Santosh's Cancer Fight

$76,395 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,947 people in 26 months
Santosh Tankala
on behalf of Vikramaditya Nimmagadda
 CLEVELAND, OH
Latest Update :

My name is Vikramaditya Nimmagadda one of his friends from under graduation. I am writing this update to inform u that Santosh Tankala has passed away on March 6th, 2017. His family is making funeral arrangements in Cleveland, USA for cremation and leave to India for further ceremony. If anyone wants to see him one last time you can visit on 03/08/2017 which is upcoming wednesday at 1570 E 38th street, Cleveland, OH. His gofundme donations have been made for his living expenses, school fees and other travel expenses. 

So, i am requesting to contribute some more money for further requirements and to support his family.

Thanks to each and everyone one last time. He used to very thankful for each and every donor.

This is my Story..! 
I am "Santosh Tankala" studying Masters in Computer Science in Cleveland State University. I am 26 and suffering from Metastatic rectal cancer. I am one of many Indians who came to USA with a dream of becoming a Computer Scientist, but destiny had some other plans for me.

It was in Mid June 2015, I started experiencing extreme changes in bowel habits. I was not able to concentrate on my studies. I was suffering from diarrhea, constipation and was always tired and had extreme weight loss for no known reason. After multiple checkup's with doctor and a 100 pills into my stomach, the problem is not yet solved. I was recommended to "Cleveland Clinic" a Super Speciality Hospital in Cleveland. 

It was in mid october on one morning I had my Colonoscopy and the doctor took some samples for the test. At 8PM on the same day my surgeon requested for MRI, CT scans. The Judgemental Day has arrived and my phone rang, the call from doctor.I picked my phone.

Surgeon: "Hello Santosh!, How are you doing ?, 
Me: Hi Doctor, I am doing good.
Surgeon: Are you having any pain now ?
Me: Little Pain is there, but it's manageable.
Surgeon: Okay, As I said I took few of the biopses while having colonoscopy for you, I have received the reports and the results of CT scan and MRI scan.  Unfortunately, “It is rectal cancer”.

There was deep silence.

Surgeon: I know it's a tough news, but you are at the right place, we have got the best doctors for rectal cancer treatment here at Cleveland Clinic.

To be frank, I don't know what's happening to me. I was feeling like it's a bad dream and I still need to wake up.

I realized it's not a dream and I immediately discussed with one of my friends. He gave a very good support saying that "we are there with you and you don't worry."
I was thinking on How to inform this to "My Family".

I informed my brother and he started crying. Immediately tears rolled down my eyes, It's the first time I cried because of this reason and later there are many such instances but finally I decided to be mentally strong.

My parents came to know about the news and my family was completely broken down. I decided to fight not for me but for my “life-givers”.

Doctors started my treatment from Mid November and I already got my first chemotherapy. It was extremely painful for the first 5 days. I was not able to talk, eat or drink because of the mouth sores. I felt nausea, fatigue and was bed ridden for few days after the first treatment. Since, I am in my final stage of cancer doctors had to place artificial openings (stoma) which are made for stool to flow from the body to a collection bag.

Chemotherapy is a treatment of Luck, we cannot say when the tumor can shrink.
I might need MANY sittings of chemotherapy and a surgery later to get my cancer treated. The cost of each sitting is $1,500 approx. after all settlements.

A lot of expences started mounting up viz, Living Expences (Rent, Food) for me and my family supporting me here, Medical Expences, Travel Expences and many which sums up to a very huge amount which is not bearable by an Indian Middle Class family.

Please help me in my battle on cancer with your graceful donations so that I can live and breathe like a normal human being again.

God bless u!!!

I am writing this on "Dec 16th, 2015". Today happened to be my Birthday. On this day I have taken My Birthday RESOLUTION.

I Owe a Lot to all the Donors, By God's grace, If I am 100% Cancer free within the next 3 years, I'll adopt an Orphan Child and will share rest of my life with the Child.

I have received a lot of support from My Family, Friends and Relatives. I owe a lot to them. Thank You for all your support.
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Funeral is happening in next 1 -2 hours. Visitors can come to Busch Funeral and crematory services , Ridge road, cleveland, Ohio.
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My name is Vikramaditya Nimmagadda one of his friends from under graduation. I am writing this update to inform u that Santosh Tankala has passed away on March 6th, 2017. His family is making funeral arrangements in Cleveland, USA for cremation and leave to India for further ceremony. If anyone wants to see him one last time you can visit on 03/08/2017 which is upcoming wednesday at 1570 E 38th street, Cleveland, OH. His gofundme donations have been made for his living expenses, school fees and other travel expenses.

