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Apollo Hospitals sponsors  transplant survivor’s sporting event in Australia

Apollo Hospitals sponsors transplant survivor’s sporting event in Australia

In an initiative to celebrate the heroism of transplant recipients and showcase support to patients beyond the treatment cycle, Apollo Hospitals is sponsoring the journey of former patient and star sportsperson, Sumeer Kumar, to the World Transplant Games in Australia this month. The World Transplant Games is the world’s largest awareness event and sporting platform for transplant communities. Sumeer Kumar a kidney transplant survivor is a professional sportsperson who has excelled in cricket, badminton and athletics. However, he has endured a two-decade-old battle with various medical conditions.

Acute kidney failure

 At the peak of his cricketing career, he was diagnosed with acute kidney failure. Respiratory infections while on a high-altitude training programme some years later affected his kidneys again. He has since faced multiple surgeries critical surgeries, including open heart procedures, at Apollo Hospitals.The pandemic brought more criticality as he suffered a paralytic attack from a stroke. But with ongoing support and care of Apollo Hospitals, as well as his determination and resilience, Sumeer overcame the odds and became an inspiration to the transplant community.