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.
Mrs. Sultana Fakhi
Master Sandeep Yadav
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.
Mr. Sameer Chandra pal, a vegetable vendor/packman was diagnosed with Ca Rectum in 2014 after several complaints of diarrhea and constipation. He was admitted to Tata Hospital and initially started with radiations, where he took 25 sittings of radiations for 1 and half months and underwent surgery in June 2014 where stents are put inside the rectum. He underwent 6 chemotherapy cycles… all these series of back to back treatments continued till 2015. Now he does not have any complaints except occasional episodes of diarrhea and constipation. He is leading a normal life and back to his business... as vegetable packman... He says: “a call from CARF makes me happy… the unconditional financial support they gave when I was going through trying times. CARF also provided accommodation when I was new in Mumbai… I am grateful to CARF.”
Mr. Sameer Chandra pal
Baby Payal Varkhade,
Payal Varkhade, 9 year old innocent girl suddenly started developing fever off & on & started getting Epistaxis (Bleeding from nose & mouth) for which she got treated with anti pyretic medicines temporarily. The recurring of pyrexia, made the doctor think differently & she had to undergo test. Payal was confirmed suffering from Blood Cancer in Sept 2013. She underwent 6 cycles of chemotherapy and finished off treatments in June 2015. Now, she is totally remitted from the disease. During those trying times Payal’s family went through lot of turmoil, emotional & financial. But CARF stood like pillar for them, be it a financial, moral support, they always got good guidance from CARF. They are thankful to CARF. Today Payal is going for Yoga and Kathak dance, to increase her stamina & stay fit. She is studying in 7th Std. We wish her well and a long life.