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Without Transplant In A Few Days, This Bicycle Mechanic's Son will Die

"My son is the biggest gift of my life. There isn't a day that I start without thanking God for giving me such a wonderful kid. He was not only active but always scored the highest in his class. He used to read English forwarded messages on my phone, even though I don't understand a word, I was proud to hear him read. But now, I get to meet him once in 20 days. I wait outside the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) unit with tears at bay looking at him through the glass door every 10 minutes. I pray that today shouldn't be his last day. There are hardly any days left for him to undergo a transplant and I don’t have a rupee in my hand to save him. As the clock is ticking, the fear of losing my son is killing me inside.” - Srinivas, Harshavardhan's father.

These parents are protecting their son from the truth but they are unable to save him from fatal cancer

Harshavardhan is suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), a severe form of blood cancer where the rapid growth of abnormal cells build up in the blood and bone marrow and interfere with normal blood cells. He urgently needs allogenic stem cell transplant where stem cells are collected from a matching donor and transplanted into the patient to suppress the disease and restore the immune system. Harshavardhan is currently undergoing chemotherapy, without this urgent transplant in a few days, this child will not live long.



“Though he tries to look very calm, he is very frightened. My wife and I take turns to care for our child every 12 hours, but he doesn’t let go of his mother due to fear and he always wants her to be by his side. I eagerly wait for him to call me. Sometimes, it takes more than 20 days. He suspects something is gravely wrong with his health. A few days after he was diagnosed, he began to lose his hair. It was so drastic that when my wife used to run a brush through his hair, hair would fall out in clumps. We had to completely shave his head so that it doesn’t affect him and cause no further doubts. We always make sure to hide our emotions in front of him.” - Srinivas.


Harshavardhan before the diagnosis

In no time, along with this 12-years-old, the fate of this family has changed 

3-months-ago, Harshavarthan returned home from school and complained his parents that red spots are appearing on his skin. The parents thought it was mosquito bites and expected to heal soon. But after a couple of days, it just got worse and the worried parents quickly consulted a local doctor. The doctors suggested to take him to a private hospital immediately in Hyderabad. Before they reached the hospital the next day, the child suffered a high fever. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with cancer.



"We did not have money to even afford the hospital admission. The news of my son’s illness had soon spread in our village and they were very kind to immediately collect a generous amount and send me. But it wasn't enough to save him. With God's grace a few others funded to save our son. With this selfless help, we were able to afford intense treatment for three months. When I was told that I am the suitable donor to my son, on one hand, I was happy that I got a chance to save my son but on the other hand, costs of the transplant stands as the biggest hurdle and there isn’t any time left. If he doesn’t undergo the transplant within a few days this cruel disease will take my son away from me.” - Srinivas.

This desperate father who feeds his family only the days he repairs cycles cannot save his son

Srinivas is a bicycle mechanic in a small village in West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. He owns a small shed and runs his mechanic shop. The days he has the business he earns around Rs 250 and that day he knows that he will be able to feed his family with his little earnings. Sleeping on an empty stomach is a daily challenge to this family. They are unable to bear the expenses of the treatment. The family needs 20 lakhs to save Harshavardhan.

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12-year-old Harshavardhan needs urgent transplant within a few days to survive a severe form of blood cancer. Without this immediate transplant, Srinivas and Srilakshmi will lose their son forever. All they ever wanted was to see their son grow and have a better future than theirs. But now, their son is fighting for his life every second. The poor parents cannot afford this life-saving treatment. Only with the immediate help they can save their son.
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20th February 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support and love shown towards Venkata.

Master Venkata Harshavardhan was undergoing treatment in the hospital. He successfully under went his  transplant and chemotherapy. He is doing good and is recovering.

Thank you once again.

Regards,
Srinivas (Father)
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support and love shown towards Venkata.

Master Venkata Harshavardhan was undergoing treatment in the hospital. He successfully under went his  transplant and chemotherapy. He is doing good and is recovering.

Thank you once again.

Regards,
Srinivas (Father)
18th December 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support and love shown towards Venkata.

He is currently recovering from the transplant surgery and he is doing well. He is constantly undergoing tests to ensure there are no complications and all the reports are normal. He needs to undergo treatment for at least 3 months now.

We request you to continue supporting Venkata by sharing his campaign with your friends and family. Please keep him in your prayers.

Regards,
Srinivas (Father)
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support and love shown towards Venkata.

He is currently recovering from the transplant surgery and he is doing well. He is constantly undergoing tests to ensure there are no complications and all the reports are normal. He needs to undergo treatment for at least 3 months now.

We request you to continue supporting Venkata by sharing his campaign with your friends and family. Please keep him in your prayers.

Regards,
Srinivas (Father)
13th November 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

The kid has undergone Bone Marrow Transplant, and is doing well.  He requires further  hospital stay and medical support as advised by the doctor. We shall keep you posted on the same.

Thank you once again.

Regards,
Saroja
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

The kid has undergone Bone Marrow Transplant, and is doing well.  He requires further  hospital stay and medical support as advised by the doctor. We shall keep you posted on the same.

Thank you once again.

Regards,
Saroja
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Rs.221,490 raised

Goal: Rs.2,000,000

Beneficiary: K Venkata Harsh... info_outline

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Wishing a speedy recovery

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Praying for all those going through challenging times

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Hi Harsha, don't worry god is there and will relieve you from the pain very soon.

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