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.

Links:


Attachments:
Aug 8, 2016

IMPACT Project Report- May to July 2016

IMPACT Project Report- May to July 2016        

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

Project ID     :  19108

Story of a little brave heart who fought a solid tumor :

Name : Enosh
Age : 4 years
Diagnosis : ALCL (Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma)

Story of Enosh’s fight in his father’s words (translated into English):

My name is Yaddaiah. My son was diagnosed with ALCL (Anaplastic Large cell Lymphoma) in December, 2015. We are from an interior village of Nalgonda. As a matter of fact we never travelled out of our village. This is the first time we are visiting Hyderabad and that too unfortunately for treatment of my Son, our only child born to us after three traumatic abortions.

He was suffering with continuous fever and swelling in the neck for 25 days. We consulted various doctors in our hometown. Finally they referred my Son to Hyderabad Private Hospital or Niloufer Hospital.

                                 We were in a dilemma and stayed back for one week wondering how we can bear the high expenses for treatment in city. I had already spent so much money on his treatment in my home town. I am a daily wage sheep herder working for a local farm landlord. My employer suggested that we take him to a Government Hospital in the city which treats children free of cost. We reached Niloufer Hospital Hyderabad with the help of members from our village. Having perused the report the doctors referred us to MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Centre for further investigation.

                                       We consulted with Dr. Sudha Sinha, Pediatric Oncologist, Medical Oncology Department. She was very pleasant to talk with and gave us hope that my child will get cured. My child was diagnosed with ALCL (Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) and was immediately admitted to Pediatric ward run by IMPACT. IMPACT Counselors came forward to explain

 

the entire process of Chemo therapy. I still remember I cried bitterly thinking about my son’s critical medical situation and my helpless financial status, but IMPACT Counselors gave me lot of hope and I was strengthened with their words. IMPACT gave me money for my Son’s Nutrition needs, Blood products and assured medicine free of cost. Though we went through testing times , I felt so relived and happy when my son successfully completed the first phase of Chemo Therapy. IMPACT assured that they will take responsibility for the entire treatment and required nutritional and medicinal needs.

                             My son is finally cured after 6 months of chemo therapy treatment with the help of IMPACT team. 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 can’t believe that my son is completely cured and we are back to our village. I also thank all IMPACT donors who generously donating money for our little son. May God always bless you for helping needy people like us.”

 

Quarterly Status Report

 During the period of May to July 2016, a totalof 1233 children have been treated for cancer. Out of which, 135 childrenwere in-patients in the IMPACT ward. 

Summary of activities

 Transport support 

 Children benefited from our Transport Support are 70. 

  • 23children were benefited during the month of May, 2016 
  • 27children benefited in the month of June, 2016. 
  • 20 children got benefited in the Month of July, 2016.

 Blood Donation Camps 

 Four Camps were conducted in the month of June and three in the month of July, 2016. 

  • Blood Products collected in June blood camp - 130Units. 
  • Blood Products collected in July blood camp - 496 Units. 
  • Total 623 units of blood were collected. 

 Blood Products Support 

 Totally 579 children got benefited with FREE BLOOD.

  • 287children got benefited during the month of May - 2016. 
  • 187 children got benefited during the month of June -2016.
  • 105children got benefited during the month of July -2016. 

 New Admissions

Newly Diagnosed CANCER cases for 3 months are 105.

  • 41 cases in the month of May, 2016.
  • 28 cases in the month of June, 2016.
  • 18 cases in the month of July, 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. 

  • 28 Children got free medicines in May, 2016. 
  • 24Children got free medicines in June, 2016. 
  • 16 Children got free medicines in July, 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 

 The Orange Leaf organization visited the ward and entertained the kids.

  • CA.Sohanlal Gain visited the IMPACT WARD.
  • Godawari Institute visited the ward and donated chemo medicine for Kids belong to other states.
  • Cipla company conducted drawing competition for the Kids.

 Events during the Quarter 

 Birthday celebration of Krishnaveni.

  • Yoga classes were conducted for the kids.
  • International Yoga Day was conducted along with Actor. Sai Dharam Tej and  Actress Farah.
  • Dyuthi Foundation conduted blood camp for IMPACT KIDS.
  • SERVE NEEDY SOCIETY celebrated entertainment programme for IMPACT KIDS.
  • Celebration of life for Pt.Preethi.
  • Celebrated birthday of 4 children : Pt.Rithvik, Mohammed Khan, Rehan Basha and Manohar.

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