We are starting this fundraiser for a friend of ours who is a very very brave young man fighting his battle with
cancer and has been an inspiration to so many of us. Rahul was diagnosed with multiple myeloma 2 years ago. After he was diagnosed, Rahul went through 15 rounds of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries. Things were looking positive but unfortunately as of today Rahul's cancer has relapsed. When Rahul was first diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, I am assuming many of us in his situation would be depressed and giving up on life but our friend Rahul has shown immense strength and courage in such times and went on to create a group called Yoddhas, which means fighters. This online group acts as a platform for cancer patients and survivors to talk about their condition, to share their experiences and what worked or did not work for them.
Here is a link to his website www.yoddhas.com
Yoddha also won an award at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in 2014 due do its excellent working model and impact on cancer patients.
We all need a little help in life sometimes and at this point our friend Rahul needs our help in fighting this monster of a disease. Rahul needs to find a donor and then cover the cost of the surgery. Kindly contribute to this cause and help Rahul fight this battle.
Below is what our friend Rahul wrote on his facebook page when he found out his cancer had returned.
"Well life is full of ups and downs..
Post detection in Aug 2013 and 15 chemotherapy cycles and an autologous transplant.. Things were looking good..
And now the bad news is that I have had an early relapse from my transplant. And my Myeloma is back. Simply the Cancer is back and is very aggressive. I am already admitted and on strong chemo.
...Now I need to also go for Allogenic (donor) Transplant and for that find a matching donor..
I still haven't found a donor yet in India. And the operation is super expensive. Approx 50-60 Lacs in INR.
So its all a mess right now. Let's see. Will keep you all posted"..
Koi na..Abhi toh party shuru hui hai ( translated - Never mind, the party has just started ) HIS POSITIVE OUTLOOK :)