Nidhi ran into the room screaming, “Mom! Come quick! Anu Akka is not able to lift her hand!” We didn’t know what to think. In those moments, none of us ever thought it could be brain tumor.
Anushree is my cousin. She’s 16 years old, and had just started first year at Pre-University to study commerce. One day, a few months ago, she suddenly lost all feeling in her left arm. She couldn’t move it. When she couldn’t move it, her sister, Nidhi, rushed to inform us all. We took her to a local hospital where a doctor prescribed some medicines. While she was on the medication, Anushree slowly began to lose her appetite. Things got serious when she started vomiting continuously.
We finally took her to NH, where their diagnostic tests finally revealed that she had Glioblastoma multiforme
, which is the most malignant form of brain tumor
. Her parents were crushed by this diagnosis, and could not believe how Anushree’s life changed so quickly. There was no time to waste, so they immediately operated
on her, and removed 60-75% of the tumor. As it was malignant, she has been advised chemotherapy and tablets as a treatment option to increase her life expectancy
. Even now, Anushree is fighting for her life
. She will have a chance to look forward to her future only if she gets this treatment.
My uncle, Anushree’s father, Venugopal, is a stage designer for concerts and weddings. His work is seasonal, as is his income. My aunt, Radha, is a housewife. The only monthly income they got was from a house they owned which they rented out. All savings from this rent money were spent on the surgery costs. The rest of us from the family also contributed to the same. Now, we don’t have much to support the next stage of Anushree’s treatment which is essential for her to have even a single shot at survival.
Anushree is recovering well from the surgery but there is a long road ahead of us. While we are all huddled around her, barely keeping it together, she is full of courage. Anushree keeps saying, “Don’t worry mom. I’ll be fine.” She tries to study so she can keep up with college, but it gives her a bad headache. At this time, the only thing we can do is stay strong for her, and hope God, and people like you are with us in this fight.
Doctors have told us that without chemotherapy and the tablets, the chances for her survival are very less. It will cost us Rs. 2,00,000 - money we cannot afford right now.
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