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36000Give a Helping Hand: Kidney Transplantation - a Young Mother

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  • icon.org
    Mar 14, 2014
      Dear ICON members:

      We want to bring your attention to the case of Mrs. Linda Jobin, 25 years, who is suffering from chronic kidney disease, and is in urgent need of a kidney transplant to lead a normal life. She is currently undergoing treatment at Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. She hails from a below-poverty-line family in Cheeranchira, Kottayam. She is also mother of a 2 year old daughter. Thankfully, Linda’s father, a daily wage labourer, is fully willing to donate one of his kidneys to his daughter, which is the biggest bottleneck that kidney transplantation patients typically face. However, there are high costs associated with this major operation, including pre and post-operation treatments as well as medication, which this impoverished family can hardly afford.

       The family is now pleading for financial help from all well-wishers who are willing to help them out in whatever way possible. A Cover Letter from Linda’s father, letter from the Vicar of her Parish, Ration Card details as well as Medical Certificates from Nephrology Dept. Heads (LakeShore Hospital, Ernakulam, and Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram), are attached herewith. 

      Donations may be sent directly to SBT a/c of Mr. Joseph Daniel (father of Linda Jobin). Details are given below:

      Mr. Joseph Daniel

      A/C No.: 67173444725

      State Bank of Travancore

      Madapally Branch – 70414

      Pin: 686 536

      IFSC No.: SBTR0000414


      Mathews Jacob, Coralville, Iowa


      Moderators Note:  Alternately, if anyone wants to send money towards the treatment of Linda Jobin through ICON Charities, you may send a check to 'ICON Charities', P.O Box 552, Bettendorf, Iowa - 52722. Money thus generated will be pooled and handed over to the patient in person. The donations are tax-deductible for those in the US. For online donation, contact:  icon.org@...   

      Please visit http://www.iconcharities.org/index.php?id=14