Navin Fought Cancer Like A Hero, Now Relapse Is Threatening His Life

I wonder how I survived when my only son Navin was diagnosed with deadly cancer. We didn't have any choice but to fight it. My son fought it like a hero. It felt like a rebirth. Little did we know that the devil was hiding to attack again. Relapse is harder, I can't bear it. I felt suicidal a lot of time, but the thought that my son will be left alone stopped me. I live only for my son, losing him is losing myself.

Radha (Navin's mother) and Navin at the hospital

Two years back Navin had terrible leg pain. He had a high fever for weeks. His hemoglobin dropped to around 5.8 and I could see how pale and anemic he had become in just a few days. It was a horrible sight. When doctors told that Navin had acute myeloid leukemia, a deadly form of blood cancer, I didn’t speak to anyone for weeks. I just cried all day, all night. His condition became worse every day and the costs were rising exponentially, I couldn’t handle it.

I picked myself up and we did all we could to get him treated. We sold all we had and through friends, and family we spent around Rs. 11 lakhs. He went through 6 brutal months of intense chemo. His condition was critical, after every cycle, he needed  20-25 bags of platelets. We were finally relieved when he defeated cancer completely.

Our happiness was short -lived. We were slowly getting back to our normal life, he seemed to be fine. It was just 2 years, suddenly, the familiar symptoms occurred again and our nightmares began. Dreadful cancer has relapsed. I was devastated beyond words, I became numb. I could hardly eat or sleep. I lost 6 kilos in 2 months. It’s so hard for me to watch him suffer all over again. Now, he’s undergoing chemo but he also has an extremely high fever, gets loose motions and he’s unable to even walk without support. He takes 15 tablets a day but they're not enough.

My son is a strong person. He’s in the 10th grade and his final exams were in March (2018). He knew that he had relapsed but in the mornings, he’d still go to school, write his exam, go to the hospital and get his treatment. That’s his dedication towards school because he loves studying, drawing and singing and he gets to do all of that in school. He hates to see anyone cry around him. He tells me, ‘If you cry, I won’t take any medications or undergo any treatments from now on.’

Now, his only option is to have an urgent bone marrow transplant.My husband Shreedhar is going to be the donor but this surgery is so expensive. He works as a waiter in a hotel and earns around Rs. 12,000 every month. I used to work as a receptionist but Navin was so sick in 2016 that I had to quit and look after him. His father quit for a while too. Those days were so hard for us and it seems like the world has come crashing down once again.


Now, times are so tough that we can't afford to pay rent. Just the first 3 weeks of the hospital have cost around Rs. 13 lakhs. My brother sold off some of his property and we’ve given a deposit of Rs. 4 lakhs. My friends and family are helping me but the transplant costs around Rs. 30 lakhs and we have absolutely nothing.

If he doesn’t undergo the transplant in time, my nightmares will come true, and I can't bear to lose my only son. He deserves a life.

How you can help

Radha is desperate to save her 15-year-old son, Navin, who has relapsed after fighting so hard to defeat a deadly form of blood cancer. His condition is so critical that he needs a bone marrow transplant immediately. Radha and her husband need your support to save their son.

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19th July 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support. This means a lot to us.

Navin is still undergoing treatment for the virus he developed. He has been temporarily discharged since he had to take his school exams. Post his exams, he will be admitted again and will undergo a rigorous treatment to help him recover.

We are all hopeful about his recovery. Please keep supporting and praying for my son. We shall keep you posted. Thank you again!

(Navin's mother)
4th July 2018
Navin again admitted  the hospital,  he getting infection his cmv also high (5000), Pls pray for my son, and Pls donate my son treatment,  his platelet  also getting  down and wbc also,  hope he recovers soon
  Pls donate my son treatment 
20th June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support. This means a lot to us.

As communicated to the Milaap team, Navin is currently okay. He is on regular follow up. He has developed CMV virus and his cyclosporine level is low. He is currently being treated for the same via medication. He is otherwise feeling better and is comparatively more active now. He visits the doctor every alternate day so they can monitor him closely.

We are all hopeful about his recovery. Please keep praying for him. We shall keep you posted.

(Navin's mother)
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God bless you

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May God bless him with full health

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