Young film aspirant fighting rare disease seeks help to undergo complicated surgery
Kollam: A young film aspirant is struggling to survive a rare disease with the help of his friends. Munroe Island native Vinosh Vijayan (36) is preparing for his surgery on September 8 at Amrita hospital in Kochi for his disease ‘Optic Nerve Sheath Brain Tumour’ due to which he lost vision of one eye already. The vision of other eye also is being affected gradually.
Vinosh, who is an aspiring filmmaker, had been working in small companies after completing ITI course. He also worked with the costumes department in the movie ‘Masterpiece’ and had directed short films. When he was writing script for his own movie, ‘Hormone’, the disease intensified.
His friends Chandu and Vishnu said that he was an active participant in all the socio-cultural activities in their locality. Vinosh had stopped his treatment due to shortage of money as his father and mother are also ill. He never informed anyone about his disease.
Many doctors had refused to perform the surgery as it is very complicated. Now, the ENT, Neurosurgery and ophthalmology departments of Amrita hospital has agreed to do the surgery.
The minimum cost for the surgery is Rs 10 lakhs. They managed to launch a social media campaign to help Vinosh, but they could collect about Rs 3 lakhs only. They hope that people will support Vinosh.
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