My Father a Cancer Survivor
The morning of 30th March 1993 was a normal morning in our household. School as usual for us and office for my father. But destiny had something else in store for us. That morning saw first of the numerous bleeding episodes for my dad. Incessant bleeding in stools.
Then we saw a barrage of therapies starting from basic treatment for amoebic dysentery to the dreaded ULCERATIVE COLLITIS. This disease or COLON CANCER as it is commonly known as saw us running from pillar to post for diagnosis and medication. We saw our finances drain out like water. With no help, we were at high seas. This is when we had acutely felt a need for someone or some place which could provide us with these extremely expensive medicines at a little less if not much. The realisation that cancer is not only mentally by far more FINANCIALLY draining; hit us like a bolt from the sky.
My mother who was our pillar of strength, endured all that at a young age of just 34. We had no one to fall back on and not one place to expect any help. But by divine intervention we found our GOD in Dr. Trivedi, he guided us through this heart wrenching process. By the grace of Almighty we succeeded in getting our father back from the jaws of death.
Now its our turn to give back to the society and this website is our endeavour to reach out to each of you and provide you with some ease to your FINANCIAL WOES.
We are also in a midst of setting up support groups of cancer survivors to provide each and every one of you with the moral support and an emotional outlet.
We just want to say “WE ARE HERE AND WE CARE”
–Aditi Vora Patel