Apr 24, 2017

IMPACT Project Report - Feb 2017 to Apr 2017

Project Name:  Run a 85-bed child cancer ward in India

Project ID:  19108

CASE STUDY 1 - Successful treatment of Sanjana – As told by her mother

Name               :           Sanjana       

 Age                 :           7 Years Female

Diagnosis         :           Wilms Tumor

My name is Geetha. I am the mother of Sanjana. My daughter was diagnosed with Wilms Tumor in the year 2014. We are from Hyderabad. Sanjana is our second daughter. She is an active and bright student and the love of our family.

One day my child was suffering with stomach pain. Then we consulted with a private hospital and took medicines as prescribed. The doctor examined the child and advised CT Scans. The doctor found a tumor inside the stomach and referred to Niloufer Hospital. At Niloufer Hospital, doctors examined the child and saw all the old reports and referred us to MNJ Cancer Hospital. We were worried, as to why Niloufer doctors referred us to a cancer hospital. We visited MNJ Cancer Hospital with a lot of worry and fear. We consulted Dr. Sudha Sinha, the pediatric medical oncologist in the medical oncology department. She spoke to us pleasantly and eased out concerns. She evaluated the reports, examined the child and she gave us a lot of hope, that our child would be cured.

                        My child Sanjana was diagnosed with Wilms tumor. After completion of proper investigations per Dr. Sudha Sinha’s advice and with the guidance of Impact counselors, we admitted our daughter in the pediatric ward run by Impact. Impact counselors explained the entire process of treatment like chemotherapy, role of surgery and importance of radiation. Then they explained chemotherapy schedule, side effects of chemotherapy and prognosis. I still remember how worried I was concerning my child’s situation and the disease. Impact counselors gave me a lot of hope, support and put us at ease. I felt so relieved and happy when my daughter completed the chemotherapy, surgery and radiation successfully. Impact assured that they will take responsibility for the entire treatment, required nutrition and medical needs.

                        My daughter Sanjana is finally cured after one year of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation with the help of Impact. Psychological and financial support was provided by Impact team. We never lacked a thing after getting her admitted into Impact ward. We feel lucky to have admitted her in the Impact ward. We are very happy to see my daughter today. I am very much thankful to the Impact team and Dr. Sudha Sinha who have a new hope of life to my child. I can never forget their help and support. “May god always bless, for helping needy people like us”.

 

CASE STUDY 2 –  Treatment in progress for HARSHINI

 Name                           : Harshini        

Age                              : 2 ½ Years / Female

Diagnosis                     : Ewing’s Sarcoma

Address                       : H.No: 4-130 Kotha Lingala, Khammam.

Harshini is six years old. She is from Kotha Lingala Mandal of Khammam district. Her father works as a daily wage labor and mother is a house wife. Harshini doesn’t have any siblings. They hail from a financially poor family.

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 an ultrasound. After scanning, they diagnosed that the child as suffering with piles. So doctors gave medications for three days. But the child was not cured and then the parents consulted Venkateshwara Hospital. The doctors suggested for some more investigations like CBP, X-ray and well as urine test. After that the doctors were unable to identify the actual cause. So they referred to Srilekha Hospital, wherein the doctors there also suggested same types of investigations. Here the doctors identified a tumor in the stomach. Then the doctors referred the child to Niloufer Hospital which is a government hospital located at Hyderabad. The parents were not satisfied with the treatment at that government hospital. Immediately 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, where they confirmed that child is suffering with cancer. They quoted a huge amount for treatment. But the parents could not afford that much money. So they went to Basvatharaka Cancer Hospital. The doctors after seeing old reports, suggested for BMA and with the help of BMA report they confirmed that child is suffering with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a type of cancer. The doctors referred them to MNJ Cancer Hospital. MNJ doctors saw the previous reports of other Hospitals. MNJ Doctors suggested CBP, LFT/RFT and FNAC tests and diagnosed the condition as cancer. Doctors explained the prognosis and treatment process to her parents and started the treatment.

Present Status:

After the explanation of prognosis and treatment process, parents were worried whether the child would survive the disease. She, being their only one daughter only aggravated their concerns. Presently child is in a stable condition. Both parents are attending to the child and serving as a good support system for the child’s treatment.

 

QUARTERLY STATUS REPORT


During the period of February, 2017 to April, 2017 a total of 1397children have been treated for cancer. Out of which, 140 children were in-patients in the IMPACT ward. 

