We are reaching out to you because Ravi, a very close friend to all of us is in a lot of pain.
Ravi Teja Addagatla did his bachelors from Vasavi College of Engineering (2012-2016) Hyderabad, India and his masters from University of Cincinnati, Ohio and is working in Atlanta since Mid Feb, 2018. Everything was fine until he decided to go to hospital one day to get his breathing problem checked. Upon meeting the doctors in Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, he was told that it might have something to do with his kidneys not functioning properly and upon tests, found out that he was suffering from chronic tuburointerstitial nephritis. The differential diagnosis also included sarcoidosis and tuburointerstitial nephritis with uveitis syndrome (TINU) and idiopathic forms of TIN. In simple terms his kidneys failed and they have to be replaced.
He has insurance coverage in USA but still had to pay around $10,000 expenses for different payments in the hospital. His current condition is that he needs dialysis for every 2 days till his kidneys are transplanted. He wants to go to India as his family members are willing to donate kidney for him. It will cost $4000 to take him to India along with assistance. Surgery in India would cost him $12900 in Yashoda hospitals, Hyderabad. ICU charges would be $1400 per day. He would need to go through dialysis for 3 months which would cost him around $5000 for 90 days. Apart from all these expenses, Ravi still has the burden of his humongous master’s student loan on him.
All of us know how difficult it is for a fresh graduate out of the college to manage such huge expenses. We are all very sad that Ravi is going through this all by himself at such a young age of 24. Ravi is a smart student and is always there to help anybody as much as he can. We started this campaign to alleviate the pain caused by the monetary struggle his family will be going through for the coming few days. We seek your donations and prayers as all of us together move forward in helping, supporting and being there for our friend now that he needs us all the most. Thank you a lot for your generosity.
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