13-Year-Old Keeps Her Family Confident That She Will Survive Cancer

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“She asks me 'Appa, why do you worry?' She says it only hurts as much as an injection. She is the one who assures us that all this time in the hospital is going to help her, and that she will recover very soon and become an IAS officer. She’s only 13, but ever since she found out about her Cancer, she has suddenly grown up more than she should have, “ Madhumita’s father Palani still smiles at his little daughter’s innocence.

A normal health check-up in school led to her diagnosis

Around 4 months ago, during the compulsory, routine health check-up in her government school, Madhumita told the doctor that she had some trouble reading words written on the board. Upon testing, the doctors told her that this could be more serious. They immediately notified her teacher of the need for a couple of scans.

The reports revealed a growth in the optic nerve. Madhumita was diagnosed with Cancer. The doctors referred them to a bigger hospital for treatment. The parents, both daily wage workers were shattered. They did not know what to do next.
“Madhumita is my promise of a better tomorrow. I look forward to meeting her teachers after every exam. She is good in academics and in sports. At 13, she is very understanding of our limitations as parents. She loves going to new places, and learning about them. She goes on school trips and comes back full of stories. I see the world through her eyes. She always says, ‘Appa, I will grow up and take you there too’,”  Palani recalls

She needs an urgent surgery

The growth being cancerous, it had be removed, and the area had to be treated to prevent further growth. An urgent surgery and radiotherapy were required.

“We somehow asked for help. My friends helped us a little, our extended family did some, and even the doctors helped us a lot. This was how she underwent her surgery, but all that effort will be of no use without the radiotherapy, and I have no place to go to, ”

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“We have no way to get the treatment done. I thought I could do nothing but discontinue treatment and watch my daughter painfully and slowly wane away before my eyes. When the doctor told me there was a way to get help from people around the world, I could not believe it. Is it really possible?  Would strangers help me save my daughter? I never imagined there are people who would believe our lives have value too.”

Palani is a daily wage worker. So is his wife. He works at construction sites and makes Rs. 400 a day for days when he finds work. His wife works on the fields and earns Rs. 80 a day. It is with this income that they run the household and educate their 2 daughters. Contributions through this campaign will help Madhumita stay alive.

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