PROSTATE SURGARY ASSISTANCE
Organized by: damascus onyango
Fund Raiser Request
My name and age (Damascus Onyango aged 63)
My profession: (Economist) and working for an NGO that conducts development activities in rural areas in Uganda. position and responsibilities (Father of six children, Grandfather of 8 children, primary bread winner)
I was diagnosed with Enlarged prostate in 1999 at Mulago hospital, Kampala, Uganda. Being a sole bread winner in the family and the related responsibilities I can no longer fulfill any obligations such as school fees and feeding since much of the incomes is always given priority towards palliatives treatment thus inability to provide for the welfare of my family.
(In 2003 I had unsuccessful surgery at Kibuli Hospital in Uganda, this procedure exhausted all my resources and the prostate was not removed). (I have identified a renowned Urologist (Dr. Mohan Keshavamurthy based in Fortis hospital (Bangalore city and India) I need urgent treatment because I have now acute prostate cancer which developed and was diagnosed in 1999 at Mulago which is the main hospital in Kampala however in 2003. I went for an operation at Kibuli hospital a known facility in Uganda, but the operation was not successful because am undergoing frequent night pain in the rectum, uncontrollable urine, however, I have tried relentlessly over the last years to raise funds but without success.
Being the only bread winner. Through referral I discovered Dr. Mohan, Director of Urology at Fortis Hospital in Bangalore city in India who through communication emphasized that he will do his best to stop the prostate from destroying my health. It’s with this sense of urgency that I’m forced to swallow my pride and reach out, lay my life upon the hands and generosity of well-wishers to aid me in raising the necessary funds.
I’m still in utter shock, and can’t even begin to wrap my mind around what this means for my family. This whole thing is just incredibly surreal for me. Life can change so quickly in an instant and thank you in advance from the bottom of our hearts for all you support. If you can donate $ US$ 20 or more it all adds up to US$ 20,996 the amount required to save my life! May God richly bless you. THEA MOUNT ABOVE IS A SUMMARY BUDGET FOR TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION AND TREATMENT IN INDIA