Master Sandeep Yadav, 10 yrs old boy from Jharkhand started suffering from tremendous stomach pain and swelling in March 2012. Even after local treatment there was no sign of improvement in his condition. He was taken to Nair hospital, and after several tests, it was diagnosed as Lymphoblastic Leukemia (a type of Blood Cancer). His father being a driver in Mumbai earns very little and lives in a hand to mouth situation. At Sion Hospital where he was admitted for further treatment, he learnt about CARF. His father approached CARF in October 2012 for financial help. Through CARF’s assistance, Master Sandeep was shifted to Jaslok Hospital for better treatment, here he completed 12 Chemotherapy cycles & is now totally Cancer free. CARF also helped Sandeep in getting admission in school and looks after his medical follow-up, periodically.
This is a story of Mrs. Sultana Fakhi who is 64 yrs old and leading a happy life watching her grandkids grow. She was delighted while sharing this Suddenly she went down the memory lane and her eyes got damp. She recalled those days about how did it start, it started with getting small numerous lumps in the breast in the year 2014-15. She saw her doctor, immediately doctor had advised her Mammography. Reports came positive, Dr Pradhan was treating her, and he advised her surgery. She underwent a surgery in 2014, her both of the breasts are removed, she put on radiation after it, and did 20 radiations. She is completely remitted from this dreaded disease. Now she goes for a follow-up every 6 months. She is on a maintenance dose. She gets elated by mentioning it. She feels contended, mentioning about CARF. CARF took her financial responsibility of her surgery. She says CARF gave me a life once more. She wishes a very good luck to CARF and CARF wish her a long healthy life ahead.
10 yrs old boy Master Rohan Dubey from Santacruz (E) started getting recurrent fever. When admitted in Nanavati Hospital & investigated, he was diagnosed as suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (a type of Blood Cancer). On medical grounds he was advised Chemotherapy for total recovery from cancer. His father being a small time tailor hardly earns enough to feed his family & was not able to afford such huge medical expenditure. When he approached CARF for help, he received not only financial support from CARF but was also counselled to decrease the family’s difficulties. Now Master Rohan is studying in 4th Std, attending school regularly. He enjoys a cancer free world & is often seen attending our programs organised for motivating other cancer patients.
Master Saud Thange, a III Std boy, started complaining of terrible stomach pain. When first diagnosed the sickness could not be traced so, he was advised Sonography. The reports revealed he had Neuroblastoma (a kind of Cancer that occurs in Children). His family was totally shattered as their financial background was very weak. They approached CARF for support. Master Saud was treated with 7 cycles of Chemotherapy pre and post surgery. Today, CARF is very happy to have helped and saved this precious child’s life. Thanks to all the wonderful donors with whose help Master Saud is now hale & hearty once again.
“Our 15 year old son, Rahul, had complaints of unexplained fever, body aches, joint pains and weakness in the year 2014. We tried to get him treated by our family doctor, but he had no relief. He was then taken to Mumbai, where he was diagnosed with Blood Cancer. We had changed 3 hospitals and the cost of treatment was too much to bear. We approached CARF for help and they helped us financially,giving us moral support that in due course if help is required, CARF can be approached.My son after undergoing 5 chemotherapy cycles has now recovered well and is under his last maintenance phase. He has resumed school and has passed his Std 10th board exams. All thanks to organization like CARF who has helped us during our difficult times”.