Dearest Friends, Family & Well-wishers,
I am Dr. Shilpa writing this appeal on behalf of my husband Dr. Dhir Kumar Waghmare, 38 yrs living in Jabalpur.
In 2015, he started developing small ulcers in the mouth, which was later diagnosed as Carcinoma Tongue. He is currently undergoing treatment at Apollo Proton Hospital, Chennai.
Initially, he had to undergo Hemiglossectomy (surgically removed half of the tongue), post which his speech got impaired. Later he was treated with Radiotherapy and few rounds of Chemotherapy. After that cancer has reoccurred in the remaining half of the tongue in 2016. Somehow with God`s grace we came out from this also.
Life was beautiful for us- happily married, God had blessed us with two amazing children, and our careers were also going smoothly working as doctors at NSCB Government Medical College, Jabalpur(MP). We were a happy little family with dreams and ambitions, and life had just begun for us. But one day in 2015, my husband was diagnosed with tongue cancer. We are an average middle-class family and currently, both of us are working hard to pay for medical treatment and for our children’s education.
Recently the cancer has reoccurred in the whole of the tongue and adjacent parts . Apollo Hospital has suggested Proton Therapy which will increase his chances for survival and enable him to live a healthy life there on. The cost for the Proton therapy quoted by the doctor is 33 lakhs for the entire procedure. This includes the therapy, hospitalization, chemotherapy and so on. All our savings and insurance has been utilized in medicines and several rounds of chemotherapy. We have no funds to undergo this treatment which can save my husband’s life.
Dhir is a very kind-hearted person. After graduating as a doctor, he went to practice medicine in the rural areas of Dist. Narsinghpur (MP). He is still remembered and highly respected amongst the village people in Barman, Dist. Narsinghpur MP for his dedicated and selfless service to the poor people. He had always wanted to open his own clinic and provide affordable quality treatment. But life had different plans for him. Yet, he is hopeful and full of dreams. At this hour, we need your support and prayers to help Dhir survive.
Please help Dhir bravely fight Cancer and be completely victorious.
We are grateful and will forever be indebted for your timely help!