A few months ago, we posted a request for help on behalf of the mother of one of our students. Bhawani was diagnosed with tuberculosis four years ago and cannot afford her treatment. She has relapsed three times, and has most recently been referred to ERS Institute at Mehaula, New Delhi for further care.
If you’re familiar with tuberculosis, you know it causes intense suffering when left untreated. Symptoms include fatigue, fever, coughing up blood, difficulty breathing, chest pain, weight loss, and night sweats.
Tuberculosis is extremely contagious, and without treatment it kills more than 50% of it’s victims. According to the World Health Organization, a person with active but untreated tuberculosis can infect 10–15 other people per year.
Bhavani’s treatment costs 2,000 rupees ($45 USD) per month. Let's all give what we can so she can afford her care - failing to treat her tuberculosis could result in it spreading to her children, other students at SMS, and further into the community.
Ready to help? Please contribute to Bhavani’s tuberculosis treatment by clicking the yellow "donate" button on the left side of this page.