Transport support 

147 Children benefited from our Transport Support.

  • 21children were treated during the month of Feb,2016 
  • 65 children were treated in the month of Mar, 2017. 
  • 61 children were treated in the Month of Apr, 2017.

Blood Donation Camps 

   One Camp was conducted in the month of February, 2017. 

  • Blood products collected in February blood camp – 160 Units.

Blood Products Support 

Total children who received free blood is 1431.

  • 579children received free blood during the month of February, 2017.
  • 470 children received free blood during the month of March, 2017.
  • 382 children received free blood during the month of April, 2017.

New Admissions

Newly Diagnosed cancer cases in these 3 months are.

  • 48 cases in the month of February, 2017.
  • 51 cases in the month of March, 2017.
  • 35 cases in the month of April, 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 

Every day events are held for kids for refreshment and entertainment programs are conducted as follows: 

  • 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. 

  • 18   Children got free medicines in February, 2017.
  • 25Children got free medicines in March, 2017.
  • 33Children got free medicines in April, 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 

  • Chriec School distributed the snacks in 100 packs for the kids. They also donated 100 hand sanitizers.
  • Aasiya Foundation conducted entertainment programs for the kids.
  • Githanjali School donated used clothes, Dettol soap -32, hand wash- 30, vim bar- 100, brushes-100, tooth paste- 100, biscuit packets-300, collegate-150, biscuit boxes – 70 pieces & soaps-55.
  • Chandana distributed biscuits for the kids.
  • Ajith, Mahesh and team from TATASET visited the ward and donated Rs.1,50,000 for the IMPACT Program
  • Butter Milk for children for the month of March was provided by Chandana and family.
  • Mr.Shabbir and his friend distributed Haleem and ice cream for the kids.

Events in the Quarter :

  • Inauguration of new ICU for Pediatric Medical Oncology 

Attachments:
Jan 27, 2017

IMPACT Project Report - Nov 2016 to Jan 2017

IMPACT Project Report- Nov 2016 to Jan  2017      

Project Name:  Run an 85-bed child cancer ward in India

Project ID:  19108

 

Case Study of Meganath

Name                            : Meganath        

Age                                : 8 years

Gender                         : Male

Diagnosis                     : Ewing’s Sarcoma

Address                        :Ramapuram, Kurnool

 

Family History:  Meganath is five year old boy from a poor joint family of eleven members. They hail from a small village called Ramapuram, in Kurnool district. His father works as daily wage laborer in weighbridge sector earning a meager amount of Rs. 5000/- per month. His mother is a housewife and he has an elder sister studying in her 6th grade while he himself is in 2nd grade.

Medical History: Four months back Meganath had a fall and developed a swelling in his upper right thigh. A Physician in a local clinic in the village checked the child and prescribed some medicines and informed that in case the swelling doesn’t subside then they will have to go for scanning.

                   As suspected the swelling did not subside even after one week after which they visited government general hospital in Podduttor, but unfortunately there was no medical equipment required for checking severe tumors. They were advised to immediately visit Kadapa government hospital. Doctors checked the boy and suggested biopsy and scanning. Even after undergoing all the investigations, doctors there could not pin point the exact cause and hence referred the case to Kurnool government hospital. Here the boy had to undergo another biopsy and detailed blood tests. After this biopsy and blood tests, evidence of malignancy was found and was finally referred to MNJ Cancer Hospital in Hyderabad.

                   After Meghanath was admitted into MNJ Cancer Hospital , pediatric medical oncology doctors reviewed his case and conduced few more investigations like CBP, LFT, X-ray and upon studying the reports diagnosed that the child is suffering from Ewing’s Sarcoma, A cancer that most often occurs in and around the bones and typically occurs in children and young adults. It often begins in the legs, bones of the pelvis and arms.  Parents were given a detailed briefing about the disease, it’s prognosis as well as details of cancer treatment and finally the risk factors associated with the treatment. IMPACT counselors clarified their doubts and concerns. They explained the chemotherapy treatment procedure and mentally prepared them for the long haul fight against cancer. Finally they imparted health and hygiene education and admitted Meganath into the IMPACT pediatric ward for chemotherapy treatment.

 

Quarterly Status Report


During the period of November 2016 to January 2017, a total of 2005children has been treated for cancer. Out of which, 140 children were in-patients in the IMPACT ward. 

