- Mrs SP Podimenike
She is a 60 year old non-working house wife. There are three members in the family. Her husband is a paddy farmer working on Ande basis (System of cultivating on rented land). His Monthly income is about LKR 15,000/=. They have a 33 year old son who is married and having 3 children. He is unable to support parents. Family has no other means of income. Patient was diagnosed with breast cancer at the Negombo hospital in April 2011. After the biopsy patient was transferred to Maharagama cancer hospital where the malignant breast was removed by surgery. She was given 6 cycles of Chemo therapy. Later in January 2015, the cancer has infiltrated to neck area and15 days of Radio therapy given up to now. She attends clinic as and when doctors require.
- Mrs RM Silva
She is a 50 year old married person who worked in a retail grocery until she became sick. Her husband left her 2 years ago. There are three children in the family. Eldest daughter (22) is a 3rd year student in Kelaniya campus. 2nd daughter sits for ‘A’ level examination in 2017. 3rd daughter is 11 years old and studies in grade 6. She is said to be good in her studies. The patient has a brother and a sister both are in lower income group who supports the family the way they can. She has no regular means of income. Patient was first treated at Nagoda hospital for a skin disease. Later a GP suspected a malignancy and referred the patient to Panadura base hospital where the cancer of the lower lip was diagnosed. She was referred to Maharagama cancer hospital for follow treatment. Malignant lip was surgically removed and a skin graft was done. She was further investigated at Colombo South Teaching hospital also. Three cycles of Chemo therapy and 35 rounds of Radio therapy has been given as at date. Patient attends clinic once a month.
- Mrs C Priyadharshani
She is a 32 year old married person. There are three members in the family. Her husband is a machine operator earning about LKR 30,000/= a month. Only son is 5 years old and attends Kindergarten. This family has no other means of income. Patient was diagnosed with breast cancer at the Panadura base hospital in June 2015. After the biopsy patient was transferred to Maharagama cancer hospital where the malignant node was removed by Mastectomy. She has been given 8 cycles of Chemo therapy and 15 days of Radio therapy up to now. She attends clinic regularly for follow-up.
- Mrs C Dayasingha
She is a 56 year old Married person .Husband is a small paddy farmer earning around LKR 20,000/= a month. There are 8 members in the family. Three of the children are married. They support the father the way they can. One of the daughters cannot work due to a mental disorder. The son is at the Open University. Patient was diagnosed with breast cancer at the Chilaw hospital in September 2013. After the biopsy and mastectomy patient was referred to Maharagama cancer hospital for follow up treatment. She has been given 6 cycles of Chemo therapy and radio therapy also. She attends clinic once in 3 months.
- Mrs MS Perera
She is a 48 year old non-working house wife. Husband is a tailor earning around LKR 20,000/= a month. There are 4 members in the family. Eldest son is 15 years old and study in grade 10. 2nd daughter is 12 years old and studies in grade 7. This family has no other means of income. Patient was diagnosed with breast cancer at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital in April 2015. After the biopsy and mastectomy patient was referred to Maharagama cancer hospital for follow-up treatment. She was given 9 cycles of Chemo therapy and Radio therapy also. Patient now complains of a pain in the chest while breathing. Presently she is admitted to hospital again for further investigation of an abnormality observed by the Consultant Oncologist in an imaging test. We await findings of the investigation to update our records. Doctor recommends high protein diet supplements.
- Mrs R Samaraweera
She is a married person of 57 years. There are 5 members in her family. Her husband cannot work due to a mental illness. Eldest daughter is married and have 3 children. 2nd son is a spray painter working for a manufacturer of furniture. 3rd daughter is married and have 2 children. Patient lives with the son. He supports parents the way he can afford. Two daughters cannot support parents due to their poverty. Patient has no other means of income. Patient was diagnosed with cancer of the Gall Bladder at the Colombo South Teaching hospital in January 2015. Gall bladder and other infiltrations were removed by surgery at the same hospital. Later patient was transferred to Maharagama cancer hospital where she was given 6 courses of Chemo Therapy followed by Radio treatment. Presently she attends clinic once a month for tests and review.
Please email Head_Health@candleaid.org or call Mr. Sunil Warnakulasuriya on +94 11 2642526 if you are interested to sponsor a cancer patient.
The annual sponsorship is LKR 26, 400 inclusive of the 10% admin fee introduced from January 2014. A supplement of medicinal and nutritional items based on the recommendation of the doctor is made available through the coordinator every month to the value of LKR 2,000. Two months prior to the expiry of the sponsorship period, CandleAid will send a notice indicating due date of renewal and the amount due. This notice also ascertains whether they wish to continue their sponsorship beyond the expiry dates.
To sponsor any of the above patients, please fill up the Sponsorship Form and email it to Mr. Sunil Warnakulasuriya at Head_Health@candleaid.org and copy Mr. Veraan de Mel at email@example.com
*Updated on 24 April 2017