10-year-old Naren Thinks His Cancer Is A Blood Clot Which Will Go Away | Milaap
10-year-old Naren Thinks His Cancer Is A Blood Clot Which Will Go Away
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    Naren S

    from Bengaluru, Karnataka

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"When the doctor said that my son has Cancer, it broke me. I cried for days. When it came to someone I know falling sick or being in pain, I could expect a bad cold, a food poisoning or even small bruises and cuts, but to think that my own son is battling a life-threatening disease, no, I could not take that,” Naren’s  father Sakthivel recalls the worst day of his life.

Life for Naren and his family was very normal 2-3 months back:

10-year-old Naren used to be like most boys his age. He loved cricket and spent most of his time playing cricket, in school and in the evenings, he could be spotted playing with friends on the field.
“We used to scold him for playing so much, but now, I just wish I could watch him play once again.”

A knee pain and a life-changing diagnosis:

It was about 3 months back that Naren had started complaining of a pain just below his knee. After trying the normal remedies, his parents took him to a local doctor, who gave him medicines for ordinary pain.
“When even that did not help, we took him to the bone doctor (orthopaedic doctor), who asked us to get a scan, suspecting a blood clot. That was the worst I could expect. It was after an MRI that a biopsy was recommended. That is how we came to Bangalore. It was after the biopsy that the worst happened. My son was diagnosed with cancer.”

The struggle:

Sakthivel is a handloom worker, and makes mosquito nets, while Sandhya, his wife is an Anganwadi worker. Since Naren has been hospitalized, they have stopped going for work, and are with him all the time, running around the hospital, ensuring their son's treatment lacks nothing.
With no income, they are still ensuring Naren gets his chemotherapy on time.
“We cannot go back, because Naren cannot travel. I have sent my 3-year old son back home to his grandparents. Both me and my wife have mortgaged any jewellery our parents had. We have no place to go to now, and there is hardly any money left to keep the treatment going.”

Why you should help:

“I must go back and earn some money, but how do I leave my 10-year-old here? He suffers episodes of severe pain and extreme giddiness. His head reels, and he is scared of injections. He believes the chemotherapy is just glucose they are giving him for his weakness. He thinks his leg will recover soon, and he will be able to go and play again very soon. I cannot leave him here like this.”
Naren is too small to know what has happened to him. His father is scared he would break if he found out what it is that he is battling. He hates being in the hopital. It scares him a lot. “Appa, when will we go back home,” Naren innocently and patiently asks everyday that he spends in the hospital.
With your support, Naren can undergo another round of chemotherapy and be a step closer to a cancer-free life.

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