Funding Request: $516.09 CAD

Critical Need: CNIAS1223B

Sunil is 20 years old and lives with his family of five in our Assam sponsor site. He is studying thanks to his Chalice sponsor.

Sunil's surgery, Assam, India

Starting in June 2023, Sunil had frequent stomachaches. In July, it was severe enough that his father, Yusaf, took him to the hospital. The doctors ran tests that revealed gallstones.

The doctor told him he needed surgery, but that it would cost him more than the equivalent of $1500 CAD. This was far outside Yusaf’s budget, and so he took him home. They tried a lower-cost public hospital, but the surgery was cancelled because of a machinery malfunction. At last, a third hospital was able to go through with the operation in October 2023. The surgery went well, and Sunil is recovering.

Despite Yusaf’s attempts to find an affordable option for Sunil’s treatment, he is still facing hospital expenses of $516.09 CAD. Knowing this is far outside his means, the Assam site is requesting the amount on the family’s behalf. This will cover Sunil’s consultant charge, medication, diagnostic tests and scans, hospital fees, pathology investigation (urology), follow up consultations, and operating theatre charges.

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Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.

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