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Closed 27/06/2018

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£26,100
raised of £25,000 target by 334 supporters

    Weʼve raised £26,100 to give to charities related to blood cancer research and bone marrow transplant, and towards my daughter's future.

    Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 27th June 2018

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    Story

    Hello everyone, my name is Dr. Jaya Ravindran. I am 47 years of age and was an arthritis doctor by trade. I live with my wife and daughter in Warwickshire in the U.K.

    I was diagnosed with acute T cell lymphoblastic lymphoma / leukaemia in October 2014. I had intensive chemotherapy and maintenance chemotherapy until October 2016 which resulted in remission. I had complications including bleeding in the brain, admission to intensive care for infection and also pneumonia. The transition of becoming a patient from being a doctor had its many challenges too. However, the dignity, stoicism and courage of my fellow patients and the care, professionalism and sensitivity of the healthcare professionals was truly inspiring.

    However, I relapsed in November 2016. I received further chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant in April 2017.

    This summer in August 2017 I received the devastating news that, in spite of an initially positive prognosis, I had once again relapsed. I have now started a new specific treatment for patients in my condition. The haematology team have applied, and been successful in getting funding from the drug company’s compassionate funding programme / scheme for some specific chemotherapy to improve my survival, for which I am extremely grateful.

    As the father of a young daughter I do not feel ready to give up my fight. The haematology teams, family and friends have given me hope, positivity, and vitality. My story does not feel written yet: it is with renewed purpose I find myself in a position to give hope to others, and I would like to raise funds to donate to two charities, and for my young daughter's future.

    Introducing Project Hope

    My request for funding is to give me the opportunity to pass on the baton of love, gratitude and hope to all I know and to establish a legacy. The charities I have chosen are for the blood cancer research charity Bloodwise, and towards the bone marrow transplant charity the Anthony Nolan trust – both of which do incredible work. My aim is also to raise awareness of the national bone marrow register – which few people realise requires little more than a mouth swab to join – particularly among ethnic groups where potential donors are underrepresented.

    As a doctor and now a patient I encourage everyone to join the bone marrow register and give hope to others. I still feel deeply about continuing to help my fellow patients: that is the doctor in me. Please support me in this venture through a donation via JustGiving.

    Thank you all for your time and support.

    Kind regards, Jaya.

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    • Dr. Jaya Ravindran2 years ago
      Dr. Jaya Ravindran

      Dr. Jaya Ravindran

      2 years ago

      It has been a priviledge to have been part of the Project Hope Fundraising: we set out to raise GBP25,000 and we managed GBP26,000 through the efforts of 322 supporters and the team behind Project Hope. To Giles, Rob, Darren, Aby, Alex and Ellie and the Cape Town team you were all part of an incredible journey: not only have we raised money for two charities close to Jaya's heart we also helped fulfill a dream Jaya had of getting his poetry into print. Thank you all and thank you Jaya for your amazing friendship for all these years. Thoby.

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    • Dr. Jaya Ravindran2 years ago
      Dr. Jaya Ravindran

      Dr. Jaya Ravindran

      2 years ago

      It is with great sadness we must announce that our wonderful Jaya lost his hard and bravely fought battle in the morning of the 24th of June 2018. I know he would want us to thank you all once again for all the love, support and kindness he has been shown which without a doubt carried him to the end with love and hope in his heart.

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      Dr. Jaya Ravindran

      Dr. Jaya Ravindran

      2 years ago
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    Page last updated on: 6/27/2018 10.09

    Supporters

    334

    • Laurence Bowen

      Laurence Bowen

      Jun 27, 2018

      An inspirational, kind, clever and funny man taken too soon. The worlds loss indeed, but what a wonderful legacy to leave for both your family and those that suffer from this devastating illness.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 26, 2018

      You are an inspiration. Sending you lots of love and our best wishes x

      £50.00

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      Anonymous

      Jun 19, 2018

    • Simon Perry

      Simon Perry

      Jun 15, 2018

      Dear Jaya, I have only just got around to reading OT news. Wishing you and your family all the very best and with fond memories of our time in Parkside. Best wishes Simon

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 30, 2018

      My mother in law was touched by your book. She would like to support your appeal and obtain a copy for a close friend whom has been profoundly affected by Leukaemia.Wishing you all the best. Rhod

      £30.00

    • Nick Gwilliam

      Nick Gwilliam

      May 19, 2018

      With all best wishes

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 14, 2018

      A few years ago (2009) you were a wonderful doctor to me. Now I wish you well and look forward to reading your poems (I wrote you one once!). From Stanley Wood

      £30.00

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    Dr. Jaya Ravindran

    Dr. Jaya Ravindran

    Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

    Doctor, poet, husband and father of one, and a Leukaemia sufferer

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