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Medical Support for Nimal – December 2020

Nimal is paralysed from waist down. The tragedy hit her about 18 years ago when she was studying in 12th grade. She had a fever and during the treatment the doctor administered a wrong injection which made her paralyzed from waist down. A hip replacement surgery was done to make her walk, but that made her condition worse. They have very little land which is mortgaged for her treatment. MicroCharity continues to support Nimal for last 8 years.The family is struggling with her medical expenses and frequent hospitalizations.

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Kidney surgery for Alan

11-year old has been suffering from vomiting and stomach pain for the past 6 months. He was taken to a private hospital where they diagnosed a block in the blood vessels of the kidney and recommended immediate surgery. Since the family is very poor, they took him to a government hospital, where he has been under treatment for the past 4 months.

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Nursing School Fee for Ann Mary

Ann Mary from Kannur, Kerala needs our financial support to start her Nursing degree. Her father is a rubber tapping worker earning less than Rs.4000 a month, mother is a house wife, elder sister is working as a nurse in Delhi and elder brother is doing his degree course.The family already has a loan of Rs. 4 lakh taken for her sister’s education, which she’s paying off from her salary. Her dad’s salary is not enough to sustain their household expenses along with Ann’s education. Total fee for 1st year BSc Nursing comes to Rs. 92,000 including tuition, hostel and food.

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Surgery for Thomas Joseph

45-year-old Thomas is a hard worker, earning and supporting his family, working as a coconut picker. On the 26th of October, 2020 he fell from a coconut tree and was badly injured. Thomas was rushed to the hospital and they found that his thigh bone had two fractures.

One surgery was completed urgently, and he is recovering. After observing him, they will decide whether he would need another surgery.

Thomas stays with his wife and 2 children, Neethu and Nihil who are still in school. He was the sole breadwinner for their family, and they have no other source of income. Recently, they also lost the money they had paid as advance for a house since the deed was not proper. The family is now struggling to meet hospital expenses.

The cost of surgery and treatment comes to Rs. 1,50,000. The family has arranged for Rs. 40,000 from friends and well-wishers, but that is not nearly enough to complete Thomas’ treatment. They approached MicroCharity for financial support.

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Brain Surgery complication – Albin

30-year-old Albin is going through a very tough time in his life and needs our financial support with prayers to help him return to normal life. He was diagnosed with colloid cyst in the brain, in August 2020 and underwent craniotomy for excision of cyst on the 12th of September. He was discharged on 19th September but was readmitted on the 20th with seizures.

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Nursing college fee for Athulya Benny

Athulya Benny and family is in need of our financial assistance in completing her nursing course. Her father is working in a flour mill earning Rs.10,000 per month. Her mother Jessy has many health issues and the family had to spend a lot of money for her treatment. She also has a younger brother who is in school now. Athulya is studying at Universal College of Nursing at an annual fee of Rs. 1,20,000. They managed to pay the admission fee of Rs. 30,000 through donations from friends and well-wishers, but has no means of raising the rest
of the amount. The family has other loans, and also has to manage the continuous medical expenses for her mother. They approached MicroCharity for financial support in paying the college fee.

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Cancer treatment for Rajan

62-year old Rajan and his family is in dire need of our assistance. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer 2.5 years ago. He was treated at Amrita medical college where he had to spend a lot of money. He then went to Cochin Cancer research center at Kalamassery for chemotherapy and other treatments. The current treatment involves one injection per month for year, each costing Rs. 25,000 at a total of Rs. 3 lakhs.

Rajan was working as a manager in a hotel in Delhi. He came back to Kerala three years back and was staying in a rented house at Aluva. During the flood of 2018, he lost all his possessions. The family then shifted to a rented apartment at Kakkanad. Rajan’s wife is ill and cannot go for work. His daughter completed 12th grade and is working in a call center now. The only income for this family is his daughter’s salary, which is barely enough to cover their rent and daily expenses. The family is struggling to manage the injection costs and they reached out to MicroCharity for financial assistance.

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Dialysis charges for Rosamma

58-year old Rosamma Antony has been struggling with her dialysis expenses for the past 10 months. She and her husband were running a tea shop before she was diagnosed with kidney failure. She needs three dialysis per week at a cost of around Rs. 9000 per week. They had to close the tea shop since Rosamma must go to the hospital very frequently. She is also currently suffering from respiratory issues. The couple has 2 daughters who are already married but are in no position to support them.
The family has no other means of income and no way to raise the Rs. 36,000 needed each month for medical treatment. So they approached MicroCharity for financial assistance.

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Medical Treatment for Joy

54-year-old Joy Antappan from Idukki, Kerala has been suffering from mental health issues for the past one year, following his father’s death. 3 months back, he had to undergo a major surgery to remove a growth from his stomach. Joy also has some heart-related complications. After the surgery, his mental health deteriorated, and he had to be admitted to a mental hospital near his house. The family is not able to keep him at home due to suicidal tendencies and violence.

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Kidney Transplant for Josmy

26-year old Josmy has been suffering from kidney failure for over 7 years. She had a kidney transplant at the age of 17, her mom being the donor. But after 3 years, the donated kidney failed. She has been undergoing dialysis thrice a week for the past few years while searching for another suitable donor.

Currently, they found a donor, the crossmatch has been successful and other tests are going on for the transplant scheduled for next month. Josmy was a bright student, a fighter, and an optimist but years of treatment has made her very weak. Despite this, she faces the situation with a smile. She is from a very poor family and her father is a rickshaw driver. He has been finding money for all the dialysis, medications, and tests for several years with the help of a lot of kind souls.

Josmy is now undergoing treatment at ASTER MIMS, KOZHIKODE, KERALA. The cost of the transplant and post-transplant treatment is around 12 lakhs. For a family that is struggling to find money for their day-to-day expenses, this amount is beyond what they can manage. So they reached out to MicroCharity for financial assistance.

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