Zelia Christiana Castello, a 27-year-old police officer from Point Fortin in Trinidad and Tobago, will go to India on October 2 to undergo potentially life-saving surgery.
Castello claims that despite the fact that plans have been made with the Apollo Hospital in India to begin her surgery, she is still severely short of money.
The total cost of the treatment will be $1.4 million. Castello has been able to raise a portion of this amount through donations and sponsors. Her insurance policy does not cover cancer.
She has been diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Apollo Hospital is one of the biggest and best hospitals in India with 5 different locations throughout the country.