Lets give him Hope to Live (SL)

Deshaja Dewmith, a 16Year old Sri Lankan hoping to sit for his A/Ls next year through DS Senanayake College, was diagnosed with a complicated, life-threatening brain aneurysm and AV malformation several months ago, after which he was taken in for a radiologically guided intervention at Asiri Central Hospital (Sri Lanka) which was denied due to lack of facilities and was asked to take him to India for the Surgery as soon as possible...

This had been delaying due to financial difficulties for some time but there is no more time left since he had been showing symptoms too frequently, thus has to be rushed amidst the financial deficit.

The estimated cost is 40,000 USD of which the family has managed to find almost 25,000USD by all means, yet has a deficit of more than 15,000USD to be raised by the 1st week of September before he departs to Chennai for his surgery

It's high time we join hands to give him some "hope to live" ☘

Story from  the Fund Raiser's Side 

Hello there ! My Name is Ashan Bopitiya, a final year Medical Student here in Sri Lanka. First and Foremost i would like to assure you that this is not a Scam. All my contact details with links to my social media is attached below so please feel free to contact me if needed.  
Dewmith happens to be my best friend's little brother.  It was back in 2016 when my friend came up to us and told us the story about his brother being diagnosed with this condition. We were truly speechless and helpless at the same time, since we were students and didn't have a job with a stable income to fund him. 
A Series of Investigations were done, the best neuro-surgeons in the country were consulted and the family was told that this condition is way too complicated and Open Surgery could only be done if the aneurysm ruptures and so was recommended that he should undergo a Radiologically guided intervention as soon as possible.  Health Care from simple procedures to Complex Surgeries are provided free of charge by the Government Hospitals in Sri Lanka, but unfortunately, only one private hospital in the entire country had the equipment to do this procedure and it came with an estimated cost of 18,000USD.  As friends, we did our best to support him and the family by various means.
It was late 2017, when the doctors took him in for this procedure. I still remember this being a huge stress even for us. However, a few mins later the family was summoned into the consultation room and was explained that the condition has got more complicated and that Sri Lanka doesn't have the facilities to carry this out. The only option was to do the procedure in Chennai - India, under one of the best doctors there named Dr. Santosh Joseph. This came with an Estimated Cost of 40,000USD Excluding ICU charges. (Letter attached below). This is when the real struggle began.  The Family had no way to find such a huge amount of money in the given time. 

So as his friends, we grouped up to try various different methods to raise funds within Sri Lanka. Most of them were successful and right now the family has managed to find almost 25,000USD and theres a deficit of almost another 20,000USD when taking the ICU charges into account. 

Right now there are various projects that are being carried out in Sri Lanka with the help of Charity Foundations plus an entire Musical Concert organized with the top singers in Sri Lanka to raise funds for this little kid so that he can make his only dream come true - which is to live and make his parents proud. 

We've got only two weeks and we request each and every one of you for your generous support  ❣ 

This page was created with the help of a few friends of mine living in the United States as GoFundMe is not supported in Sri Lanka. 

Please be kind enough to contact me for more information: 


Ashan Bopitiya 
[email redacted] 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/goodashy
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ashankbopitiya
Twitter -  https://twitter.com/AshanBopitiya

The Medical Reports can be accessed through this link -> https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18C1XPSlhtEkJCQGALZe8OS7EpuMN7EHL?usp=sharing

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Ashan Bopitiya 
Organizer
Raised $1,564 from 31 donations
Dawsonville, GA
Tilanka Dissanayake 
Beneficiary
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