My name is Maryann and I am raising funds for my husband Sumeer Kumar who is is in urgent need of Heart Surgery and is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital ,CHENNAI.
Sumeer Kumar, Sumi as we fondly call him, is a 46-year old former Tamil Nadu state cricketer and a personal fitness consultant. He has been suffering from acute renal failure and has been on dialysis since 2012. He underwent a cadaver kidney transplant in 2015 but for reasons unknown, the transplanted kidney started failing in Dec 2018. This forced him to restart dialysis thrice a week since Jan 2019. Really tragic for a man who is a teetotaller, ardent spiritual practitioner and has always led a disciplined and principled life!
He underwent an open heart surgery last year on March 20, 2019 and then underwent a lung surgery in the month of April, 2019 and then he underwent a second Kidney transplant on September 12, 2019.
Having completed his second transplant he has been Recognized and Accepted by Asia Book of Records(2020) and Indian Book of Records(2020) as Grand Master for being the first person (2 time Renal tranplantee to run and complete 10km within 113 days of his second transplant on 5thJan 2020 SPCM marathon held in Chennai (including 9 major surgeries in 2019). This would not be achieved without love and support of each one of you.
And regarding his current health update by God's grace his Kidney's are functioning properly but few days back while playing badminton, he had experienced TIA( transient ischemic attack or Mini strokes) on his right side with numbness in his hand , right lip and right side of tongue with slurred speech for a very short duration.
He had this only once but we realized something was not right.
So we met our Doctors ( team of them) and underwent battery of tests starting from Scans,blood tests , MRI/MRA and then finally CT angio. Which was conclusive.
CT scan showed that there was aortic dissections and thrombyctes in and around aortic arch and in descending aorta, which they hoped will get better as in some cases after his first critical open heart surgery which was done at entry of ascending aorta but unfortunately did not.
So ONLY WAY forward to lead a normal life is another OPEN HEART SURGERY and this is planned at a critical area to repair the dissection.
The call was made by team of doctors including our nephrologist and Cardiothoracic Surgeon who did his earlier surgery.
We are planning to do his surgery asap probably by the end of this month .Surgery will be done at Apollo Main hospital , Chennai.
The cost of the treatment including everything will come close to 21 lakh INR for which we are starting this fundraiser where you all can come and support us in raising this amount.
Please do share this message ahead with more people so that more generous donors can come and donate.
We thank YOU and UNIVERSE for your continuing support and divine blessings. Please keep us in prayers.