'Appa why do you worry? It only hurts as much as an injection. I will recover very soon and become an IAS officer."
This 13-year-old is trying to remain strong for her parents ever since she found out about her cancer. She is in a lot of pain and her parents are struggling to save her.
A normal health check-up in school led to her diagnosis
Around 4 months back, 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 which was diagnosed as 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. She is good in academics and sports. She goes on school trips and comes back full of stories. She is my life and I cannot see her die like this every day."
Palani works at construction sites and makes Rs. 400 a day for days when he finds work. His wife works in the fields and earns Rs. 80 a day. It is with this income that they run the household and educate their 2 daughters.
She needs our help to fight cancer and get back life
The growth being cancerous, it had been removed, and the area had to be treated to prevent further growth. An urgent surgery and radiotherapy were required.“I asked everyone 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 absolutely no resource to afford it ”
How You Can Help
Madhumita needs your help to undergo the radiotherapy and follow up treatments. She has been through a lot and your support could be the biggest miracle in her life.