June 7, 2010

Back to Vellore for checkup. Cancer is a great leveller.

Thanks to your prayers & love it’s been eight months […]
June 4, 2010

Dr MammenChandy – a note of gratitude!

Dear friends, here is a note on the Dr Mammen […]
May 3, 2010

Good Bye Mumbai, Welcome Ahmedabad. New chapter begins in the shadow of hospitals in Ahmedabad.

Dear friends, I’m happy to share with you that we […]
December 16, 2009

Not Suppress Immunity and Risk of Graft Vs Host Disease (GVHD).

About ten days ago, the blood counts suddenly dropped to […]
November 28, 2009

Finally discharged from hospital but staying in Vellore for regular checkups

With your best wishes and God’s grace, Gaurav was discharged […]
October 30, 2009

Blood parameters down dangerously. Waiting for miracle.

Update from Gaurav: After 24 days of dazed isolation in […]
October 9, 2009

7th Oct transplant done. Karva-Chauth day. Complete isolation.

Gaurav started undergoing pre-transplant tests by end of last month. […]
September 4, 2009

Cancer enters spine. Treatment started. Donor still elusive. Again a Black Cat in dark room.

29th August: After getting discharged on 25th August, Gaurav was […]
August 25, 2009

Life hangs by a thin thread. 9/10 Italian Donor finalized for transplant as best option.

Gaurav had extremely hard time coping up with the cancer […]
August 3, 2009

Cancer came back in July in Haridwar. Rushed to CMC Vellore for Salvage chemo. Life in Vellore.

This update is not a very heartening one but the […]
June 17, 2009

Donor turns out to be in-eligible due to age. 6months lost. The grind starts again.

Update from Gaurav: Dear friends A twist in the tale. […]
May 27, 2009

Donor gone on vacation! His complete testing pending. Fingers crossed. Remission continues.

Update from Gaurav: Having found a willing donor about a […]
April 30, 2009

WE HAVE FINALLY FOUND A 10/10 MATCH DONOR and how! Vellore it is for transplant.

This is one of the best updates (till now!) I […]
April 13, 2009

Trip to Temples, holy places, waiting for donor. House finally sold and Fund Raising Stopped. Haplo Match in Isreal looks like best option in absence of donor.

The update is long overdue. Gaurav returned back to Mumbai […]
March 24, 2009

Sister’s 50% Half Match Vs Unrelated Donor’s 90% match? Transplant in 1st remission Vs taking chance of postponing it

The result of hi-resolution 10 factor Donor search should be […]
March 17, 2009

Our first stem-cell donor registration drive with Datri (Raghu) in Mumbai is on 17-March at iFlex. Definition of being lucky changed drastically. (4 months from detection)

It’s status quo as far as donor search is concerned. […]
March 9, 2009

Donor is like a black cat hiding in a dark room. Wishing for a Google-like search engine for finding donors can be a reality someday! (110 days from detection)

Once again our apologies for being a day late in […]
March 1, 2009

Prayers for finding donor continues. Evaluation of right transplant center/hospital going on in full swing. (102 days from detection)

Men in OG Gaurav has come back home from the […]
February 22, 2009

Agonizing delay in finding the final matched donor. Uncertainty of the future is painful. (3 months from detection)

Gaurav was admitted in the hospital last Wednesday due to […]
February 15, 2009

Final round of chemotherapy over. Ayurveda option explored but not taken. Now on my own. No more chemo cover. Trying to heal through positivity, pranayama, Puja Paath. (85 days from detection)

Gaurav completed his 4th and final round of chemotherapy this […]
February 9, 2009

Rs 10 L in 1 week! Bravo Thakur Engineering students – Hardik, Abhijit, Swati, Vikas..many many heroes… 3 Potential Donors shortlisted. (80 days from detection)

Pardon me this week for writing this update a day […]
February 1, 2009

Bad Fungal infection in Lungs acquired in the hospital. Prolong and expensive treatment start to treat it. Money collected getting spent on fungal treatment (72 days from detection)

Gaurav is still in the hospital since he was admitted […]
January 25, 2009

Found 6 possible donors with a 6/6 match. Further testing to find any 100% or 90% match @ NMDP. Rs 31L collected (67 days from detection)

Gaurav – Seeking Divine Help 07-Jan-09 Gaurav was admitted back […]
January 18, 2009

Car Sold, House on the block now to raise funds for treatment. Rs 22L raised… Remission Continues. (2 months from detection)

Coloring life with Amay 17-Jan-09 Gaurav underwent the 3rd round […]
January 10, 2009

Met Dr. Mammen @ CMC Vellore for the first time, HLA samples sent to Histogenetics lab, NMDP to be approached to find a donor. 3rd Round of Consolidation Chemo begins at Hinduja (50 days from detection)

Gaurav – At CMC Vellore 07-Jan-09 Here is a quick […]
January 3, 2009

New Year in Hospital Bed, Wife scampering for multiple opinions from various experts, CPAA enters the scene, Ray of hope on financial aid front (1.5 months from detection)

Till now, Gaurav has had 2 rounds of chemotherapy; as […]
December 27, 2008
Gaurav – At Hinduja 08-Dec-08

Remission Achieved but Unfortunately NOT a Matching Stem Cell Donor (40 days from detection)

Gaurav – At Hinduja 08-Dec-08 The latest update on Gaurav’s […]