Last month, Subhashini noticed that her once healthy teenager was suddenly looking frail. He seemed tired all the time, and even the news of him topping his class didn’t make him happy like it used to. Shubhashini knew something was wrong. Amarnath and her took him to a local doctor, but the medicines had no effect. Instead, she noticed that there was a growing swelling in his stomach.
Cancer will spread rapidly and kill him without chemotherapy
Harshavardhan has lymphoblastic lymphoma a rare, fast-growing form of cancer that starts when the white blood cells become abnormal and grow in an uncontrolled way. The abnormal white blood cells build up in one or more parts of the body. Harshavardhan’s cancer has now affected his lungs and kidneys, and he was started on dialysis. However, the only way it can be stopped from spreading to the rest of his body is with chemotherapy.Unfortunately, his helpless parents don’t even have the means to afford his blood test anymore. Chemotherapy is beyond their means.
His helpless parents can’t even afford a meal and are struggling with his mounting medical bills
“We don’t even enough to afford a meal anymore. When relatives come to visit us in the hospital, they bring along fruits and sometimes home cooked meals, and we eat whatever they get for us. We’re saving every rupee we have, to ensure that he gets the right treatment in time. Even if that means we go to bed hungry. But despite all our efforts, we can’t afford to continue his chemotherapy.”
Subhashini and Amarnath have a small grocery store in their hometown Kotnur, Andhra Pradesh. They earn around 700 per day, but after spending nearly 4 lakhs on his tests and treatment so far, they have nothing. Harshvardhan can survive with chemotherapy, but his parents can’t save him without your support.
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In the hospital, all Harshavardhan thinks about is home and all his books that now lay untouched. He loved to read, but Harshavardhan doesn’t even have the energy to even sit up now. His mother is devastated watching him suffer and can’t help but break down every time she sees him. Harshvardhan can be free form the misery and trauma of cancer with chemotherapy, but he needs your support to get treated in time. Harshavardhan can have a chance at having the bright future he's been working for, with your help.