Saturday, October 27, 2007

Patna family seeks funds to treat son

A one-and-a-half year old child in Patna is fighting for life after he was diagnosed with blood cancer two months ago.

The boy is being treated at Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital and the doctors have advised a bone marrow transplant by December, which would cost around Rs 10 lakh. The family is now faced with the difficult task of raising the enormous amount for their son's surgery.

Krish's father works as an assistant at a pathology lab in Patna and earns just Rs 800 a month.

''After investigations it was diagnosed that my son is suffering from blood cancer. The doctors say it would require Rs 8-10 lakh for the treatment. I said that our family would not be able to meet the expense of the treatment since we are not well off,'' said Deepak Kumar, Krish's father.

Krish's family even met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Railway Minister Laloo Yadav, seeking help with treatment for their child. They even wrote a letter to the President and Prime Minister but none has responded.

''If the government helps us then we will go to Mumbai for the treatment otherwise we will not be able to go. We are a family of ten members. It is difficult to get my grandson treated at our own expense,'' said Rajendra Prasad, Krish's grandfather.

Krish's family urgently needs assistance. Only God can help the child unless somebody steps forth to bear the hospital expenses.

To help Krish:

* You can send in cheques/ demand drafts in favour of Krish's father, Deepak Kumar to the SBI A/C no- 30010712560, Kadam Kuan Branch, Patna-4

* Call Prakash Singh at 9934907200 / 9431016165 or email him at

* Get in touch with the family at: C/o Rajendra Prasad, Nala Road, Mahaveer Sthan, DR, V N singh lane Patna--4.

Source : NDTV