BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT FOR RAHUL
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 :)
Here goes the update:
Its been 4 months since the blood transfusion and the cancer hasn't come back. If things remain positive like it has been so far ( thanks to everyones prayers and support ) then in 2 months Rahul gets into the safe zone which means the chances of relapse is LOW :) YAY!!! Although still facing other health issues because of low immunity but the great news remains that the cancer hasn't come back.
We at TEAM RAHUL want to once again thank all you great supporters out there who has made this treatment possible and send our love this holiday season. Hope everyone is having a calm and a peaceful year :) WE LOVE YOU ALL.
It has been a while since our last update and I sincerely apologize for this delay.
Rahul is currently undergoing his third round of chemotherapy. It hasn't been easy for Rahul and his family but as always like a true champ, Rahul is still facing things head on with a smile and a positive outlook. We still haven't found a donor match for him but the search is on and we truly believe in our hearts that Rahul will come out on the other end like a warrior that he is. Please lend us your continued support, love and prayers for our beloved friend Rahul. Kindly share so people come forward and register to be a donor match,not just for Rahul but also for the million others who can be saved by us. IMAGINE IF YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE, HOW WONDERFUL WOULD THAT BE :)
WE LOVE YOU ALL AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE GAZILLION BLESSINGS WE HAVE COUNTED SO FAR. :) YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST
No place like HOME..
Here is some good news... My blood counts has started going up and the doctors decided to finally discharge me from the hospital. So finally after around 20 days of isolation. I am back home.
Still very weak but nothing like the comfort of your own house. I would be getting another round of this strong chemotherapy very soon. Also the search has been initiated and we are hoping for the best..
Please continue sharing and supporting! We are praying a donor match comes by ASAP!!! Thank you all
A quick update on Rahul.
Rahul is still at the hospital and his blood count remains low. Friends and loved ones have been very generous in donating blood to Rahul which has been a tremendous gift of life.
Rahul still remains in isolation and can only be discharged from the hospital once his blood count starts to rise, we are all praying that he gets back in the comfort of his home while still under chemo and donor search.
Also we would like to THANK everyone involved in this emotional and inspiring journey with us and would like to inform you all that a donor search has been initiated which is expensive but because of all your kindness this search has been possible. We request you all to keep Rahul and his family in your prayers and hope that a donor is found at the earliest.
Meanwhile please continue sharing and passing on this message. Your help in every way is very much appreciated. THANK YOU ALL AND BE BLESSED :)
Happy to know that you are going back home :)
Will pray for your recovery Rahul. You are a true fighter. God Bless You
i will pray for your recovery. god bless u
Good luck and don't give up !, will pray for u
all the best Rahul...u r true inspiration..
Feel free to pay for the same directly if facing difficulties with Credit Card. Below are the details. Account Holder Name: Rahul Yadav Bank Name : HDFC BANK Account No: 17511610000822 Branch Name: VICTORIA LAYOUT IFSC Code: HDFC0001751 The money contributed goes to Rahul Yadav cancer operation. Rahul Yadav +919560532925
May god bless you Rahul and we pray for your speedy recovery :)
Don't give up Rahul! You are an inspiration for thousands and I'm sure you'll over come this. You are a true Yoddha and Yoddhas never fail! :D
Speedy recovery!! Will pray for you :)
May God bless you and help you for a quick and speedy recovery. Stay blessed Rahul.
our best wishes r always with u god bless u
Wishing you a speedy recovery...
All the best rahul ....
God bless you Rahul :) .. wish u a speedy recovery .... !!
Rahul you'll be all fine really soon :D May God bless you :)
Our Prayers are with you Rahul, Hope you find a suitable match, and make fighting cancer look cool!!
All the best Rahul. Wish you a speedy recovery. We all are with you. Keeping you in prayers. :)
Prayers are with you!
We are with you Rahul! You are a fighter and we will defeat this cancer together. You inspire us, God bless you.