Geshe Tashi Topgey is a monk at Sera Je monastery that needs a life saving surgery. Some information about his situation:

Geshe Tashi Topgey urgently needs your help.Geshe Tashi Topgey is a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition who lives at Sera Jey Monastery in Karnataka State in the south of India.  Born in the Monpa village of Surbi located in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, Geshe Tashi has been a monk at Sera Jey for around 30 years.  During his years at Sera he has worked tirelessly to serve his monastery in various capacities.  Currently Geshe Tashi serves as manager of Drati House, a section of Sera Jey that houses, educates and looks after 400 monks, old and young.

On May 27, 2015, Geshe Tashi suddenly collapsed unconscious while  working at the monastery.  He was rushed to Narayana Multispeciality Hospital in the city of Mysore, a distance of two hours by car from Sera.

Doctors have determined that Geshe Tashi has suffered an acute subarachnoid hemorrhage.  A subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues that cover the brain. The doctors feel that most likely this hemorrhage was caused by a ruptured cerebral anneurysm and have planned to do a CT scan to confirm their diagnosis.

However, Geshe Tashi was found to have hypertensive nephropathy (high blood pressure) when he was brought into the hospital.  The doctors stated in their report…”As doing a contrast CT cerebral angiogram will worsen the kidney functions and (Geshe Tashi) might require post procedure dialysis it was decided to be planned only after obtaining proper consent from (his) relatives….The surgery (to address) the anneurysm would be a high risk surgery…”

The doctors have said that this surgery has a 50-50 chance of success. Geshe Tashi’s family is en route to south India from Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh and should arrive in 3 days.

Geshe Tashi comes from a simple family of farmers.  His father died in July of 2014 and his mother is elderly.  The family does not posses adequate finacial resources to cover the cost of the surgery and the additional care Geshe Tashi will require if the surgery is a success.

We are humbly asking for help to provide this wonderful monk the care he desperarely needs so he can have a chance to live.

On behalf of Geshe Tahsi Topgey’s family and friends we deeply appreciate any help you can provide.

 

Click here to donate funds to his possible life saving surgery.

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