Help 2-Year-Old Aindrila To Complete Her Crucial Treatment

2-Year-old Aindrilla was diagnosed with a blood disease when she was just 10 months old. This little toddler has suffered more than we could imagine, painful blood transfusions, a bone marrow transplant. Even after all this, this little one is not out of her misery. She is not yet recovered but is on the verge of missing the crucial treatment because her helpless parents have been left with no money.

Accountant Father Seeks Help To Save 2-Year-Old Daughter

My name is Rintu and I  work as an accountant in a private company in Mumbai. My parents are farmers and it was after much hardwork that I got this job. My wife, Subharani is a homemaker. My income was enough for us to lead a normal, happy life and with the birth of our daughter, our lives were complete.

When my daughter Aindrila was 10 months old, she developed fever, it kept recurring that we thought we will lose her. After several tests, it was found that out little daughter had thalassemia, a blood disease. The only solution is a blood transfusion. She is 2 years old now and it was regula blood transfusions that kept her alive. But she grew we knew that blood transfusions were only a temporary solution and had its share of complications. 

Parents Travelled Mumbai to Bengaluru To Save Their Daughter

I started searching for the hospital with treatment for my daughter and with lot of efforts ,came to Narayana Hrudayalaya in Bengaluru.

I didn't know that a permanent solution will be so expensive that our lives will be changed forever. I took loans from banks, friends and colleagues, hoping to see my daughter recover from this disease. We found a fully matched donor. We spent over 12 lakhs for the treatment so far but she has a long way to before coming out of hospital fully recovered. Doctors told us that post-transplant care is more crucial than the transplant.

This 2-Year-Old's Crucial Treatment Is At Stake

We have nothing left to pay for the treatment. We are scared every day that we will not able to manage the next day's treatment. I cannot take my weak daughter who just finished her transplant out of the life. It will put her life in danger. She has to continue her treatment by any chance.

Your Support Will Save My Daughter

It has been 20 days since she underwent the transplant, but still we don't know the progress. Her blood counts are increasing but we cannot be completely sure that she is recovering. Each day, the expenses are shooting up. I will not be allowed to take another loan and my last option is to seek your help. Aindrila needs to continue this crucial treatment otherwise everything will go in vain. Your support will save my daughter.

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8th February 2017
Dear supporters,

Here is an update on Aindrilla’s health. 

With your support Aindrilla was able to undergo the bone marrow transplant in June 2016. The family has shared their gratitude to all of you. Aindrilla was responding to the treatment, but from November she has been becoming weak. We spoke to Rintu, Aindrilla’s father. “She was making good progress after the bone marrow transplant”, said Rintu. But since November, things became critical. The donor’s cell count reduced tremendously. This has made her extremely weak over the past few months. She has become anaemic since the red blood cells counts have gone down tremendously.

Rintu and his wife have shifted to Bangalore for their child’s treatment.  Sine the counts are not improving, doctors have recommended that she should undergo another bone marrow transplant. The only ray of hope for the family is another transplant but with the increasing expenses, they are struggling for funds.

Rintu has asked your help in sharing this update with your friends or network who would be willing to support them. “I am extremely grateful for your support. When we had no way to help my daughter to undergo the  treatment, you helped us, but now I have another request  to save my daughter”, said Rintu.

Thank you!

3rd November 2016
Dear Supporters

Aindrila recovered from the viral fever in the first week of September after chemotherapy. Blood test were conducted once in every 2-3 weeks to check her recovery after the transplant. In the latest test, which was conducted on October 26, it was revealed that the percentage of cells produced by the transplanted bone marrow has now reduced to 45% compared to the total cells. 

Immediately after the transplant, the donor cell count was above 99%. It has gradually reduced to the current levels over the last two months. Doctors say that it is very unusual that the bone-marrow of an unrelated donor is rejected four months after the transplant.

More stem cells from the bone marrow harvest were injected today and the doctors are hopeful that the donor cells count gets better. At the same time, doctors have said that if the situation does not improve, she will need another bone marrow transplant (BMT). Aindrila’s father, Rintu says, “BMT is a painful operation. I hope that the proportion of donor cells in Aindrila goes up again after the latest injection so that my daughter does not have to go through the ordeal again. Please pray for her health.”

Team Milaap
2nd September 2016
Dear Supporters,

I am Sudhakar, a Milaap Open fellow in Bengaluru. I spoke to Aindrila’s father, Rintu, on 1st September 2016. They have rented a house near the hospital temporarily till Aindrila’s  admitted in Narayana Hrudayalaya.

The bone marrow transplant was carried out in the month of June 2016 successfully. Rintu  says, “The bone marrow donor was chosen from Datri Blood Stem Cells Donors Registry. Doctors suspect that because the donor for the Bone Marrow Transplant was not a relative, certain complications might arise.” 

Aindrila has been suffering from a viral fever and infection for the last 10 days. A chemotherapy session is currently in progress to get rid of the ECG virus, the count of which had increased because Aindrila’s immunity is poor. 

The course of the post transplant care will be decided by the doctors once she recovers from the fever and based on the blood test results then. She has been undergoing blood tests weekly. The results were positive overall before the fever hit her in August. Each blood test costs about  Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000, and the expenses have risen further because of the fever. 

Please help us spread the word so that we are able to reach the campaign target as soon as possible. Let’s pray for Aindrila’s good health so that she recovers at the earliest.

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ASHA donated US $35
over 1 year ago

May God bless Aindrilla with a full recovery soon, and may she live a v long & happy life.

ARPAN donated Rs.1,500
over 1 year ago
Rahul donated US $150
over 1 year ago

Speedy recovery and strength to the parents

Anonymous donated US $50
over 1 year ago
Madhu donated US $26
almost 2 years ago
ASHA donated US $25
almost 2 years ago

My niece whose name was Aisha Chaudhary also received a bone marrow transplant at the age of 8 months. I wish Andrila a complete recovery. May God bless her and her parents.