3 year old seeks Crowd funding for his bone marrow transplant
Hyderabad 30th August 2019: Here is a case of 3-year-old Aadvik Patro, suffering with genetic blood disorder called Thalassemia major, who needs an urgent bone marrow transplant operation to save him from the dreaded disease.
However, his poor parents who have already spent all that they have now approached the crowd to help fund the healthcare expenses of their beloved son.
Going into the details Aadvik Patro, who is just 3 years old had started experiencing fatigue and high fever a year and a half ago. His eating patterns became irregular and he seemed to look lifeless. Worried about his health condition, Aadvik’s parents rushed him to a clinic to get his blood tested. It was discovered that the boy was born with a genetic blood disorder called thalassemia major.
This meant PRBC (Packed red blood cell) transfusion had to be done every 20-30 days, as an interim procedure to save Aadvik. Doctors suggested that only a Bone Marrow Transplant will provide a permanent solution.
Aadvik’s parents were a haploidentical match, the advantage here is that Aadvik’s damaged blood cells can be replaced with those of his parents’ stem cells, though the procedure is complicated and risky.
Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center shared an estimate of Rs. 45 lakhs for the Bone Marrow Transplant and post-operative care. Ashwin Patro, Aadvik’s father, already spent all his savings in Aadvik’s diagnosis and treatment.
Crowdfunding through ImpactGuru.com was then opted. The additional advantage of crowdfunding is that patients do not have to repay that money back to the funders as the money provided online is a donation and not a loan. So far, over 327 donors have collectively contributed Rs. 13.21 lakhs through crowdfunding on ImpactGuru.com. Still more is required to meet the total hospital expense.
“My 3-year-old son has been strong enough to go through cycles of chemotherapy, but he need more cycles to go through on a regular basis. All of this will not be possible if the hospital does not get the required fees. Request you to support and donate. Please do share this fundraiser with your friends and family. https://www.impactguru.com/ fundraiser/help-aadvik-patro,” said Ashwin, Aadvik’s father.