Dear Acharaya-la and organization,
We personally thank you all and the donors for the financial support provided to us. Even if I was willing to donate my kidney to my wife, this transplantation would not have been possible without the help and compassion you all have shown to us. Due to the kindness and aid you all have provided for us, my wife is able to recover from such tragic incident. For momentarily, I was thrown in a state full of confusion and made to believe that the world is a very harsh place. However, now I realize that in this world, compassionate and wonderful people like you all exist. We are very fortunate to have received enormous amount of help and blessings from you all. I have no words to express my gratitude to you all, for you all have given us a new life and a new hope.
Thank you so much,
Tandin and wife, Ugyen
In December, 2014, the couple discovered that Tandin was, in fact, a good donor match, and Ugyen, following kidney dialysis, was gaining strength for transplant surgery. Ugyen received her kidney from her husband in January, 2015. There were some difficult times during recovery for both of them, especially for Ugyen. She did, however, progress according to the schedule outlined by her kidney transplant team, and has been given the go-ahead to return to Bhutan. As of June, 1, 2015, they are on their way home.
They are required to return in 3 months to the Bangalore clinic and hospital for exams and testing.
Their financial status remains dire and they will require addition help for this trip. It is estimated that they will need $5,000 in additional funds for doctors' visits, medication, lab tests, transportation, food, and housing.
Of the $9,600 received in the initial request for funding, $9,100 have been spent over these nine months. It's clear, with your generosity, Ugyen is alive today! Acharya Tashi and Bodhi Seeds received this thank you that goes out to all of you from Tandin: