Santhosh used to stay in a hostel, 500 km away from his family. During vacations in June 2017 when he went home to visit his parents, he complained of having mild neck pain. They took him to a local hospital where he was prescribed some painkillers. The pain was persistent so he sought another doctor. His uncle brought him to Bangalore where Santhosh was diagnosed with cancer.
For every chemotherapy treatment, Santhosh has to travel 500 km to the hospital from his native and return home on the same day. His family cannot afford to rent a room in Bangalore, and this is causing them more pain.
Santhosh’s father has suffered a huge loss in agriculture due to the scarcity of rain. His savings are exhausted and he is deep in debt. Santhosh's survival strategy is a Bone Marrow Transplant. The tests to find a match has cost them over Rs. 1.5 lakhs. His father has used up all their resources and can, in no way, afford Santhosh’s surgery that is estimated to cost Rs 15 lakhs.
We cannot even imagine the trauma 13-year-old Santhosh is going through having to fight the world's worst disease all by himself. With your support, he can defeat cancer and get his life back.