At 5, She Has No Idea What Cancer Is; But She Is Fighting It Bravely.

5-year-old Harshita is a bright, friendly little girl. Her big, curious eyes are always looking for a new game to play. She is full of ideas and enjoys colouring. Today, her mother is struggling to save the little one's life.

My name is Nithya. I am presently the sole breadwinner of the house. I work as an associate at a firm and earn Rs. 20,000 a month. It is with this salary that I take care of my husband, my 12-year-old son and my 5-year-old daughter. 

My elder son is suffering from DMD (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). His condition worsens as he grows up. He had to discontinue school last year so that he could undergo physiotherapy. My husband even quit his job to take care of him. It was around the same time that my daughter started falling ill. We could never have guessed what waited for us on the other side.

It started as a small fever:

When Harshita developed a fever last year, we consulted a nearby doctor. She was given medicines, but they hardly helped. When her condition started getting worse in January 2017, we rushed her to a hospital. It was here that they got a diagnosis for the little one’s condition. Harshita was suffering from ALL(Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia), a type of Cancer. This changed our life forever.

The Struggle:

Cancer, it’s a word we fear to even utter. We are simple people, struggling to make ends meet with a single income. Our basic expenses are for food, education and regular things like this. Even the thought of having to spend 50% of my income on just medication makes me shudder. My son needs constant medical attention as well. He cannot even walk. On the other hand my baby daughter is battling death

For all these months, we have somehow been juggling, just trying to make sure we can save both of them, but now the bills are piling up, and I have no resources left to draw from. My husband is torn between helplessness and grief.

Harshitha needs your help:

My 5-year-old looks at me with a million questions in her eyes. She goes to the hospital, and loses herself in playing with the other children in the ward. If they are not there, she feels scared and starts crying. How do I tell her, what has happened to her? How do I tell her what Cancer is, and what it can do to her?

How you can help

Nithya is not able to afford her daughter’s treatment with her income. She must urgently undergo chemotherapy in order to prevent the Cancer from claiming her life. Harshita has no idea the battle she is fighting is against death. 

Your support could help this mother keep her 5-year-old alive.

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20th March 2018
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update on baby's health.

Harshita is currently at home and doing well. She has almost recovered and her treatment is completed. However, she has to visit the hospital for regular follow-ups to keep a track on her health condition.

The remaining funds will be utilized for the medical expenses incurred on her follow-ups and test she will have to undergo like blood test, radiology, etc to ensure that she is healthy and recovers completely.

Thank you so much for your love and support. It would not have been possible without your help.

10th July 2017
Dear Supporters,

Here is an update on Harshita's health:

Harshita is undergoing chemotherapy and the doses have been made stronger. She is still trying to recover from the last session. However, the WBC count has reduced. Injections are being administered daily to give a little stability. 4 more doses are left to finish this cycle.

The doctors have suggested waiting for two more days, if she is able to recover from the chemotherapy then they will continue the next session of chemotherapy. If not then blood transfusion has to be undertaken.

Please do pray for her recovery. Thank you for all the love and support.

Team Milaap.
28th June 2017
Dear supporters,

Harshita is admitted in the hospital for her next cycle of chemo. Her blood reports were normal and now her chemo is going on, she has to continue this for another 4 days, by God's grace she is doing well with all the good wishes of our supporters. Thank you for your guidance and support.

Here is a photo of her:
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Supporters (120)

Anitha donated Rs.2,500
11 months ago
shibu donated US $75
12 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
12 months ago
Hitul donated Rs.1,000
12 months ago

Good luck

Prasanth donated Rs.2,500
12 months ago
Nirmal donated Rs.2,500
12 months ago

We pray for you n your family.