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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Attachments:
May 16, 2016

IMPACT Project Report- March to May 2016

IMPACT Project Report- March to May 2016

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

Project ID     :  19108

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.

Medical History:

                             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.

Psycho-Social Issues

 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.

Quarterly Status Report

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 

  1. Transport support

Children benefited from our Transport Support are 72.

  •   21children were benefited  during the month of March,2016,
  • 29 children benefited in the month of April, 2016.
  • 22 children got benefited  in the Month of May,2016

 

  1.  Blood Donation Camps

Camps were conducted, one in the month of March and in the month of April, 2016.

  • Blood Products collected in March blood camp     - 180Units.
  • Blood Products collected in April blood camp   -    20 Units.
  • Total 200 units of blood were collected.
  1. Blood Products Support

           Totally 451 children got benefited with FREE BLOOD.

  • 121children got benefited during the month of Mar- 2016.
  • 201 children got benefited during the month of Apr -2016
  • 129 children got benefited during the month of  May -2016.
  1.  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
  1. 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
  • Building Blocks and Puzzles
  • Video games, watching movies and Cartoon videos
  1. Medication

 Medicines were procured and administered to several needy children.

  • 5 children got free medicines in Mar- 2016
  • 9 children got free medicines in Apr -2016
  • 20 children got free medicines in  May- 2016

Medicines administered include the following

  • Inj.Tigi 50 mg
  • Inj.Ethyal predmoslve 250mg.
  • Endoxan 50 Tabs,Lastet Tab.50mg.,
  • Tomoxefen 20mg. Methofast 50 mg.
  • Syp. Zocovit,Kids care plus
  • Inj. Endoxan 500mg.
  • Inj.Colistine  10 lakhs(Veils)
  • Inj.Clindazine 300 mg
  1. Volunteering Activities
  • Mahesh Kumar Sharada cultural trust  visited the IMPACT WARD distributed biscuits for the kids.
  •  Inner wheel group visited the ward.
  • Mr. Krishna and family visited the ward on behalf of Mrs.Anjana Anand.
  • Mrs.Dr .C V Vaidehi  spent her time with the kids.
  • Megha Dinesh distributed ice cream for the kids.
  • Mr.Abinandhan  from Dell International visited the IMPACT Ward and spend some time with the  kids.
  • Dell International visited the Ward.

Events during the Quarter

  • Birthday celebration of Baby of Kavitha with Leukamia.
  • Ugadi celebration in the ward.
  • Birthday celebration of Meghana with myeloid leukamia.
  • NTT data group visited the IMPACT WARD.
  • Birthday celebration of Ayan Khan.
  • Dell International visited the  IMPACT Ward
  • Nurses day celabration in the ward.
  • Godavari Polymers representative visited IMPACT Ward
  • Movie artist Allari Naresh visited IMPACT Ward and entertained the kids.
  • Support Group Meeting for the patient attenders.
  • CML meeting in IMPACT Ward .
  • Birthday Celebration of patient Laxmi Narayana
  • Dhuthi Foundation Awareness Program  
  • Blood Donation Camp in  Vardhaman College             
  • Blood Donation Camp in Google

Attachments:
Feb 18, 2016

IMPACT Project Report- Dec 2015 to Feb 2016

IMPACT Project Report- Dec 2015 to Feb 2016

Project Name :  Run a 70-bed child cancer ward in India

Project ID     :  19108

Story of little brave heart - Kiran

Name                         :           Kiran

Age                            :           5 years

Diagnosis                   :           HDL Cancer

Address                     :           Peddatupra,  Shamshabad

Family background:

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.

Medical background:

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.

  • Blood Products collected in Dec-2015 blood camp     - 131 Units
  • Total  131 units of blood was collected.

 

3. Blood Products Support

 

  • Totally 335 children got benefited  with FREE BLOOD.

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

 

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

o   Bed side cleaning

o   Hygiene boxes, Masks and sanitizers were distributed

 

5. Medication

 

  • Medicines  were procured and administered to several needy children

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

  • Medicines  administered include the following :
  • ( Inj.Tigi 50 mg, Inj.ethyal predmoslve 250mg. Endoxan 50 Tabs,Lastet Tab.50mg.,Tomoxefen 20mg. Methofast 50 mg. Syp. Zocovit,Kids care plusInj. Endoxan 500mg. Inj.Colistinea10 lakhs(Voils) Inj.Clindazine 300 mgInj.Heptatis-.Vesanoid10mg)

 

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.

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