Sudhakaran’s daughter, Rehna, a 16 year-old girl was diagnosed with relapse of leukemia (acute myeloid leukemia – M5) and the only lifesaving option is bone marrow transplant/stem cell replacement. She has been admitted at Amritha Hospital, Kochi from last November and has had a few courses of chemotherapy. The hospital sourced a donor from Germany as the sampling tests done on Sudhakaran and his son were not convincing enough for them to be the donors. The expense for the proposed treatment is approximately 35 lakhs.
Sudhakaran is working as an office boy in a firm in UAE and there is no way this poor family can meet this huge an expense. He has already paid the donor’s charges including the courier charges (8,300 Euros, approximately 6.25 lakhs). This is in addition to other chemo and medical expenses adding up to a total of Rs.7 lakhs. These payments were made with the help of kind-hearted people who contributed to Rehna’s treatment.
The surgery was done on March 13th, and Rehna is recovering in the ICU. Sudhakaran approached MicroCharity for financial support in settling the final bills.