This 14-Year-Old Cancer Patient Needs More Than Just A Chance At Life

14-year-old Chandra Prakash is suffering from blood cancer and requires a bone marrow transplant.
  • Chandra Prakash has blood cancer, needs a bone marrow transplant
  • Doctors have found a donor for him but his parents can't afford the surgery
  • A bone marrow transplant would cost Rs. 20 lakh

MADURAI: Chandra Prakash dreams of being an engineer. But the 14-year-old boy is suffering from blood cancer and spends more time in the hospital than a classroom. His life can be saved, doctors say, but his parents can’t afford the treatment.

The cancer was initially controlled with medication. But Chandra’s condition has worsened in the last two years. What he requires now is a bone marrow transplant, a match for which is difficult to find outside of the family. But in Chandra’s case, doctors have found a donor. But unfortunately his parents can’t afford the surgery.

“Luckily we have an unrelated match. But the bone marrow transplant would cost Rs 20 lakh and the family is poor,” said Dr T Kasi Viswanathan, who heads the department of hematology and bone marrow transplantation at Meenakshi Misison Hospital in Madurai.

Chandra’s father is a truck driver and his mother a housewife in Tamil Nadu’s Theni district. The parents have sold everything they had to save their son. But they need more help to raise the required money.

1024“If you help us, my son would be with us for some more time.” said Chandra’s mother G Chitra.

Doctors in Madurai say unrelated stem cell transplants have a seventy per cent success rate. The parents are now seeking help.

If you would like to help, contribute here:

G Chandra Prakash
Account No: 1115 155 0000 98991
IFSC: KVBL0001115
Karur Vysya Bank
Bodinayakanur Branch, Tamil Nadu

Bank Address:
PB NO. 14 22/73
Kamaraj Bazaar, I Floor,
Bodinayakanur- 625513
Tamil Nadu
Contact: 1860 200 1916

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  12. Dear NDTV, It was very nice of you to bring up this story. A lot of good people out there to help. If you can share the progress of Kid’s health then it will be helpful.

  13. Hi Chandra, I pray for you. Sure you’ll get well. Be confident we can fight this.Transferred my contribution to your Account. God bless you

  14. Kids are really strong and I am sure you will flight this out, I know & feel what you & your parents are going through now, hang on there..Don’t lose hope..Its matter of time this phase will pass. Just take it day by day, someday will be tough and some will be better..We all are praying for you…as you see so many kind hearts across the globe, you are not alone in this and we all are ready to help the best we can..just let us know..drop one word in this chat..what support you will get it. Money is the last thing you should worry about Okay..Trust god. God bless you. You will become a successful engineer & make your parents proud.

  15. I did a small amount 30K contribution. Get well soon dear! You’ll definitely achieve your dream. I’m fighting with same and recovering now. God bless you!

  16. I did my contribution of $1500 …. please donate as much as you can and as fast as you can . This is doable and possible if everyone who reads this does his part by either financial contribution or at least sharing this story with others….. thanks

  17. Did my small contribution of $50. I am more than 100% sure that your son would be fully cured very soon. God bless.

  18. I got a forwarded message saying that Kanchi kamakoti child trust provides treatment/funding. Please contact them on below numbers and let us know if they can/can’t help. Ph: 9573799997, 9640640878, 9677003334, +914442001800.

  19. I have just tried to help with a small amount of Money which I was capable.
    God Bless You…! Recover soon…!

  20. I have just transfered $150 to the account.Just a small contribution, but I hope this helps.
    The money will be available in GCHANDRA PRAKASH’s bank account by 06/07/2016.

    God bless you…! Amen

  21. We, an Indian community group working in Jubail- Saudi Arabia, have E- transferred an amount of INR 30,000.00 for the treatment support.Best Wishes from;Gopal, Ravi, Minesh,Milan,Abbas, Vignesh, Khazi, Ujwal and Siva.
    Transaction details Transaction : 982871742, ICICI Bank

  22. Hi,
    I would like to suggest for a try with the medicine man of Narasipur village in Soraba taluk, Shimoga district. Many patients who are availed his natural medicines have got cured from many types of cancer. Even any representative can go with all diagnosis so that he can give you the medicine. He won’t charge single penny for any patient.

    You can also google and check the details available,

    Wishing you speedy recovery.

  23. Wishing for your speedy recovery and good health. May GOD bless you!!!

    I have just tried to help with a small amount of Money which I was capable.

  24. I have just added $100 to the account.Just a small contribution, but I hope this helps. Some details from the website(Remitly).

    G Chandra, Transfer No.:
    R76 767 261 822,
    ₹ 6,694 00
    Dear Ashish,
    We successfully processed your transaction.
    Funds will be available by 2:50AM Pacific Time, on Tuesday, June 7th.

  25. Here’s the contact number of Mr. Chandra Prakash’s father Mr. Gopal Krishnan 8903294711. His father stated that Chandra Prakash will be admitted today and will undergo transplant treatment in about 4 days from now.

  26. Will there be any updates from NDTV in the future on how much is raised, when the treatment starts, progress of the treatment etc. Would be good to know.

