Durvesh lives in a village close to Alibaug, Maharashtra. He studies in Saaral Madhyamik School in his village. He suffers from a rare form of cancer called Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Durvesh was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2014 and he underwent chemotherapy to treat the same. With 6 sessions of chemotherapy, his lymphoma cleared. However, within 2 years, his lymphoma relapsed. He has been undergoing chemotherapy once more and is scheduled for a BMT on November 16, 2016 at the Kharghar branch of TMH.
His mother, Shubhangi, suspected a relapse in February this year when Durvesh started coming home more tired than usual, complaining of pain in his arm. He would not play with his friends and would stay at home, often due to fever. On examination, his relapse was detected.
Durvesh’s father, Sharad Shankar Mhatre, drives an auto rickshaw in Alibaug. His mother is a housewife. Durvesh has an elder brother, Viraaj, who is studying in 11th standard. Durvesh and Viraaj share a very close relationship and often play and study together.
Durvesh is an energetic child with a positive approach to life. He makes friends easily and makes a lot of jokes. He enjoys watching Doremon. He is very good at his favourite subject, Mathematics.
Shubhangi says, “We thought our troubles were over after his chemotherapy in 2014. But fate has other plans for my child. We are not in a financial position to help our child feel better. Any help will be greatly appreciated.”
Sharad says, “Durvesh wants to study really well and grow in his life. He misses his friends in school and in our village. We want to give him his childhood and life back as soon as we can. It is very painful to see our child suffer like this. I work very hard everyday just to be able to educate my children and give them a better life. I am feeling very helpless right now as I’m unable to financially provide for my child’s treatment.”