May 1, 2018

IMPACT Project Report - Feb 2018 to Mar 2018

Dinesh with mother
Dinesh with mother

Story of a brave infant

Patient Name        :         Dinesh       

Diagnosis              :         RMS (Rhabdo Myo Sarcoma)

                             My name is Padma. I am the mother of Dinesh. My son was seven months old when he was diagnosed with RMS. We are from a small village in East Godavari district. As a matter of fact we have never travelled out of our district. This is the first time we are visiting Hyderabad.

                             Initially, Dinesh was suffering with severe pain in his throat and nose, he was unable to swallow even water and unable to breathe properly. We consulted in many hospitals finally they referred my son to a private hospital in Hyderabad. We spent a lot of money on my son’s treatment in various hospitals until a private hospital doctor referred us to MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Center.

                             Finally we reached MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Center with my child with severe pain and breathlessness. We consulted with Dr. Sudha Sinha Pediatric Oncologist of Medical Oncology Department.. She was very pleasant to talk with and examined the child and studied all the old reports. She gave us hope that my child will get cured and she started treatment immediately for pain relief and suffering. He was admitted in Pediatric ward which is being run by IMPACT. Impact counselors came forward to explain the entire process of diagnosing and they supported my son’s medical investigation.

                             After five days my son was diagnosed with RMS. At that time , I still remembered, I cried a lot. I was unable to digest and to add to the woes even my husband was not with me. He was in Kuwait. Impact counselors gave me a lot of hope and I was strengthened with their words and they explained entire process of chemotherapy. Counselors talked with my husband on phone and explained about my child’s situation and prognosis. IMPACT gave me money for my son’s nutrition needs, blood products and assured medicine free of cost.

                             I felt so relived and happy when my son successfully completed chemotherapy and radiation. Now, my son is finally cured after one year of Chemotherapy and Radiation treatment with help of Impact team especially to Dr. Sudha Sinha. I can’t thank enough for the psychological and financial support provided by Impact team. We never lacked a thing after getting admitted into IMPACT ward. They are really godsend in saving our little one struggling with this deadly disease. I am very much thankful to Dr. Sudha Sinha, Impact team and Impact Donors who generously donating money for our little son. May god always bless you for helping needy people like us.

STATUS REPORT
During the period from February 2018 to March 2018, 1098 children have been treated for cancer. Out of these kids, 130 children were in-patients in the IMPACT ward. 

 

New Admissions

Newly Diagnosed cancer cases in these 2 months are.

  • 63 cases in the month of Feb, 2018.
  • 79 cases in the month of Mar, 2018.

SPECIALISED ICU CARE IN PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY

 

  • 35 children and 1 adult were taken care in the ICU in the month of Feb, 2018.
  • 29 children and 3 adult were admitted in the ICU care in the month of Mar, 2018.

 

DAY CARE SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

 

  • Chemo administration in the day care for the month of

o   Feb, 2018: 25 children and 10 adolescents.

o   Mar 2018: 35 children and 15 adolescents.



Transport support 

160 Children benefited from our Transport Support.

  • 79 children were treated during the month of Feb , 2018.
  • 81 children were treated in the month of Mar, 2018. 

 

Blood Products Support 

Total number of children who received blood units free of cost.

  • 201 children received free blood during the month of Feb, 2018.
  • 179 children received free blood during the month of Mar , 2018.

Hygiene Program Support 

Hygiene training was imparted to parent/caretakers of children. Following Hygiene aspects were trained and practices imparted. 

  • Bed side cleaning. 
  • Hygiene boxes, Masks and sanitizers were distributed.

Evening Classes 

Several events/programs were held for children refreshment and entertainment .Following programs were conducted: 

  • Birthday Celebration 
  • Academic Classes like Mathematics, English and Telugu. 
  • Drawing and Painting classes 
  • Cultural Activity
  • Building Blocks and Puzzles 
  • Video games, watching movies and Cartoon videos 

Medication 

 Medicines were procured and administered to several needy children. 

  • 09 Children got free medicines in Feb 2018.
  • 28 Children got free medicines in Mar, 2018.

 

Following medicines were administered with funds from donors. Medicines administered in ICU medical oncology include the followings.

 

  • ICU Instruments like NIV MASK and all the necessary items.
  • Inj.Sodium Bio-Carbonate.
  • Sterillium
  • Tab Bactrim DS
  • Prilox cream.

