His Holiness Gunagrahi Goswami has aggressive prostate cancer
His Holiness Gunagrahi das Goswami joined ISKCON in 1969 and was initiated by His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada in 1971. He accepted the renounced order of Sannyasa in 1983. For almost a half century, Maharaja has taught Krishna Consciousness and traveled tirelessly in the service of Srila Prabhupada. He has made hundreds of devotees and initiated many cutting-edge outreach activities. His Holiness Gunagrahi Goswami has been diagnosed with cancer and has a 5x5x4cm tumor in his prostate. A recent PET scan revealed that the cancer has spread to his lungs and inside the lymph nodes of the pelvis, which means this is stage-4 cancer. Urgent funds are needed to treat this extremely serious, life-threatening condition. On a personal level, I am forever indebted to the Maharaja for his guidance, through thick and thin, in my own life. If you are able, I am extremely grateful for any assistance you can provide to the maharaja. His Grace Gunagrahi Goswami is currently in Texas, but will be receiving treatment at a renowned holistic clinic in Bangalore, India. He must depart to India immediately. The clinic has a very high success rate treating prostate and many other forms of cancer, even in advanced, aggressive stages such as his. Maharaja will receive daily treatments from the clinic for up to 6 months and will require a lengthy convalescent period after leaving India. His Holiness Gunagrahi Goswami will be traveling to Bangalore with one servant. Due to Maharaja's extreme condition, he must travel first class with seats that completely recline, and the ticket will have to be purchased last minute, therefore his round trip ticket cost is formidable. Funds are urgently needed to cover travel expenses for the maharaja and his servant. The costs of 6 months rent and daily transportation to and from the clinic will be needed. A refrigrator and juicer, a chair and table, a suitable bed for his condition, food, and propane for cooking are also necessary. Daily taxi transportation to and from the clinic, herbs, medicines, a water purifier, and treatments for 6 months all add up, then there will be extensive aftercare in the United States. $27,500 is needed to cover these expenses. This $27500 goal is a preliminary estimate for the cost of taking GGS to India, treatment for six months, medicines, living expenses and other incidentals. However, since we actually don't know how much his treatment, and extensive convalescent period will end up costing right for this stage 4 cancer, I assure you, we will use the funds collected solely for his well being and treatment, even if we raise more than the preliminary goal. Again, I can't stress enough, the urgency of the maharaja's condition. Please, if you so desire, donate whatever you can for the medical care of this wonderful pioneer of ISKCON who has served Srila Prabhupada tirelessly for many, many decades and has nourished and transformed numerous lives all over the globe. Maharaja and the countless personalities whom he has provided spiritual support to are deeply grateful for anything you can do to help this beloved and dedicated Vaisnava.