KOCHI: Nandakishore, a first standard student of the Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kannamaly, who is suffering from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia for the past three years, is seeking financial assistance for treatment.
Nandakishore was under the treatment of noted oncologist Dr V P Gangadharan, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.
The only treatment that could save his life is bone-marrow transplantation, and his sister’s bone-marrow is matching with his bone-marrow.
Since the State does not have the facility to conduct such a complicated surgery, Dr Gangadharan has referred him to the Christian Medical College, Vellore. The transplantation surgery alone would cost around `25 lakh, which is a huge amount for the family.
So far, Nandakishore’s well-wishers have collected `17.5 lakh, including `45,000 received from a caricature camp organised by artists in Kochi. However, the amount would not be sufficient.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has promised to provide an amount of `5 lakh.
The family is yet to get the amount as some of the paper works are yet to be finished.
K V Thomas MP assured that he would get `25,000 from the Prime Minster’s fund. Those who are wiling to help him may send donations to Federal Bank, Palluruthy Branch. (SB A/c : 11830100262655, IFSC code : FDRL 0001183).