48 year old Devadasan and family are struggling to fund his cancer treatment – surgery and post-operative expenses. He had a surgery for ulcer about 5 years back and was working as a welder at a very small income when tragedy struck. 6 months back, he fell ill and was taken to the hospital. Doctors diagnosed cancer of the stomach and intestines. They recommended a jejunotomy surgery, which was completed immediately at P K DAS Institute of Medical Sciences, Vaniamkulam.
Devadasan has been in the hospital for 20 days following surgery and is currently too weak, for them to start chemotherapy. Doctors are waiting for his health to improve before deciding on further treatment. Total expenses have already crossed Rs. 1.35 lakhs, Rs. 1.1 lakhs for the treatment and Rs. 25,000 for medicines.
His wife does small jobs as part of the Kerala government’s ‘thozilurappu’ scheme, earning very little each month. Devadasan was also taking care of his bed-ridden and paralyzed 46-year-old younger brother, and also his sister who stays in the same house to take care of the younger brother. The family has more burdens than they can carry, and with Devadasan falling ill, they have no other source of income.
They are struggling to meet his medical expenses, and reached out to MicroCharity for financial assistance.
MicroCharity approves financial support of Rs. 50,000