 Transport support 

126 Children benefited from our Transport Support.

  • 45 children were benefited during the month of Nov, 2016 
  • 39 children benefited in the month of Dec, 2016. 
  • 42 children got benefited in the Month of Jan, 2017.


Blood Donation Camps 

   Five Camps were conducted in the months of December 2016 and January, 2017. 

  • Blood Products collected in December blood camp – 78  Units.
  • Blood Products collected in January blood camp – 1283 Units.
  • Total 1361 units of blood were collected.


Blood Products Support 

Total children got benefited with free blood.

  • 245children got benefited during the month of Nov, 2016.
  • 195 children got benefited during the month of December -2016.
  • 238 children got benefited during the month of January - 2017.


New Admissions

Newly Diagnosed cancer cases in these 3 months are.

  • 38 cases in the month of November, 2016.
  • 42 cases in the month of December, 2016.
  • 45cases in the month of January, 2017.


Hygiene Program / Support 

Hygiene training was imparted to parent/caretakers of children. 

  • Following Hygiene aspects were trained and practices. 
  • Bed side cleaning. 
  • Hygiene boxes, Masks and sanitizers were distributed.


Evening Classes 

Conducting every day Classes to kids for refreshment and Entertainment program. 

  • 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. 

  • 42 Children got free medicines in November , 2016. 
  • 22Children got free medicines in December, 2016. 
  • 31Children got free medicines in January , 2017. 


 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 

 

  • Nazeen Banu Professor in Rajendra Nagar ITC College visited the IMPACT ward.
  • Priya and Group conducted Magic Show.
  • Deloitte Group conducted entertainment program.
  • Hyderabad Round Table visited the ward.
  • Sangeetha Goneka visited the ward along with her family donated Oxygen Concentrator and Mattresses to IMPACT ward.
  • Mahitha and family distributed ice cream for the medical oncology team and patients.
  • NTT Data visited IMPACT ward.
  • Geeta and friends spend their time with IMPACT Kids.
  • CHIREC School visited the ward and organized programs for Kids.
  • Dr. Maduri and Group visited the ward on the occasion of X’MAS and distributed sterillium for cancer kids.
  • St Andrew School generously came forward to help the families with basic needs like Rice, Dal, Sugar, Soap, Brush, Tooth brush and Paste .
  • IMPACT conducted NEW Year program for the kids and family.
  • MERIDIAN School visited along with French student and distributed toys to kids.
  • Chirec School visited and distributed snacks to Kids.

 Events during the Quarter 


  • Blood camp organized by ARMY Group Col. Sunil and  Kiran Sunil at  Eagle Chowk, Sanikpuri. 
  • CIPLA Pharma Company conducted drawing competition for the kids and  distributed biscuits for the kids in the ward. 
  • CANCER HELPLINE conducted X’MAS celebration and MUSIC Ockarstra for the kids.
  • Aasya Foundation conducted X’MAS celebration for the kids.
  • CHIREC School conducted X’MAS celebration for the kids in the ward
  • IMPACT conducted NEW YEAR 2017 celebration for kids in the ward.
  • Blood Camp was organized in ARMY FOUNDATION DAY at Golconda.
  • Chandana and her Son organized entertainment programs for kids and parents.
  •  Republic Day celebration was organized by IMPACT.
  • IMPACT supported educational needs of children post cancer treatment 

Attachments:
Oct 31, 2016

IMPACT Project Report- Aug to Oct 2016

IMPACT Project Report- Aug to Oct 2016

Project Name:  Run an 85-bed child cancer ward in India

Project ID:  19108

Story of a tender tot who fought ahighly malignant form of cancer:

Name                       :           SaiDinesh     

Age                          :           7 years

Diagnosis                 :           RMS (Rhabdo Myo Sarcoma)

A mother’s account of her son’s fight against cancer (translated into English):

My name is Padma, mother of Sai Dinesh. My son is seven years old and was diagnosed with cancer in November 2014. We are from a small village in East Godavari district and had never heard about this deadly disease until then.

Initially he was suffering with severe pain in the throat and nose. It was so bad that he had difficulty swallowing water and also unable to breathe properly. We consulted in many hospitals and after many rounds of consultations they referred my son to a private hospital in Hyderabad. We had spent a lot of money on my son’s treatment in various private hospitals in the city. We were finally referred to a MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Center.

