The Virtual Support Group Meeting for Delhi NCR & UP regions was organized by Friends of Max on 28th November 2020. It was attended by a hundred patients and caregivers.
What was originally intended to be a two hour long meeting ended up extending to almost three hours as a hundred patients and caregivers interacted with our doctors and FOM members.
The Max Foundation’s Priyanka welcomed our doctors and patients. This was followed by an introductory speech by FOM Trustee Anil Nagpal.
Dr. Dinesh Bhurani gave a very informative presentation on “Management of CML/GIST during the COVID19 pandemic”.
Next came the most awaited QA session which where our participants asked their queries to our panel of doctors including Dr Dinesh Bhurani, Dr Tulika Seth and Dr Gauri Kapoor as they very patiently gave their advise and cleared our patients’ doubts for more than an hour.
Next came The Max Foundation Programme Coordinator Prasad Kothekar, who gave a presentation on “Max Access Solutions (MAS)”.
Viji Venkatesh gave a presentation introducing Chai For Cancer and how our CFC Addas help spread awareness and raise money to help CML and GIST patients in need.
FOM City Chapter Leaders Shyam Kankani, Anil Nagpal, Manhar Kochhar, JP Tiwari, Rajdeep Singh and a few other patients then took their turns sharing their experiences as patients, caregivers and advocates of CML and GIST.
This was followed by all the participants of the meeting casually talking about their experiences dealing with CML and the help they have received from Friends of Max and The Max Foundation. Everyone lent their voices as we sang “Hum Honge Kamiyaab”.
Finally The Max Foundation Programme Coordinator Shalini brought the meeting to an end with her vote of thanks.
You can re-watch the Virtual Support Group Meeting on our Facebook page by clicking here.