So, i am requesting to contribute some more money for further requirements and to support his family.

Thanks to each and everyone one last time. He used to very thankful for each and every donor.
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Dear friends,

Santosh is currently in hospice care. Unfortunately the cancer has repeated and currently there is no treatment available to him and it is all about making his life comfortable.

I am Manikanta Tankala, Santosh's brother currently with my family in Cleveland to make him feel better.

Thanks,
Manikanta Tankala
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Dear friends,

Thank you all for all the support you have given.
I started going to school to complete the last semester and get my graduation degree.

Though the days were rough initially, day by day I am getting better. I hope in the next 2-3 months, I'll be in a better position.
The funds I received were almost over, so I need to request for more funds now.
Please spread the word with your friends and help me.

Thanks,
Santosh
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Alekhya Choudhary
26 months ago
4
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You are a fighter Santosh!! Your will and determination are definitely stronger than the cancer cells. I wish you a speed recovery and an immediate kick start to your dreams.

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Manjusha Guntur
26 months ago
2
2

Happy Birthday Santosh !! There are many survivors who got cancer at this young age and i have seen examples in my own family. Never lose hope...I am sure you would be normal very soon and have a very bright future ahead. Btw I live in cleveland ..please don't hesitate to contact me (Msg through FB) in case you need any kind of help..Good luck!! Wish you a very speedy recovery :)

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Shiva Kumbham
26 months ago
2
2

Stay strong Santosh! I know it will take lot of courage and strength to fight with the cancer emotionally and physically ,keep fighting and stay positive you will win this battle and we all are here to support you, Wish you many more happy Birthdays Brother.....

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Yamini Reddy
26 months ago
1
1

Stay strong. I hope you get through this soon. Happy Birthday!

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Sirisha Kilambi
26 months ago
1
1

Happy Bday Santosh! There are millions of success stories around and yours will be one of them! Just stay strong and kick the Cancer's butt!

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Srikanth Luckyreddy
26 months ago
1
1

Stay strong!!Wishing you a very speed recovery!!Happy B'day as well...

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Uma Giri
11 months ago

RIP Santosh. May God give all the strength to your family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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Anuradha Yallapragada
12 months ago

Omg, How did it happen again? till now he is fine!! How much time does he have now?

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Pravin Jarugula
16 months ago

Happy for you...Praying for Speed recovery. Cheers

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Priyanka Priya
16 months ago

Awesome news !!! Very Glad to hear these three words" NO MORE TUMOR". You wanted to fight and you did it !! Wish you speed recovery from Surgery. Have a wonderful life Santosh !!!

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Anuradha Yallapragada
16 months ago

That's great news!! Keep fighting ,I am sure you can kill that bloody dinosaur. :)

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Pravin Jarugula
17 months ago

Wishing for your speedy recovery, cheers mate.

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Murts Pta
17 months ago

Dont worry you are so much stronger than you think....wish you a speedy recovery....

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Shritim Greg
25 months ago

Hi I would want to pray for you. Left you a message in your messenger. You are healed !

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Zuber Mohammad
26 months ago

Bro there are many resident physicians working in midwestern case hospital there. One of my friend is Amrita sinha you can talk to her and meanwhile I even updated it to her. Wish you speedy recovery dude......

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Jyosna Malempati
26 months ago

Hello Santosh, apart from your treatment consider natural ways of curing the cancer too. This article talk about colorectal cancer. Good luck to you http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/high-dose-vitamin-c-therapy-found-to-kill-colorectal-cancer-cells?t=MAM

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Venketesh Subramony
26 months ago

Praying for your speedy recovery. Be positive !!!

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Rajani Ponnekanti
26 months ago

Happy birthday! be strong you will be normal and achieve your dreams soon...

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Amulya Chen
26 months ago

I heard a story like a patient who was suffering from cancer in his fourth stage, doctor told him that he could not do any help and he will definitely die in a month . So the person went to a hotel and took a room for a month and bought many jokes books,comedy DVDs and funny stories books. Where his work was just to stay happily for a month.He laughed and laughed and passed away the whole month. The next day he was surprised because the doctor told him that he will die in less than a month and he is still alive ,So he went to do tests again and found that there are no cancer cells which were found before . When he went and showed the doctor the same,Doctor said its a miracle . So friend just be happy where ever you are . You yourself have to get that strength to live for many days , no one can get you that help.

