Mangaluru: Appeal for help - Santhosh D'Silva suffering from bone cancer needs immediate treatment


Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Aug 21: Until last month, Santhosh, a resident of Barebail, near Bejai in the city, was working as a taxi driver to support his family, which includes wife and a son.

But, life took a drastic turn for the family, after Santhosh was diagnosed with bone cancer.

Santhosh Kevin D'Silva (49), has been suffering from bone cancer since last month and is currently undergoing treatment. It all began, when he experienced a severe thyroid issue and complained of difficulty in swallowing food, followed by other health issues. On consulting a doctor in the city and he was suggested to undergo an operation to cure the thyroid. He was recommended to rest for a while following his operation. During one such day, while having a bath Santhosh just dropped down in the bathroom and suffered a fracture on both legs. Due to the severity of the fracture, Santhosh's wife had to immediately rush him to a nearby hospital. On conducting a medical examination of his bones, the family was shocked to learn that the doctors found symptoms of bone cancer.

“Now after a few specialized examinations, doctors confirmed that Santhosh is suffering from bone cancer and he requires specialized radiation treatment. As per the hospital, the treatment costs approximate Rs 10 lac. Doctors have expressed hope regarding Santhosh's survival if he receives timely treatment. So far we have spent around Rs 3.5 lac for his treatment," said the grieving wife of Santhosh, Sumana.

"Santhosh is unable to sit or rest on the bed. He cannot swallow solid food. He has been consuming only liquid food for the last few days. We are in a miserable condition. It is challenging to even buy grocery items for everyday consumption," the wife painfully added.

Santhosh does not come from a family of means and is the sole provider of the family. His wife is a homemaker and the couple has a 14-year-old son, who is in school.

Those who wish to help Santhosh are requested to send their contribution to the following bank details:

Suman Fernandes
W/O Santhosh K D Silva,
A/C 4782500100742901
IFSC: KARB0000478
Karnataka Bank, Bejai, Mangaluru
Suman Bejai (Mobile:94486 20301)

 

  

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Aug 22 2020

    I am in shock thinking about his illness.Iam sure it is not the cancer .Instead I feel it is due to the thyroid operation and harmone disorder of thyroid bones have become weak and porous ,that caused the fracture.Thatswhy I appeal him to seek a another doctor second time and get his harmone checked,blood examin too to be sure.Many times doctors too might give medication not knowing his previous history.

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  • Nicky, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 21 2020

    People, it's my request that you donate atleast a 100Rs apart from your kind prayers. Both are equally needed. I've seen the difference even how a small amount is made. In a group on Facebook, a mother managed to get 15 lakhs for her sons cancer treatment from donations made through other members. Download Google pay/paytm. All details of his wife are mentioned. This 100 rs is spent by us by making a small trip by an auto. I'm sure everyone is capable on making a small transfer like this.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Aug 21 2020

    O my God,horrible diagnose.But dont loose hopes,God will help you.Only I find why doctors who operated on your thyroid glands,did not findout it was cancer and glands did not send to investigation s to a lab.?It is a routine investigation made mostly by doctors as I know.second before operation blood examination will be made ,They should have found some irregularity too.why it has come to this stage I cant understand.Anyway now let us hope for the best ,and concentrate on therapy.will arrange for help to you .may God bless you.

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  • dk shetty, mangalore

    Fri, Aug 21 2020

    Dear Santhosh, get well soon.
    May almighty heal you back to good health.

    I will send my contribution.

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  • Loraine, Udupi

    Fri, Aug 21 2020

    It is really heartening to read words of encouragement from our Daiji readers to those in distress. Assurance goes along way to help relieve those in need.lets join hands to help this youngster bounce back to normalcy.

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  • Sandy, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 21 2020

    Contributed whatever little I could. I am sure things will soon get OK.

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  • Saket Watane, Bejai

    Fri, Aug 21 2020

    Dear santosh i have transfer amount in your account if u need further help pls feel free to contact me i wil very happy to help you as your daughter is students we are ready to pay here school fees also my details saket watane mob 9746878568

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  • Sandesh, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 21 2020

    May God Bless you Saketjee.

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  • JOSHILA, Mangalore

    Fri, Aug 21 2020

    Very good. appreciated Saket.

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