Thursday, February 12, 2009

Help Gaurav

Help Gaurav...


Why are medical treatments so expensive? Did you know it costs as much as 1.5 crore (US$ 333,000) to cure AML or Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a type of blood cancer? That, my friends, is the minimum projected cost! I just received this link from my brother-in-law. His colleague Gaurav, is suffering from AML, and time is running out. (The photos are of Gaurav with his family in healthier days, and the recent one in December)
Please visit this link http://www.helpgaurav.com/index.asp and help if you can... no amount is too small! His flat in Mumbai is up for sale as well.
If you are reading this, please help, and spread the word around. My Food Bloggers friends, we have a great many visitors ... it will be great if all of us can help spread the word through our blogs. Post the link above at your site. Let us pray for Gaurav's speedy recovery, and wish his family all the strength that they need now.

15 Post your Comments:

Sia said...

thanks for the link.

Asha said...

So sorry about that. Medical cost is unbelievable. God bless Gaurav with health.Life is unpredictable.

Tushar went to hospital for a stomach ache and it cost $6500 for tests and he had nothing but indigestion in the end! We had to pay $1750 for 2 hrs of tests even though we have the best health insu.!

I will get the link going in my blog.

Btw, I made Chettinadu Rasam, loved it and posted it at FH, thanks for recipe! :)

Asha said...

Just donated for Gaurav, our best wishes to him and his family.

Yasmeen said...

Can't imagine the immense pain and worry of the parents with little angel suffering.thanks for letting us know the help link.

Happy cook said...

Will check the link.

Medhaa said...

thank you

bee said...

that is heart-breaking. we lost a very dear friend to leukemia two years ago. our blog is dedicated to him.

Priya said...

Thanks for the link Dibs..

meeso said...

This is my first time at your blog and It's sad to see a post like this... my dad is fighting lung/brain cancer right now... and insurance ran out and my parents are struggling with costs, too... It's really sad that money tops all... The picture is sad, although he is smiling... There is so much that people don't realize a family goes through when someone is struggling with illness... It affects everybody, and money is one of the very bad and very real parts... My prayers are with him and his family.

Swapna Pravin said...

will check the link immediatley...

Sunshinemom said...

I looked up the link, and am appalled at the way cancer has struck so many people I know in the past few months. At office it has become a regular thing to collect money to for contributions for affected families - wife, children,self!! As one of my latest affected colleague said - you don't know how much it costs you until it affects you directly:( I will see what we can chip in. God bless Gaurav - his smile despite the plight requires some attitude!

Dibs said...

Hello All - Thanks for your contributions and helping spread the word.

Meeso - really sorry to hear about your dad. Stay strong, and our prayers and wishes for your dad.

Ivy said...

Thanks for letting us know. It's a lot of money and we can all contribute.

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

so sorry to hear about your friend. I'll email the link to my friends. Hang in there.

Uma said...

So sad to hear this! May god bless him. Thanks for the link.