Nitesh, a bright alumnus of IIT-Kanpur and IIM-Calcutta is battling with final stage metastasised cancer. He was diagnosed with Stage III cancer in 2016, and recent scan report shows a development of 12 tumors in his bilateral lungs, pelvis, and abdomen. While doctors in India have shown less hope of recovery, Nitesh has been advised clinical trial as alternative treatment, which is only possible in USA for Nitesh’s case. For someone from lower middle class family, the estimated cost of USD 500,000 is impossible to bear, and so we have come to you.
Who is Nitesh? And what happened to him? Eldest of all the siblings, Nitesh was the sole earning member of the family and was working hard to improve the family’s lifestyle and to provide for his brother’s education. Nitesh’s life turned upside down when he was diagnosed with a Cancerous Tumour at Stage-3, almost an year back. Nitesh and his family, after the initial shock, were prepared to give a tough fight against the disease. His will to live was financially supported by his friends, family, batchmates and alumni of IIT and IIM, who helped Nitesh bear the initial cost of the treatment. Nitesh, since then has been giving a tough fight against cancer, and to say the least, is very inspirational! Until recently.
Nitesh, along with his treatment, recently completed his MBA degree from IIM-Calcutta and got happily engaged to his friend from the campus – Dimple Parmar who had been a strong support throughout his treatment. Just when we all thought Nitesh had won over cancer, his post treatment scan of June’ 17 showed that the disease had metastasized to lungs, pelvis and other abdominal areas – a total of 12 tumors. As we write this campaign page, Nitesh is undergoing his advanced chemotherapy. He has fought this earlier but the only difference this time is that the Indian doctors have shown less hope of recovery and this calls for immediate action to go to USA for further treatment.
The life expectancy at this stage ranges from a few months to a few years. What now? Nitesh has been recommended for a clinical trial and immunotherapy as an alternative treatment. As per the prognosis, further treatment needs to be carried out in the USA. The cost of the treatment is expected to be around $ 500,000 (INR 3.19 Crore). “Being a lower middle-class family, arranging for a big amount all of a sudden has come like a shock. Unfortunately, I also do not have medical insurance to take care of any expenses”, Nitesh says.
For Nitesh and his family, this cost is realistically impossible to bear. However, this young, bright chap is determined to live, deservingly so. The amount is big, however, we have immense belief in the power of people. Your contribution can give Nitesh a second chance at life. We urge you to contribute your part to the campaign. What can you do, if not contribute? You can spread the word. Forward the link to your friends and family, give a shout out on Facebook, broadcast it on WhatsApp, tweet out to your followers. If you know of any foundations that could support us in any way, it would be a great help if you could put us in touch! Let’s come together to save Nitesh. Because everyone deserves a second chance.
In case you want to transfer directly to the account, please find the details –
A/c No: 20013291246 NITESH KUMAR PRAJAPAT
STATE BANK OF INDIA Branch: Vaishali Nagar,
Jaipur IFSC Code: SBIN0004129 MICR Code: 302002019