A woman from Northwood Hills is urging the community to get behind her unwell brother-in-law by donating to his fundraising page.
Manisha Srivastava is spearheading a campaign for family member, Mukesh Kudsia (pictured), who is suffering from Glioblastoma Multiforme, a highly aggressive brain cancer.
Despite his life expectancy being at around 12 to 14 months, Manisha and the rest of Mukesh’s family are confident he can live longer with the right treatment.
This is the latest health blow for the father, who recently had to have an operation on a tumour on the left side of his brain.
He also has ITP, which means his blood does not clot normally, leading to excessive bruising and bleeding.
Due to the cost of his previous surgery, Mukesh’s family don’t have enough money to pay for the latest treatment.
His son, Shubham, said on his fundraising page: “My dad’s form of brain cancer is very rare due to the other conditions he has also developed, meaning treatment and medication takes time to work for him as his body is fighting against it. There are many different treatments that we have researched and found out about, but all of it is very expensive.
“We are a small family living in India, but my dad has worked extremely hard all of his life to sustain our family. This news has ripped our hearts apart and I struggle everyday with the idea of what could happen next. As a son, I cannot begin to describe how crucial it is that I have as many months and years with him as I possibly can. Any amount you can donate would mean the world to us so that my dad can get the treatment he deserves.”
To donate, go to gofundme.com/f/mukeshcancertreatment