi
  West Delhi,
Telephone: 9582187116
Total Monthly Income: RS 64000
Earning members: 2

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Disease Description
hodgkins lymphoma relapse.


Authenticated Documents

Document - 1  ( Medical Record )

Hospital Details
Address : SECTOR 38 ,
District Name : Gurgaon
State Name : Haryana
Country Name : India-122002
Contact Number: 01244141414
Doctor Name: DR. ASHOK VAID

Authenticated Documents

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Fund Requirement
Fund Already Spent by Family : RS 1600000
Fund Requirement : RS 2000000
Fund Collected so far: RS 500300
Fund Shortage: RS 1499700

Donor NamePledged AmountReceived AmountReceived On
vipul malviyaRs. 300Rs. 30021-06-2010
External Funds

Donor NamePledged AmountReceived AmountReceived On
Friends and relativesRs. 500000Rs. 50000017-06-2010
No Records Found
No Records Found
Medical Records
Document - 1 
Hospital Authorisation Letter
Not Available
Interview of the Parent/Patient
Document - 1 
Second Opinion
Not Available
Interview of the Patient/Parent's employer
Not Available
Other Documents
Validation TypeStatus
Seen/Met the PatientYES
Met or Spoke to the DoctorYES
Met/Spoke to the Patient's ColleagueYES
Visited Patient's ResidenceYES
Spoken to the Patient/Family memberYES
Comments ( 2 )
Do share the document from the hospital which confirms that Shashank is undergoing treatment there along with the cost of treatment. Currently there is no way anyone can verify that.

yes. it is true right now i dont have any such papers but shashank will be going for chemotheraphy from 24.06.10. the Hospital has been requested to provide the document, which will be collected within a day/two. HOwever, his treatment records are available at Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon under Dr. Ashok Vaid.

Authentication Score
Funds Needed
RS 2,000,000
Funds Raised
RS 500,300

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