Sponsor transport of children undergoing cancer treatment from a St Jude centre to the hospital and back for 2 days, INR 2500

St Jude India ChildCare Centres provide free of charge transport services to children and their parents from St Jude centres to the treating hospital. The children undergoing cancer treatment have a weak and compromised immune system due to the disease and further the harsh chemo/radio therapy they have to undergo. In this scenario, they require a clean environment at all times. Any contact with an alien body makes them an easy prey to secondary infections. This results in countering the positive effects of therapy and sometimes, a delay in the treatment process. St Jude believes in providing holistic care and support to the children to enable them to seamlessly complete the treatment process and fully recover from the disease. The transport service is one such effort towards helping them avoid any contact with the infections that they may encounter in the public transport system and making the journey of recovery as smooth as possible. The beneficiaries are out-station families who have no place to stay and source of income in the big cities. They travel from the rural and semi urban areas of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujrat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana etc. to avail best possible cancer treatment in big cities. The families belong to economically weaker sections of the society. The families’ main occupation is labourers, small shop owners, farmers, and teachers. The monthly salary of the parents is Rs 900 – Rs 3000. The NGO has dedicated vehicles to transport the families from St Jude centres to the treating hospital and back to the centres. The service is available Monday through Saturday all year round at all the 18 St Jude centres free of charge to all the families.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Towards Driver Salary/Fuel costs/ Insurance/ Tax/ NCD Pass/ Depreciation/ Maintenance 2500.00
Unit Price 2500
Total 2500
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Helping to Carry the Burden
Needy children from outlying areas undergoing cancer treatment at major hospitals in big cities often find themselves on the pavements or streets around the treating hospitals, along with their parents, because they cannot afford the cost of staying in the cities. On the streets, there are no clean sanitary facilities, nowhere for the patients to receive nutritious food and an overall lack of security. Often the families, in desperation, have to abandon therapy and return to their village with a child who has not been fully treated.
The treating hospitals find a marked difference in the health and attitude of the children staying at St Jude centres. The positive changes are gain in the weight and height of the children, decrease in the morbidity and mortality rate among children and positive change in the attitude of families towards hygiene and sanitation. St Jude India ChildCare Centres play a large role in helping families finish the treatment and this leads to high chances of cure.
St Jude provide these young patients with safe, clean and hygienic accommodation and other facilities such as transport to the hospital and back to the centre, quality nutrition, emotional support etc. The transport facility is very important as it ensures the patient reaches the treating hospital in cleanliness and comfort; something that is key during treatment when a child can be weak and has low immunity. The transport facility also means that the patients don’t miss any important appointments due to lack of availability and high cost of treatment.

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