  27. Appears not full details are available about the account etc. The branch is not listed under the IFSC code.
    I tried thru net banking but can not. However, suggest Adyar Cancer Institute is a cancer specialty hospital situated in the city of Chennai, India.
    Address: No 1, East Canal Bank Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020, India
    Phone: +91 44 2491 1526

  28. There is a website called gofundme. Use that to generate the funds. If you are a computer illiterate, you can approach any of the local internet cafes and sincerely seek their help. Approach your local MLA or MP and see if they can suggest some alternatives. Please do not misunderstand my saying this, never beg, always make a compelling case for care. Lobby the local government hospitals to provide the service and you can setup a monthly payment plan. And once the kid grows up and starts earning money, he can pay some interest to the hospital. It is very easy to beg, but never the right approach. Explore every option. Approach a wealthy good hearted businessman, and ask for a good faith loan. Lots of options. Good luck.

  29. Is there another bank account(theni Karur vysya bank branch). This particular branch is not coming if I am transferring from outside India.


  30. Done my part for the child sending what I can !! God bless him and his family. Good to see great support and sad to see some horrible commnets.

  31. We need recipient address too..this is required if in case it fails to transfer money to the bank it will send demand draft to the recipient.

  32. Doing my bit to help this kid. Too many kind hearts out there. All we need to do is ensure this story reaches them.

  33. The family should visit RCC (Regional Cancer Center) in Trivananthapuram. Based on the parents income they decide on the cost for treatment and there a lot of schemes where you can carry out the treatment without incurring a hefty amount. Kindly contact RCC to know more.

    • please contact Dr.Kasi Vishwanathan that I found online: 98654-81111. he will provide more details and contact number of child father

  34. I hope this would help.
    Please find the contact number and address of the hospital where Dr. Kasi Viswanathan is practicing:
    Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre
    Lake Area, melur Road,
    Madurai, Tamil Nadu,
    India – 625 107.
    Phone: 91-452-4263000 / 2543000
    Fax: 91-452-2586353
    Visit us at :

  35. Please add more information as most sites and bank that people use that help in money transfer need the below.

    Bank Info:
    1 .Bank Name: Karur Vysya Bank
    2. Bank Branch State: Tamoninadu
    3. Bank Branch City : Bodinayakanur
    4. Bank Branch Name: Bodinayakanur (725053002),P.B. No. 14 22/73 Kamraj Bazar 1St Floor, Bodinayakanur
    5. Account Number: 1115 155 0000 98991

    Recipient Information
    First Name: ?
    Last Name: ?
    Address (as it appears on recipient’s bank account statement)
    Recipient’s Email
    Phone: ?

    • His father’s number is +918903294711
      This could hel[p:
      Master. Chandraprakash G
      S/o Mr Gopalakrishnan C
      121 C Paramasivan Koil Street
      Bodinayackanur 625513
      Theni District

  36. Dear NDTV,

    Can i get contact no of chandra Kath family Please. There is a natural therapy of curing blood cancer with very much lesser cost.

  37. Hi,
    Bone marrow transplant is not an end to this story. Chances of surviving is less than 50%. And Meenatchi mission is money looting hospital and the treatment cost is close to minimum 35 lakh and it can extend based on infections occuring at later stage. I have seen homeopathy doctor Mr Madan in bangalore helps. Meenatchi mission is not a charity hospital and please dont continue the treatment under that hospital.

  38. This is what I can afford, only one drop of help. please please donate what you can…..

    INB Reference Number IR95119171 06-Jun-2016 [09:38 AM IST]
    Debit Transaction Status Processed
    Debit Account Details
    Account No. Account Type Branch Amount Commission Amount Transaction Type
    00000032004977291 Savings Account CBRI, ROORKEE INR5,000.00 INR2.30 QKT
    Credit Account Details
    Account No. Transfer Type Amount
    1115155000098991 QKT 5,000.00

  39. Doctor’s should cure him free of cost. Why they are asking for money. 25,000 person die everyday in india. Why media is not asking money for everydeath happening in india due to desease.

  40. Please check the account number. the number of digits seem to be incorrect. My bank permits only characters up to the first 9 (1115 155 0000 9)

  41. saint jude hospital memphis tn usa does free treatment for cases like this one. The only cost would be to travel to usa.

    • Doctor’s should cure him free of cost. Why media is asking for money. 25,000 die every day in india due to disease. Why not asking money for each death

  42. peaceLove .. send it via western union I just did, you won’t need address etc. great to see all the help pouring in !! Lets do it !!

  43. Thanks for the story…. I encourage anyone who can to help. It will be sad to not have the bone marrow transplant done after finding a donor.

    • His father’s number is +918903294711
      Their address is
      Master. Chandraprakash G
      S/o Mr Gopalakrishnan C
      121 C Paramasivan Koil Street
      Bodinayackanur 625513
      Theni District

  44. Hi,
    I am Ram from Singapore, I want to transfer to Chandra Prakash treatment

    Can you pls provide the recipient phone number & Address as it is mandatory for overseas transfer to be inputted in online remittance

    • His father’s number is +918903294711
      Their address is
      Master. Chandraprakash G
      S/o Mr Gopalakrishnan C
      121 C Paramasivan Koil Street
      Bodinayackanur 625513
      Theni District

    • His father’s number is +918903294711

      Here is their address:
      Master Chandraprakash G
      S/o Mr Gopalakrishnan C
      121 C Paramasivan Koil Street
      Bodinayakanur 625 513
      [Theni District]

      Thanx ..

  45. Author, please add details of the recipients address. This is required when sending money through online money transfer services like xoom.

  46. it would be good to have contact number. Any chance of providing a contact number.

    I remember there was a contact number for a kid who was involved in accident couple of years back and when i have called him Australia, his father was overwhelmed with support.


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