"I think Subham knows that something is wrong with him - he barely even smiles any more." – Subham's mother.
Subham is a 1-year-old who was recently diagnosed with a malignant tumour in his right kidney. His father is a daily-wage worker who simply does not have the time to arrange for funds to save his baby.
Subham's cancer is spreading fast and he needs a surgery as soon as possible
Subham is no longer the happy, curious child he used to beSubham is the only child of Sajal Roy and Mausami Saha – and theirs is a small family who live in the remote village of Joynagar, Tripura. The village is about 65 kms from Agartala – the nearest town. They didn't have much but they were happy.
Unfortunately, their happiness was short lived. Subham developed a lump in his small tummy and ran a high fever. He even passed blood in his urine. His parents were shocked at how suddenly something seemed really wrong with their child.
They didn't have any money so they borrowed from other villagers and took their child to Agartala. There Subham was diagnosed with a tumour in his kidney last month. What is worse is that the tumour is cancerous and Subham's kidney needs to be removed a the earliest to save him.
“Subham hasn't even started dreaming or thinking. He just started walking a few months back. We used to worry that he would stumble and fall. Little did we know that we would spend sleepless nights over saving his life. It is too early for him to suffer this way,” laments his mother.
Subham's stomach is swollen due to cancer
Subham these days spends most of his time in the hospital bed of Sanjevani Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, waiting for an operation as the pain has become unbearable over the past few weeks. Little does he know how much his parents are struggling to arrange the money required for his treatment.
“Our worse fears for our sick child are coming true”Subham’s father works as a daily wage labourer earning about Rs 5,000-6,000 a month depending on how much work he finds. Even before Subham's illness, it was barely enough to make ends meet. The additional cost of treatment is breaking Sajal's back with worry.
Subham needs an operation as soon as possible to avoid the tumor from spreading to other organs in his body. The biggest danger in this type of cancer is the cancer spreading and causing multiple organ failure. The family has spent everything they had and their worst fears have come true. Each day's treatment for Subham is a challenge.
“When we left our village, I borrowed from my friends and family. All that money is over and I have nothing left even to sell. All I can do is beg everyone I meet to help me save my child's life,” says Sajal.
Subham is running out of time – how you can helpSubham's right kidney needs to be removed at the earliest and the cost for the procedure is Rs 3.2 lakhs. There is very less time and without a surgery soon, Subham's body will start failing. Subham’s family desperately needs your help in raising the funds for the operation.
Your contribution will give a new ray of hope to an infant’s life.