Supporting Sinduja to get life-saving treatment

Supporting Sinduja to get life-saving treatment

Hello,

Covid has made a massive difference to every part of our lives, but the repercussions on health conditions, particularly in countries with poor infrastructure are huge and leading to additional, non-pandemic related deaths. The 20 year old young woman below, should not be one of them. That's why I am sharing an email request I received from our Tea Leaf Trust Director in Sri Lanka about one of our students this year.

The initial request is for $1,100, but this doesn't include chemotherapy, expensive medicines or comfortable, accommodation for her family support and basic transport for the 6 hour journeys this young lady is going to have to go through during her treatment and recovery. I have set the funding target at $2,500 due to all of these factors and we are grateful for any help. Medical reports are available.

Thank you

Tim - Message below is from Yadharshini Selvaraj, our Sri Lankan Director

"I am writing this to humbly request your support for a student from our Maskeliya centre. Sinduja from the 2020 batch has been diagnosed with breast tumours. She has already been through operations on two tumours in her breast in the local government hospital (Dickoya Base Hospital) in 2018.

Recently she got pain again and she consulted a doctor and she's again been diagnosed with four more tumours in her breast. She was getting treatment from Dickoya Base Hospital and they said the next available date for the surgery is sometime in 2021 although she is suffering from pain at the moment.

Her parents fear that it is too long for them to wait so they have taken her to a private hospital in the capital city, Colombo, which is 6 hours away. However, they need about 200,000/- ($1,100 USD) for the initial operation but they only have about 50,000/- ($270 USD) now.

Since they are poor - they live in the tea estates where wages are less than $5 a day - they are not able to get a bank loan and they have no property or other assets
to sell. Her mother came to us and requested if we can help her in any way so they can finish her surgery quickly."

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