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Cancer Will Kill This 2-Year-Old Baby Girl Before Her Next Birthday

Kanagi was overwhelmed with joy and pride at her daughter’s first birthday celebrations. She dressed her up like a little princess in her favourite colour, and Baby Makamathi was all smiles. She was playing happily, running around her house and eating chocolates. Kanagi was thankful for the greatest blessing of her life - her daughter. But for her second birthday, baby Makamathi was in the hospital getting painful injections and chemotherapy, battling dreadful cancer. Not even in her wildest dreams did Kanagi imagine that her little one would have to go through this cruel journey. Baby Makamathi is too young to understand her condition and she is now crying all the time, unable to bear the agonizing pain. 

Baby Makamathi's cancer can quickly spread and turn fatal without treatment

Baby Makamathi is the only child of the young couple Kanagi and Muniyasamy. She was born healthy and was perfectly fine except that she was underweight, but the doctors said it is not a matter of concern as long as she is active. Baby Makamathi was very active and did not have any problems with her growth milestones. But in the month of May, she suddenly got a high fever that did not subside for more than 10 days. Kanagi took her to several hospitals, her haemoglobin count was drastically low and she was given blood transfusions. Yet her fever did not subside. When she took her to a hospital in Madurai, she was diagnosed with  B-cell acute lymphocytic leukaemia, a form of cancer that occurs when a bone marrow cell develops errors in its DNA. It progresses rapidly and creates immature blood cells, rather than mature ones.



"My husband and I broke down when doctors said 'cancer'. It took days to come to terms with it. How can my princess have a such a cruel disease? Her little body is not able to bear the painful chemo and injections. Just by looking at the nurses and doctors she starts crying. It is painful to see her crying all the time. Nothing can comfort her." - Kanagi.

Despite the health issues and emotional trauma, her mother struggles all alone to save her baby

Just when baby Makamathi completed her chemotherapy cycles, her cancer relapsed and this time it is even more aggressive and chemotherapy isn't enough anymore. She needs a bone marrow transplant to battle cancer. Kanagi was shattered and now she fears if her little princess will ever make it. Kanagi became pregnant again recently, but with the unexpected diagnosis of her child and all the trauma that she had to face eventually led to a miscarriage. She is both physically and emotionally exhausted. She also has diabetes that makes her tired and weak often. But now all her focus in on her baby, to save her life at any cost.


Photo taken during Baby Makamathi's first birthday

"She is not able to even drink a sip of water, I realized that it was because of her mouth sores only after the doctors told us. All she can say is 'Amma' and 'Appa'. Her little body is poked with needles everywhere. She has lost her smile, her hair is shaved, she no longer looks like herself. But all I can do is to watch her helplessly. There are times I have fainted in the hospital, but I force myself to gather all strength to look after my baby." - Kanagi.

The poor parents cannot afford the life-saving transplant for their only child

Kanagi's husband, Muniyasmy, is an accountant in their hometown Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu. They lived a modest life with is meager income. They saved every rupee for their child's future. They weren't prepared for this unexpected turn in their life. They have now exhausted all their savings and have borrowed 5 lakh so far from their relatives and friends. After her treatment was completed, they were prepared to start their life from scratch, but just when they were hopeful of taking her back home, they received another blow. Now, they need 16 lakh for the chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant. They do not know whom to turn to help and the treatment is just beyond their means.


An old pic of baby Makamathi with her father Muniyasamy

"My husband cannot afford to take leave from his office. Now every rupee counts for us. I'm all alone in the hospital in Madurai and he is struggling back home to arrange money for the treatment. I'm sure he must be having sleepless nights and not eating anything. When I sent him our baby's photos, he broke into tears. He couldn't bear to see her in this condition. We know that we can never arrange such a huge amount." - Kanagi.

How You Can Help

2-year-old baby Makamathi is battling a dreadful bone marrow cancer. It can spread rapidly and kill her without an urgent bone marrow transplant. She is in constant pain and her little body is getting weaker by the day. Her parents have nothing left with them to afford the treatment. Please help this young couple to save their only child.
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28th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

Baby Makamathi is doing well. Baby is recovering and is responding well to the treatment. Baby is planned to undergo Bone Marrow Transplant in the coming week. We shall keep you posted.

Thank you once again.

Regards,
Kalai
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

Baby Makamathi is doing well. Baby is recovering and is responding well to the treatment. Baby is planned to undergo Bone Marrow Transplant in the coming week. We shall keep you posted.

Thank you once again.

Regards,
Kalai
16th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for your immense support.

Makamathi is responding well to the treatment. She has to undergo Bone Marrow Transplant and the donor for the transplant might be somebody from outside. The transplant will most probably take place in the month of February or earlier.

We request you to keep supporting the campaign.

Regards,
Kalai Selvi 
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for your immense support.

Makamathi is responding well to the treatment. She has to undergo Bone Marrow Transplant and the donor for the transplant might be somebody from outside. The transplant will most probably take place in the month of February or earlier.

We request you to keep supporting the campaign.

Regards,
Kalai Selvi 
5th January 2019
Dear supporters
 
I'd like to thank you all for the immense love and support!

Makamathi is currently on chemotherapy. She has high chance of cure with Allogenic stem cell (a type of Bone Marrow Transplant) transplantation.The doctors plan to proceed with Allogenic stem cell transplantation in coming weeks.

Thank you. Please keep supporting. 

Regards,
Kalai Selvi
Dear supporters
 
I'd like to thank you all for the immense love and support!

Makamathi is currently on chemotherapy. She has high chance of cure with Allogenic stem cell (a type of Bone Marrow Transplant) transplantation.The doctors plan to proceed with Allogenic stem cell transplantation in coming weeks.

Thank you. Please keep supporting. 

Regards,
Kalai Selvi
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