Aparna would frequently develop unusual black patches on her skin.
Aparna had an unusual love for studying. She would prefer studying over playing with her friends. Though this was strange, her parents only thought it was a good thing. They did not realize that their child was actually too weak to play and would only try to avoid playing.
“Whenever she got hurt, even the smallest bruise would turn into a big, black patch which stayed for days. We did not even realize what was happening to her till she fainted in the bathroom about a month ago,” Jayapraksh can join the dots now, unable to believe he had really missed it.
On July 28, as Aparna was getting ready for school, she fainted in the bathroom. This was when the parents realized that something was terribly wrong with their 11-year-old. They rushed her to a local hospital. A few tests revealed that the little girl’s blood count was highly abnormal. She was immediately given blood. From here, they were referred to another hospital before being referred to Manipal Hospital, Bangalore.
A Bone Marrow Transplant can give Aparna a normal life. She will not need regular transfusions and hospital visits. The little girl is only in 5th standard. She is eagerly waiting for the needles to be taken off so she can go back to school.
The procedure would cost about Rs. 20 Lakh, an amount too big for any middle-class family to afford.
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