The supporters and well wishers of the charity swung into action by donating an astonishing amount of over £ 35000.00 within three days of publishing an emergency appeal, which is the record collection of its kind in the history of the charity. The charity went into the appeal to help 29 year old Jomy John from Haywardheath who is suffering from a rarest disease called A diagnosis of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis (SSPE). He is now admitted into Hayward heath Princess Royal Hospital and is in very critical condition. Jomy was just married 6 months ago and his wife Jincy joined him recently in U.K working in the Glottenham Manor Nursing Home where Jomy works. The young couple’s ill fate started to occur in January this year with Jomy developed high temperature with tiredness and further investigation revealed that his medical condition could not be treated here in U.K. Now, the family wants to take him home to India wherein a hospital known as Indo-American, Vaikom offers specialised treatment for this kind of disease. However, they need a huge amount of resources ranging to £25000.00 for his travelling purpose s including the experienced medical team to accompany Jomy enroute to India. As such, the BMCF received an application from Jomy’s family/friends requesting our assistance and the trustees decided to go for an immediate appeal provided the urgency of the situation. The family and friends are in discussion with airlines and other agencies to facilitate the transportation.
Jomy hails from Kizhakkambalam in Ernakulam, Kerala and has a poor financial family background with debts and bank pledges over Rs. 40 lakhs. He has been living in U.K since last 4 ½ years and he is the main breadwinner of his family back in India.