This Teenager Dreads His Cancer Will Never Be Cured If His Chemo Stops | Milaap
This Teenager Dreads His Cancer Will Never Be Cured If His Chemo Stops
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    Sukanto Konar
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Sarowar Malitya

    from Murshidabad, West Bengal

Story

It was a big leap of faith for Sarowar to rejoin his school while fighting his cancer. He had been praying for this day since a year but unfortunately it turned out to be a nightmare for him.

"After a year of Sarowar's cancer diagnosis, we had decided to take one chance for him to lead a normal childhood. We were devastated to see our lonely son at an age where just like other kids, we wanted him to have friends, go to school or play. Even though we were extremely hesitant, we sent him to school only to get that dreaded call from his Principal on the first day itself. He had fainted and his gums were bleeding profusely."- Golam, father 

His cancer symptoms started showing up all at once weakening his immunity

Sarowar was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in October 2019. It all started with recurring fevers, sudden blackouts and nose bleeds. Seeing him lose weight drastically, it didn't take much time for the local doctors to detect his Blood Cancer. After multiple tests, they all suggested his parents to immediately shift him to a city hospital because their village didn't have adequate facilities for his chemotherapy and blood transfusions.

The high-dosage chemotherapy has kept him painfully awake for days  

Golam and Parmila, Sarowar's parents, have had the toughest time seeing their son suffer from severe symptoms during his chemotherapy. They weren't prepared for his cancer to completely drain them out, not only physically but also mentally and financially.

"I'm so scared because he is losing weight drastically but those high dosage antibiotics make his entire body appear swollen. I see him cry in pain, clenching his stomach, the whole night after his chemo. I have two more kids to look after but we have left everything and come here just to save our son. I don't remember the last time my son ate something with a smile on his face. He starts throwing up just at the mere sight of food now. How will I be able to swallow food down my throat if my son hasn't eaten anything since days?"- Parmila, mother

Unable to afford the treatment, these parents have nowhere to go now

Despite fighting cancer for 2 years, Sarowar still needs to continue his chemotherapy and blood transfusions. Unable to earn more than Rs.200-250 a day from labour work, his parents don't know how to arrange 10 lakhs for his treatment now. They had to even vacate the room they had rented in the city near the hospital. If they fail to pay the rent, they will have to travel daily for 8 hours from their village to reach the city hospital which will further deteriorate Sarowar's condition further. They have spent close to 5 lakhs and now nobody is ready to lend them money unless they clear their previous dues.

"I feel very lonely here. I could never make friends because of my cancer, so my siblings are my only friends. But they can't come to live with me because this small room, we live in, can't fit more than 2 people. I miss them and without them I feel very helpless and upset. At times when they call me, I end up crying because I miss them and my home so much. Every day I'm scared to go to the hospital to take those painful injections but I only do it so that I can recover and go back home again."- Sarowar 


Owing to the previous incident, Sarowar's school has refused to continue his education there because they are worried if something happens to him during the school hours, they will fail to help him out. Due to this reason, he had to drop out of his school and now his life revolves only around his hospital visits and loneliness.

The only person that can now give him a normal childhood is you. Please contribute to help 15-year old Sarowar complete his chemotherapy and become cancer-free.  

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