Volunteering Activities 

  • CHIREC school helped the poor kids with supplements.
  • Donor Sheetal organized Magic Show.
  • Blood camp at 3oil Palm company organized through IMPACT.
  • Deloitte organized program for kids and distributed gifts .
  • SPURTHI Foundation organized hygiene program for kids and distributed snacks.
  • Jyothi Bai foundation organized program on 1st Anniversary of their foundation.
  • Lions Club distributed gifts for kids.
  • Rotary club distributed snacks for kids.
  • ASHA Foundation conducted program for kids in remembrance of beloved daughter’s death anniversary .
  • SANGATHI celebration was done in IMPACT ward for kids and mothers participated in rangoli.
  • UGADHI was celebrated with kids by IMPACT.
  • HOLI celebration with colorful flowers was done by IMPACT.
  • Dr. Mohammed Shaa visited the ward and distributed snacks for kids.
Feb 8, 2018

IMPACT Project Report - Dec 2017 to Jan 2018

Gouri with daughter Bindu
Gouri with daughter Bindu

My beloved daughter who is fighting with Blood cancer.

 Name           :        Bindu

Age               :        7 month / Female

Diagnosis     :      Acute Myleiod  Leukamia

 

My name is Gouri. My daughter was detected with blood cancer on 21st December 2017. She was only 7 months old.

The greatest pain in our family was in facing the reality that our child is fighting blood cancer. I have a son who is 3 years old and my husband is a daily labourer. We admitted our child  to the pediatric medical oncology ward at MNJ, Hyderabad.

My family members (In-laws and elders) blamed my husband  that our child got this disease from me and my son and insisted to take my son for investigations. I forced my husband to admit our daughter to a cancer hospital. But instead, my husband’s elder brother took the child to his village; they didn’t want us to continue the treatment for cancer. My husband and I tried to convince our family members.  With much persuasion and the help of friends and relatives we brought the child for treatment to the cancer hospital.

During the first month of treatment our child faced severe pain and side effects of chemotherapy. We didn’t have much hope in her ability to bear the pain. She was fighting each day for her life.

With the help of IMPACT staff at MNJ we were cared for and supported during our painful journey.  IMPACT staff members were very kind in helping us financially for purchasing of blood products and for investigation payments.

Presently we have completed the 1st month of induction phase and consolidation phase has started. My child is doing well. I owe my gratitude to the nurses, the doctors who treated my child and all the IMPACT staff member.

I thank my luck for being taken care financially with the help of donors who are unknown to us.

 

Story of Harshini

Name                     :           Harshini

Age                        :           2.5 Years / Female

Diagnosis               :         Ewing’s Sarcoma

Address                  :         Khammam.

Harshini is six years old. She is from Kotha Lingala Mandal of Khammam district. Her father’s name is Dasu Rao who is working as a daily wages labour and mother’s name is Anusha who is a house wife. Harshini priya doesn’t have any siblings. She is the only child for her parents. The family is financially poor.

Medical History: In the beginning, the child was unable to pass urine and suffered with stomach pain and swelling. So parents immediately consulted with Mamatha Hospital at Khammam district. There the doctors saw the patient condition and suggested for ultra sound and some scans. After seeing the investigations reports, they identified that child is suffering with piles problems and doctors gave medications for three days. But still the child was not cured.

Then the parents consulted Venkateshwara Hospital. There the doctors suggested for some more investigations like CBP, X-ray and well as urine test. Even after that the doctors was unable to identify the actual cause. So they referred to Srilekha Hospital. There the doctors also suggested same types of investigations. With the help of the investigations, doctors identified a tumor in the stomach and referred the child to Niloufer Hospital which is in Hyderabad.

Immediately parents took the child to Niloufer Hospital and admitted her. But the parents were not satisfied with the treatment of that government hospital.Then the parents took the child to Rainbow private hospital in Hyderabad. There the doctors admitted the child and did some more investigations like Biopsy and CBP tests, after which they confirmed that child is suffering with cancer and they quoted a huge amount for treatment. But the parents were not able to spend such a large amount. So they went to Basvatharaka Cancer Hospital. There the doctors suggested BMA tests and with the help of BMA report they confirmed that the child is suffering with Ewing’s Sarcoma, which ia a type of Cancer. The doctors referred them to MNJ Cancer Hospital and parents consulted with the medical oncology doctors at MNJ.

Doctors suggested CBP, LFT/RFT and FNAC tests and confirmed that child is suffering with cancer. Doctors explained about the prognosis and treatment process to their parent and started the treatment.

Psycho-Social Issues: After the explanation of prognosis and treatment process, parents were worried if the child would survive. Presently the child’s condition is stable.  Both parents are giving good support for the child’s treatment.

