Baliram is a delightful and friendly 16-year old. Both his parents are farmers who work for a meagre wage to provide for their two children and struggle their way through the month to make ends meet. They hail from a small village in the Karnataka-Maharashtra border. In fact, Bali crosses the border and travels around 10km to get to school every day.
It was about a year back that Bali was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. He gets frequent fever and body pain that gets unbearable at times. He also has severe bleeding from his eyes at times. He would go to the hospital frequently with his uncle, but soon his uncle also fell ill and then he had no way to come, because his parents could not afford to lose a day’s pay.
He now urgently needs to undergo a Chemotherapy, which would decide whether a BMT would be needed or not. The procedure would cost around Rs. 14,00,000. This is beyond what Bali’s parents can afford.
Please help Baliram live again.