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This Girl Fighting Brain Tumour Hides Her Pain From Her Parents
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    from Erode, Tamil Nadu

“Amma, I cannot sleep properly” she says when I try to make her sleep. But when she sees me weeping she gives me strength by saying "I will be fine. You go amma, don’t cry" She knows that she is becoming weaker by the day, but she does not want us to see the pain she's going through. Even now all she worries about is us." - Nagapriya, Anu’s mother

Anu aspires to be a teacher 

8-year-old Anu who loves studying says that she wants to be a teacher one day. But it's been two years since she went to school. Even when battling with one of the deadliest forms of cancer, her beauty and strength lie in the way she makes you believe as if she feels no pain at all. She wants to be left alone as she does not want her mother to get to know her deteriorating state. 

Deserted by relatives, friends and neighbors, Karthik and his wife stand all alone in their relentless effort to save their only child

“I have been a housewife all these years. Today I regret not working...maybe if I had we would have enough to afford her treatment? I feel helpless at the moment." -Nagapriya 

Karthik, Anu’s Father, is an auto-loom technician who has already spent 22 lakhs in these past two years. They even had to sell their house. The only chance their daughter Anu now has is to immediately undergo an advanced form of chemotherapy to destroy the developing tumour within her brain completely. The next few weeks are crucial, she must receive the treatment soon. Her parents are not only emotionally broken but also financially crippled in such a way that they are struggling to fulfil even their basic day to day needs.

It's Not Too Late - We Can Still Save Anu 

"We came to the Chennai with a hope that she will be cured of cancer for sure.But now, it looks like my only child may not even have a future anymore. Anu has made it this fa..she has been so brave. She can be saved, it's not too late...we just don't have anyone to help us." - Karthik 

30 lakhs – that’s what it will take to save Anu’s life. She’s is a kid with just a small dream to become a teacher. Let's lend our support.

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