9.7.2021 7pm IST
STREET PROVIDENCE TRUST GOA requires your help to pay for the medical expenses of this poor goan man , Mr Fernandes , from Sanguem , suffering from a Tumor in his chest. 
One of our volunteers, Mr Akash from Curchorem, while distributing dry ration early in the month of June 21, came across this poor Goan family , aged 40 years, where in the man is suffering from a Tumor in his chest. 
Since they are poor and not much educated, they were not sure how to go about the same.
For many weeks they were trying to raise the resources but not much success. 
A reputed private hospital, agreed to perform the surgery but that was costing Rs 2 lacs .
Mr Akash requested me to help. 
I went through all the medical papers and took a second opinion at GMC .
Gmc suggested radiation for 10 days at Manipal Hospital which is covered under the DSSY scheme .
But still they had to pay Rs 6500 which we paid. 
Now covering the distance from interior Sanguem to Manipal is about 70 kms one way and the gentleman is too weak to move in a public bus plus the pandemic.
I understand after 30 min radiation, he requires to rest. 
In which public transport can this poor goan man rest?
Then the 2nd option was to hire a taxi up and down, ie from Sanguem to Manipal & back , but the roads are not in good condition and he will ultimately get tired. 
So the only Solution was to accommodate him in some small accommodation as our shelter home is not suited for such emergencies.
Every day our van takes him for radiation and brings him back. 
We are over stretched with our homeless street people in our homes, but yet we went ahead with helping this man. 
Helping this man was never going to be easy and I ended up in many issues but we are determined to see that we can play a small part during his time of pain and sickness. 
We even hired an additional driver to take care of this man's medical issues. 
We have taken the responsibility of his accommodation, transport and food for 12 days.
Once we finish this radiation course he will be referred back to GMC for further course of action and may be surgery. 
We assured his wife that we will try our level best to assist them in all possible ways during these difficult times. 
Like this gentleman, there have been many such cases from Sanguem , Curchorem, Quepem, brought to our attention by 
Mr Akash, of poor goan people, who required medical help and we have provided the best and the little we could. 
We will upload this man picture and video once he is treated at Gmc .
Please help us to help this poor goan man as he fights the tumor in his body. 
All support is welcome and appreciated. 
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Donald Fernandes 
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