2-year-old Avanesh is an adorable baby boy pampered by everyone in his huge loving family. Everything seemed rosy for a while until Avanesh was diagnosed with a rare form of tumor. This baby boy immediately needs a surgery to remove the tumor so he can live a long happy life.
When it became more than just a toddler’s stumblesWhen Avanesh was 18 months old, he began stumbling a lot while trying to walk. For a while, these parents thought it was normal until they all realized it he was not able to balance himself. The anxious parents took him to a hospital and ran him through a series of tests that showed no abnormalities. However, after speaking to a few doctors and making more consults, they understood it could be the initial symptoms of a benign tumor or cancer.
After a few more tests for cancer, Avanesh was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in the chest (cancer cells form in the nerve tissue of the chest). It is quite rare to find this in children and could be incredibly fatal if it metastases to the bone. Avanesh was placed under observation for 20 days to check if the tumor is growing. Once the second set of scans showed there is no metastasis at present, the doctor suggested immediate surgery so they could avoid future complications.
This is a family that helps each other
“My brother earns a little more than me. Although his responsibilities are more, he still pays a few bills entirely as a way of helping us out.”
Somnath is has been an office boy at a private company for over 9 years, currently drawing a salary of Rs.7,000. Suma takes care of the children at home, and also takes on tailoring and alteration orders for the people in the neighborhood. The money they make together is barely enough to pay for the household expenses, the daughter’s school fee, and now Avanesh’s medical expenses. They have not saved much over the years, but Somnath is contributing as much as they have saved towards Avanesh’s tests, medicines, and treatment.
How can you help?
This family does not have the means to pay for this surgery at this time. The cost estimated for the surgery is Rs. 3,00,000. Your support can give this baby boy a safe and long life.
Donate now and help Avanesh get treated for his tumor.