 

STATUS REPORT

During the period from December 2017 to January 2018, a total of 1045 children have been treated for cancer in the IMPACT ward.

Transport support 

165 Children benefited from our Transport Support.

  • 79children were treated during the month of Dec, 2017.
  • 86 children were treated in the month of Jan, 2018. 


Blood Products Support 

Total number of children who received blood units free of cost: .

  • 405 children received free blood during the month of Dec, 2017.
  • 509children received free blood during the month of Jan, 2018.



New Admissions

Newly Diagnosed cancer cases in these 2 months are.

  • 47 cases in the month of Dec, 2017.
  • 59 cases in the month of Jan, 2018.


Hygiene Program Support 

Hygiene training was imparted to parent/caretakers of children. Following Hygiene aspects were trained and practices imparted. 

  • Bed side cleaning. 
  • Hygiene boxes, Masks and sanitizers were distributed.

 

Evening Classes 

Several events/programs were held for children refreshment and entertainment. Following programs were conducted: 

  • Birthday Celebration 
  • Academic Classes like Mathematics, English and Telugu. 
  • Drawing and Painting classes 
  • Cultural Activity
  • Building Blocks and Puzzles 
  • Video games, watching movies and Cartoon videos 



Medication 

 Medicines were procured and administered to several needy children. 

  • 12 Children got free medicines in Dec, 2017.
  • 18 Children got free medicines in Jan, 2018.

Following medicines were administered with funds from donors. Medicines administered in ICU medical oncology include the followings.

  • ICU  Instruments like NIV MASK and all the necessary items.
  • Inj.Sodium Bio-Carbonate.
  • Sterillium
  • Tab Bactrim DS
  • Prilox cream.

 

Volunteering Activities 
The following activities were conducted for the kids.

  • St. Andrew school  helped the poor kids with supplements.
  • NTT Data organized Magic Show.
  • Blood camp at Dell through MNJ.
  • GA In SIGHY organized program for kids.
  • Cancer Helpline organized X-Mas program for kids and distributed snacks.
  • DHYTHI foundation organized X-Mas program on 1st Anniversary of their foundation.
  • Lions Club distributed blankets for kids.
  • Rotary club distributed blankets and snacks for kids.
  • SIACC Foundation conducted program for kids for NEW YEAR.
  • REPUBLIC DAY was celebrated with kids by IMPACT.
  • Sankranti celebration was done by IMPACT.
Harshini
Harshini
Dec 28, 2017

IMPACT Project Report - Oct 2017 to Nov 2017

Parushuram
Parushuram

STORY OF A BRAVE YOUNG GIRL


Name                          :           Jaya

Age                              :           14Years / Female

Diagnosis                   :           AML

Address                      :           Rajamundry

                                    I am the father of Jaya and my wife is 43 years old. My daughter was diagnosed with AML four years ago in 2013. We are from Rajahmundry. Jaya is our second child studying in 10th class who is an active child and a bright student in school and very inclined towards education. We have an elder son studying Intermediate at Sri Chaitanya College.

                                    About four months back, my child was suffered from severe fever. We took her to the nearby RMP doctor and got an injection for the fever. But after three days, the fever recurred. When we were at a relative’s marriage, suddenly she has become very sick. Then we took her to The Rajahmundry private Hospital. There doctors observed child and followed up with a dengue test which showed normal results. They did complete blood picture test, which showed very low counts of platelets and HB/high counts of WBC. There the doctors suspected the child with some kind of blood disease referred our child to The MNJ Cancer Hospital at Hyderabad for further investigations. We were in a state of shock as we approached MNJ Hospital and met Dr. Sudha Sinha. The doctors analyzed all the previous reports of our child and advised BMA test to know the diagnosis. After the outcome of result Dr. Sudha Sinha explained the diagnosis of AML to me and my wife. She consoled us and started the treatment. This was followed by 4 months of treatment by MNJ and counselling by Impact.

                        Impact counselors explained the process of treatment (Chemotherapy) and how it cures the disease of child and provided awareness about the side effects of chemotherapy. I still remember the situation of my child how she was and how we received full support from Impact – blood, finances for travel and medicines as required. They stood by us during the negative situations. In these situations, we were strengthened by the kind words of counselors. We were happy when my daughter completed the treatment successfully. When we were unable to afford the treatment, Impact assured us that they would take responsibility for the entire treatment and need of nutritional support etc.