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Ravee Chakerwarti
26 months ago

take 1.6 kg of carrot (gajjar) extract juice and drink it early morning daily for 40 days your cancer will disappear and you will be normal

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Created December 15, 2015
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John Koduru
11 months ago

Dear family, we are very sorry about your loss. We are praying that "the Peace of God which passes all understanding" stand guard of you in Christ Jesus our Lord.

RO
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Robert Ortiz
11 months ago

In memory.

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Anonymous
11 months ago
SR
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Shine Raju
11 months ago

our heartfelt condolences, prayers with your family.

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11 months ago
Alekhya Choudhary
26 months ago
4
4

You are a fighter Santosh!! Your will and determination are definitely stronger than the cancer cells. I wish you a speed recovery and an immediate kick start to your dreams.

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Manjusha Guntur
26 months ago
2
2

Happy Birthday Santosh !! There are many survivors who got cancer at this young age and i have seen examples in my own family. Never lose hope...I am sure you would be normal very soon and have a very bright future ahead. Btw I live in cleveland ..please don't hesitate to contact me (Msg through FB) in case you need any kind of help..Good luck!! Wish you a very speedy recovery :)

+ Read More
Shiva Kumbham
26 months ago
2
2

Stay strong Santosh! I know it will take lot of courage and strength to fight with the cancer emotionally and physically ,keep fighting and stay positive you will win this battle and we all are here to support you, Wish you many more happy Birthdays Brother.....

+ Read More
Yamini Reddy
26 months ago
1
1

Stay strong. I hope you get through this soon. Happy Birthday!

+ Read More
Sirisha Kilambi
26 months ago
1
1

Happy Bday Santosh! There are millions of success stories around and yours will be one of them! Just stay strong and kick the Cancer's butt!

+ Read More
Srikanth Luckyreddy
26 months ago
1
1

Stay strong!!Wishing you a very speed recovery!!Happy B'day as well...

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Uma Giri
11 months ago

RIP Santosh. May God give all the strength to your family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

+ Read More
Anuradha Yallapragada
12 months ago

Omg, How did it happen again? till now he is fine!! How much time does he have now?

+ Read More
Pravin Jarugula
16 months ago

Happy for you...Praying for Speed recovery. Cheers

+ Read More
Priyanka Priya
16 months ago

Awesome news !!! Very Glad to hear these three words" NO MORE TUMOR". You wanted to fight and you did it !! Wish you speed recovery from Surgery. Have a wonderful life Santosh !!!

+ Read More
Anuradha Yallapragada
16 months ago

That's great news!! Keep fighting ,I am sure you can kill that bloody dinosaur. :)

+ Read More
Pravin Jarugula
17 months ago

Wishing for your speedy recovery, cheers mate.

+ Read More
Murts Pta
17 months ago

Dont worry you are so much stronger than you think....wish you a speedy recovery....

+ Read More
Shritim Greg
25 months ago

Hi I would want to pray for you. Left you a message in your messenger. You are healed !

+ Read More
Zuber Mohammad
26 months ago

Bro there are many resident physicians working in midwestern case hospital there. One of my friend is Amrita sinha you can talk to her and meanwhile I even updated it to her. Wish you speedy recovery dude......

+ Read More
Jyosna Malempati
26 months ago

Hello Santosh, apart from your treatment consider natural ways of curing the cancer too. This article talk about colorectal cancer. Good luck to you http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/high-dose-vitamin-c-therapy-found-to-kill-colorectal-cancer-cells?t=MAM

+ Read More
Venketesh Subramony
26 months ago

Praying for your speedy recovery. Be positive !!!

+ Read More
Rajani Ponnekanti
26 months ago

Happy birthday! be strong you will be normal and achieve your dreams soon...

+ Read More
Amulya Chen
26 months ago

I heard a story like a patient who was suffering from cancer in his fourth stage, doctor told him that he could not do any help and he will definitely die in a month . So the person went to a hotel and took a room for a month and bought many jokes books,comedy DVDs and funny stories books. Where his work was just to stay happily for a month.He laughed and laughed and passed away the whole month. The next day he was surprised because the doctor told him that he will die in less than a month and he is still alive ,So he went to do tests again and found that there are no cancer cells which were found before . When he went and showed the doctor the same,Doctor said its a miracle . So friend just be happy where ever you are . You yourself have to get that strength to live for many days , no one can get you that help.

+ Read More
Ravee Chakerwarti
26 months ago

take 1.6 kg of carrot (gajjar) extract juice and drink it early morning daily for 40 days your cancer will disappear and you will be normal

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