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 : EnoshAge : 4 yearsDiagnosis : 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
Children benefited from our Transport Support are 70.
Blood Donation Camps
Four Camps were conducted in the month of June and three in the month of July, 2016.
Blood Products Support
Totally 579 children got benefited with FREE BLOOD.
Newly Diagnosed CANCER cases for 3 months are 105.
Hygiene Program / Support
Hygiene training was imparted to parent/caretakers of children.
Conducting every day Classes to kids for refreshment and Entertainment program.
Medicineswere procured and administered to several needy children.
Medicinesadministered include the followings.
The Orange Leaf organization visited the ward and entertained the kids.
Events during the Quarter
Birthday celebration of Krishnaveni.
IMPACT Project Report- March to May 2016
Story of a little baby girl who fought a solid tumor
Name : Yamini
Age : 2 years
Diagnosis : Wilim’s Tumor
Place : West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh.
Family Background :
Yamini is a two year old child. She hails from West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Yamini’s father is an Auto driver and mother is a house wife. Yamini is the only child to her parents.
Yamini was just 9 months old when she had initial bouts of stomach pain. Her parents showed her to a doctor in a private hospital and took the medicine prescribed by the doctor. This helped in reducing the stomach pain and the child was doing ok. After a few days Yamini’s mother found a tumor in stomach while bathing her. Parents took the child immediately to the private hospital. Doctors suggested getting CT Scan which revealed a tumor near the kidney. Doctors informed the parents and asked them to admit Yamini in Niloufer Hospital in Hyderabad for better treatment.
In Niloufer Hospital Yamini underwent investigations like CT scan, X-ray, CBP, LFT/RFT and other tests. Doctors checked all the reports and then performed a surgery and removed the tumor near the kidney. Biopsy was performed for the tumor. After checking the biopsy report, doctors in Niloufer referred Yamini to MNJ Cancer Hospital for further treatment. Finally they reached the IMPACT children ward in MNJ Cancer Hospital. In MNJ Cancer Hospital medical oncologist examined the patient and suggested all investigations for the final diagnosis. Upon all investigations and after reports pediatric oncology doctors confirmed that Yamini has Wilims tumor.
After confirmation of diagnosis, oncologist explained Yamini’s condition and prognosis and about cancer disease to her parents and immediately started the treatment for Wilims cancer.
Yamini completed chemotherapy successfully with the support of pediatric oncologists, IMPACT nurses and counselors. Now she is under three month observation.
In the beginning Yamini’s parents were unable to grapple with the harsh reality regarding their child’s condition. They could not accept that their child has got cancer - a deadly disease. Yamini’s parents had a lot of doubts about the prognosis and were very afraid of the side effects of chemotherapy. Doctors and counselors explained to them about the side effects and disease management.
Yamini’s parents had to shell out a lot of money in private hospitals during the early days of treatment. They had to sell their property in order to pay for the treatment and investigations in private hospitals.
Counselors have given emotional and moral support to Yamini and parents to cope up with the stress and trauma.
Now Yamini is very active in the ward and her parents are so very grateful to the Oncologist and IMPACT staff because they helped their child complete the chemotherapy successfully with minimal side effects.
During the period of Mar 2016 to May 2016, a total of 1506 children have been treated for cancer.
Out of which, 120 children were in-patients in the IMPACT ward.
Brief summary of activities
Children benefited from our Transport Support are 72.
Camps were conducted, one in the month of March and in the month of April, 2016.
Totally 451 children got benefited with FREE BLOOD.
Hygiene training was imparted to parent/caretakers of children
Conducting every day Classes to kids for refreshment and Entertainment program.
Medicines were procured and administered to several needy children.
Medicines administered include the following
Events during the Quarter
IMPACT Project Report- Dec 2015 to Feb 2016
Project Name : Run a 70-bed child cancer ward in India
Story of little brave heart - Kiran
Name : Kiran
Age : 5 years
Diagnosis : HDL Cancer
Address : Peddatupra, Shamshabad
Kiran is a five year old boy going to Kindergarten in a small village in Rangareddy district. His father works as a laborer and his mother works as a daily wage agriculture worker to make both ends meet.
He has one elder sister studying in 4th class.
Kiran’s family is economically backward and is living hand to mouth.
Kiran was suffering from fever and so his parents took him to a local hospital in their village. But even after taking medication, his fever persisted. After few days Kiran’s father had observed a small lump on his neck. Suspecting something serious, they immediately visited a private hospital in Shamshabad where he was checked and was then referred to Niloufer Hospital in Hyderabad.
In Niloufer Hospital , Doctor checked the child and prescribed investigations like CBP, LFT & RFT, X-ray & FNAC. Doctors then studied the reports from investigations and referred Kiran to MNJ Cancer Hospital in Hyderabad suspecting of cancer.
In MNJ Cancer Hospital, medical oncologist saw the child and prescribed few more investigations including CT Scan & Bone marrow etc. Medical oncologist then studied the reports from investigations and finally confirmed that the child has HDL cancer.
Kiran was admitted to IMPACT pediatric oncology ward and has been assigned to an IMPACT Counselor.
Psycho Social Issues:
Kiran’s parents were very worried when told about cancer and could not come to grips with the harsh reality of the disease and its prognosis. They had lot of apprehensions on how their child would cope with the treatment.
Moreover his father had to leave for home town to take care of his sister and work to be able to meet the financial needs. While father was facing financial burden, mother was facing the emotional burden of taking care of Kiran all by herself in an unfamiliar place and situation.
During the initial phases Kiran was very weak and he was unable to stand and walk after chemotherapy. Upon proper diagnosis and medication by pediatric oncologist in IMPACT Kiran has become strong and his health condition has become normal.
Current Status :
Kiran has successfully completed the chemo treatment and his health condition has become normal.
Now Kiran’s parents are very happy and relieved that the treatment is completed successfully without any problem and are profusely thankful to pediatric oncology Doctors in the ward.
Kiran wants to go back to school and study well to pursue his dream to become a Police officer.
Quarterly Status Report:
During the period of Dec 2015 to Feb 2016 , a total of 1584 children have been treated for cancer by IMPACT in MNJ.
Out of that, 84 children were in-patients in the IMPACT ward.
Brief summary of activities during Dec’15-February 2016
1. Transport support
54 children benefited from our Transport Support
o 20 children were benefited during the month of Dec-2015
o 19 children benefited in the month of Jan-2016
o 15 children got benefited in the Month of Feb-2016
2. Blood Donation Camps
Two camps were conducted in the month of Dec-15.
3. Blood Products Support
o 153 children got benefited during the month of Dec-2015
o 130 children got benefited during the month of Jan -2016
o 50 children got benefited during the month of Feb -2016
4. Hygiene Program / Support
o Bed side cleaning
o Hygiene boxes, Masks and sanitizers were distributed
o 19 children got free medicines in Dec-2015
o 22 children got free medicines in Jan-2016
o 24 children got free medicines in Feb-2016
6. Volunteering Activities
Birthday celebrations of children In IMPACT Ward.
Aashri Society visited IMPACT and donated cakes, snacks and entertained all children.
Kamala Group visited IMPACT and entertained the Kids.
Dr.Maduri And Group visited IMPACT and donated snacks for kids .
Oakridge School visited and distributed Hand Towels, Drawing Books & Pencils.
Rotary Trust visited IMPACT and distributed Ice Creams and entertained the kids in the ward.