“I didn’t know how to console her or what to tell her. I was devastated. But I didn’t lose hope. I started looking for the best doctors in India. Finally we found hope in Mumbai and took her there,” - Rishabh, fiance.
Neha was immediately started on radiation to reduce the size of her tumour and finally she underwent a surgery on April 10.
She is weak, she is tired but her fight isn’t over.Neha is alone with Rishabh in Mumbai, her widowed mother can’t travel from their home in Sumerpur, Rajasthan because of the lockdown. Although the tumour has been removed, she is still in a lot of pain, she needs at least 15 days of medical care to heal. But that’s not it.
“She would need chemotherapy to ensure that her cancer doesn’t come back. She is so weak and tired, she can’t even sit up on the bed. But I keep telling her that her fight isn’t over. This is not the end I had dreamt of for us. My only fear is if we can afford the treatment. It will cost us over 6 lakhs…,” - Rishabh.
Neha had just got a job as a receptionist at a private firm and was finally able to help her widowed mother who works as a peon at a government office. That's when she started suffering from intense pain in her pelvic region, which was later diagnosed to be a cancerous tumour.
“When my husband passed away almost 20 years back, I looked at my children’s faces and knew that I can’t give up. I promised myself that I will be both their father and mother. It hasn’t been an easy journey but we managed somehow. But 7 years ago, my son met with an accident and had a brain hemorrhage. He has been paralysed since then. And now, Neha - she is battling cancer! Why is life so unfair to us,” - Chhaya, mother of 27-year-old Neha.
Chhaya has spent all her savings for Neha’s treatment. Neha’s relatives have also come forward to help the family. Rishabh has done his best. Together they have spent around 10 lakhs.
“It’s impossible for me to arrange for more. I have no income now and my son needs continued medical care. It won’t be long that my younger daughter will have to drop out of college. It’s getting tougher every day. I want things to go back to normal, I want my family back, I want Neha to smile again. Please help us,” - Chhaya, mother.
Neha was soon to become a bride but with cancer standing her way, it's not just her who is in pain but her entire family. Your contributions will help her beat cancer and get back on her feet again.