Twelve-year-old Subulen is the child of a Chalice worker at the Liaison Office in Chennai, India.
Diagnosed with Nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder that causes the body to excrete too much protein in the urine) at the age of three, Subulen has been in poor health for much of 2019, incurring many hospital visits for treatment.
In February 2019 Subulen received frequent treatments as an outpatient and in June he was admitted to hospital twice for rituximab injections. On October 13 he was admitted for two days for severe vomiting. After being discharged from hospital, he came down with a very high fever and his doctor suspected he had a viral infection. When the high fever persisted for four days, he became lethargic and was again admitted to hospital. This time he was diagnosed with acute encephalomyelitis (ADEM) - an immune-mediated inflammatory demyelinating condition that predominantly affects the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. Thankfully he received the proper treatments and was released from hospital on November 5.
Subulen's father has a salaried job but his mother doesn't work and the family spends a significant portion of their income on his medical treatments and medications. Both parents suffer from medical conditions that put a further strain on their limited income. The hospital bill from October is crippling and our Liaison Office Director has asked Chalice for $1,273.67 to relieve this significant burden from the family so they can afford the medication their son needs to maintain his health.
The family also accessed Chalice critical needs funding in 2017 to help pay for a hospital stay and medication.
Funding Request: $1,273.67
Critical Need: ILO0120
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.
Medical care for Subulen, Chennai, India
- Category: Critical Needs