                        Finally our daughter has completed the treatment through the support of everyone. I thank all the Impact team and doctors who gave treatment and cured her. Now we are in follow-up routines for next 4 years. Impact fills the needs of children from low psycho-social status families and brings brightness in many children’s lives like our child.  Thank you.


STORY OF A BRAVE HEART

 
Name                          :           Parushuram

Age                              :           8 Years / Male

Diagnosis                   :           Ewings Sarcoma

Address                      :           Sanga reddy


Family History: Parushuram is an eight years old boy. His father is a farmer and his mother is a house wife.  Their economical condition is not well.

Medical History: At first, patient felt pain in mouth. They took him to Kangti Hospital. They administered medicines but there was no improvement. They again went to the doctor, who admitted the child in the hospital. After few days, the child got bleeding from nose. By seeing the situation of child, Kangti Hospital doctors referred the child to Bidar Hospital. They did CT Scan and blood test. After receiving the report, they referred the child to Koti ENT hospital at Hyderabad. They did further blood tests, CT Scans and a biopsy. Doctor found a tumor and identified it as cancer and sent them to MNJ Cancer Hospital. At MNJ Cancer Hospital, they met the medical oncologist Dr. Sudha Sinha. She suggested a re-biopsy and admitted the patient in the pediatric ward for treatment.

                        The patient was identified with Ewing’s Sarcoma. The doctors at MNJ Hospital started treatment of Ewing’s Sarcoma. Presently, the child is undergoing chemotherapy. The child is taking treatments regularly under the good care, guidance and support of the IMPACT counselors.

Psycho-Social Issues:

  • The patient’s parents solved all their doubts through the counseling by counselors.
  • The counselors explained the treatment process to the patient and solved all their queries. They were explained the precautions to take during the treatment.
  • The counselors provided emotional support for the child and parents.


STATUS REPORT

During the period from October 2017 to November  2017, a total of 1045 children have been treated for cancer. Out of these kids, 140 children were in-patients in the IMPACT ward. 

Transport support 

165 Children benefited from our Transport Support.

  • 79children were treated during the month of Oct ,2017.
  • 86 children were treated in the month of Nov , 2017. 



Blood Products Support 

Total number of children who received blood units free of cost: .

  • 375 children received free blood during the month of Oct , 2017.
  • 309children received free blood during the month of Nov , 2017.


New Admissions

Newly Diagnosed cancer cases in these 2 months are.

  • 35 cases in the month of Oct , 2017.
  • 52 cases in the month of Nov , 2017.


Hygiene Program / Support 

Hygiene training was imparted to parent/caretakers of children. 

Following Hygiene aspects were trained and practices imparted. 

  • Bed side cleaning. 
  • Hygiene boxes, Masks and sanitizers were distributed.


Evening Classes 

Several events/programs were held for children refreshment and entertainment.

Following programs were conducted: 

  • Birthday Celebration 
  • Academic Classes like Mathematics, English and Telugu. 
  • Drawing and Painting classes 
  • Cultural Activity
  • Building Blocks and Puzzles 
  • Video games, watching movies and Cartoon videos 


Medication 

 Medicines were procured and administered to several needy children. 

  • 23 Children got free medicines in Aug, 2017.
  • 18 Children got free medicines in Sep, 2017.


Following medicines were administered with funds from donors.

Medicines administered include the followings.

  • Inj.Tigi 50 mg 
  • Inj.Ethyal predmoslve 250mg. 
  • Tabs. Endoxan 50mg.
  • Tab. Lastet 50mg, 
  • Tomoxefen 20mg. 
  • Methofast 50 mg. 
  • Syp. Zocovit.
  • Syp. Kids care plus 
  • Inj. Endoxan 500mg. 
  • Inj.Colistine 10 lakhs(Veils) 
  • Inj.Clindazine 300 mg



Volunteering Activities 

  • Birthday celebration of Pt Satwik.
  • Children’s Day celebration by Director organized through the help of Deloitte IMPACT  kids who are admitted to ward.
  • Rakshitha Foundation entertainment programme was organized for the Kids.
  • Aasiya Foundation organized kids activity for IMPACT on every Saturdays.
  • Chandana and her friends took initiative for children’s activity.
  • Mrs Kumari relatives took initiative for a small for the kids at IMPACT Ward.
  • DIYA JYOTHI Foundation organized entertainment programme  for the kids.
  • Drawing competition for kids was organized by CIPLA company for the kids.
  • Helping Hands foundation participate in the joy of our kids at IMPACT ward.
  • Mr.Ram and Anitha visited the ward.
Jaya
Jaya
 
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