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Patient Advocates of the Month (December 2019) Mujeeb V K and Sharafudheen K

Mujeeb V K and Sharafudheen K, from Calicut, are our Patient Advocates of the Month for December’19 We are all very similar people knitted together by the same path we have chosen. Many of us , especially because of those bonds ,  are happy working tirelessly behind the curtains and two such amongst us are our City Chapter Leaders

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GIST Meeting and CFC Adda- 14th December’2019

Together we Share and Learn… Yes it was indeed a day of being together, sharing our knowledge and learning things from others. Sharing a brief of the GIST meeting and CFC Adda held at the Max Foundation office on 14th December’2019 The meeting was supposed

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Patient Advocates of the Month (October 2019) Sailaja Kosuri and Nandini Dabbir

Friendships happen unexpectedly. It just needs two souls to understand each other upon meeting. Such is the story of our advocates Sailaja and Nandini. They met during the FOM Cochin Leadership Summit in 2016 and a casual interaction led to an intense camaraderie. A graduate from Delhi University, Sailaja spent forty years of her life

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Life Raft Group Webcast Series: Dental Healthcare in GIST

Dr. Nikhil Guhagarkar was invited by ‘The Life Raft group’ from the USA to host a webcast on Dental healthcare in ‘Gastro-intestinal Stromal Tumour’ or GIST. Nikhil , as we all know is our spokesperson on GIST and an active patient advocate on various platforms.

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CML & GIST Support Group Meeting, Hyderabad-13th September 2019

Hyderabad Core group members, Viji and Sudha were the first to arrive and got busy with arrangements right away – Banners were being put up, stage arrangements were being taken care of and registration of participants, and of course photo ops happening alongside J. Light

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World CML Day celebrations at NIMS, Hyderabad.

One of our five #WorldCMLDay celebrations in India was at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) on 21st September 2019. A very reputed hospital catering to needs of patients from Andhra Pradesh and Telengana , NIMS continues its tradition of the last five years to observe

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FOM Volunteer of the Month (August 2019) – Vicky Vatnani

The FOM Volunteer of the Month (August 2019) is Vicky Vatnani. Vicky is one of our most enthusiastic volunteers and a pillar of Friend of Max’s many activities in Hyderabad. He has been an inspiring leader providing amazing support and guidance to the City Chapter of Hyderabad

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Introducing ‘Chaiathon’!

Introducing to you all, dear FOM – The ‘Chaiathon’ ☕☕ Our unique project for WORLD CML DAY 2019 The Chaiathon is a Marathon which we can complete from the comfort of our home. No walking, no running – just ourselves and our daily cup of Chai.  Beginning today 22/08/19 and concluding on

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Welcome to Friends of Max!

Patient Support Groups: Helping Patients and their caregivers cope with the diagnosis of Cancer A diagnosis of cancer can bring out strong fears and anxieties in the affected family or social unit. While timely access to treatment and family support can go a long way

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Patient Advocate of the Month – February 2020

Our Patient Advocate of the Month – February 2020 is Dhrubajyoti Kalita, a CML patient from Assam. Dhrubajyoti ji studied in B.Borooah College, Guwahati and lives there with his mother, sisters, wife and his 3 & a half year old daughter. His wife, a breast