                                    When we reached MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Center (IMPACT ward) my child had severe pain and breathlessness. We consulted with Dr. Sudha Sinha Pediatric Oncologist of Medical Oncology Department. She examined the child and perused all the reports and gave us hope that my son will get cured and she started treatment immediately for pain relief.  As soon as we admitted him in the Pediatric ward run by IMPACT, a IMPACT counselors came forward to explain the entire process of diagnosis, prognosis, investigation and treatment.

                                    After five days my son was diagnosed with Rhabdo Myo Sarcoma (RMS) cancer. I still remember that day I cried profusely and uncontrollably as even my Husband was not there to support. IMPACT counselors gave me a lot of emotional support and I was strengthened with their kind words and explanation of the entire process of chemotherapy, chances of survival and eco-system of support from IMPACT. Counselors talked with my husband on phone and explained about my son’s situation and prognosis.  IMPACT supported my son’s nutritional needs, blood products and assured medicine free of cost.  I felt so relieved and happy when my son successfully completed Chemotherapy and Radiation.

After one year of Chemotherapy and Radiation treatment,  SaiDinesh is completely cured . This would not have been possible without the holistic support of IMPACT team, especially the emotional support and able guidance from IMPACT counselors and financial support from IMPACT.

 

Quarterly Status Report

 

During the period of August to October 2016, a totalof 1623 children have been treated for cancer. Out of which, 135 childrenwere in-patients in the IMPACT ward. 

 

Brief summary of activities

Transport support 

Children benefited from our Transport Support are 101. 

  • 30 children were benefited during the month of Aug, 2016 
  • 32 children benefited in the month of Sept, 2016. 
  • 39 children got benefited in the Month of Oct, 2016.

Blood Donation Camps 

Three Camps were conducted in the months of Aug, Sept and Oct 2016. 

  • Blood Products collected in August blood camp - 172 Units.
  • Blood Products collected in September blood camp -180 Units.
  • Blood Product collected in October blood camp – 150 Units.
  • Total 502 units of blood were collected.

Blood Products Support 

Total children got benefited with FREE BLOOD.

  • 185 children got benefited during the month of August - 2016.
  • 95 children got benefited during the month of September -2016.
  • 105children got benefited during the month of October -2016.

New Admissions

Newly Diagnosed CANCER cases for 3 months are .

  • 38 cases in the month of August , 2016.
  • 27 cases in the month of September , 2016.
  • 35cases in the month of October, 2016.

Hygiene Program / Support 

Hygiene training was imparted to parent/caretakers of children. 

  • Following Hygiene aspects were trained and practices. 
  • Bed side cleaning. 
  • Hygiene boxes, Masks and sanitizers were distributed.

Evening Classes 

Conducting every day Classes to kids for refreshment and Entertainment program. 

  • 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 

 Medicineswere procured and administered to several needy children. 

  • 42 Children got free medicines in August, 2016. 
  • 21Children got free medicines in September, 2016. 
  • 19 Children got free medicines in October, 2016

 Medicinesadministered 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 

  • Orange Leaf organization visited the ward and entertained the kids.
  • CA.Sohanlal Jain visited the ward and spent sometime with Kids.
  • Godavari Institute visited the ward and donated chemo medicine for kids belonging to other states that are not covered under Aarogyasri .
  • Cipla CSR team conducted drawing competition for the Kids.

Events during the Quarter 

  • INDEPENDENCE-DAY celebration was conducted by Rajalaxmi foundation and distributed cakes and ice cream to kids.
  • Blood camp organsied by ARMY Group Col. Sunil and Kiran Sunil at eagle chowk, Sanikpuri. 
  • CIPLA Pharma company conducted drawing competition for the kids distributed biscuits for the kids. 
  • Impact team members participated in awareness camp on childhood cancer -   RALLY organized by Amasha foundation
  • IMPACT conducted AWARENESS ON CHILDHOOD CANCER PROGRAMME for medical Pediatric oncology department. 
  • Oncology pharma conducted drawing competition for 30 kids. 
  • GOOGLE conducted blood camp for IMPACT.
  • Rotary club distributed homemade food like yellow rice, curd rice for battukkamma celebration.
  • Blood camp organized by Ryan Property Tax for the kids at IMPACT.
  • Diwali celebration organized by IMPACT.
  • IMPACT donated new dress for a child who is under treatment for Diwali.

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