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He Worked To Support Mentally Disabled Mother, Now He Fights Cancer

“How much longer must I be here? I need to get back to work.” – Nikul, from his hospital bed

Nikul was just a young boy in the second standard, when his father, a drunk, abandoned his small family. With his mother, Bharati, intellectually disabled and sister too young, it had been up to little Nikul to step up and take care of them. He stopped going to school and started helping out at small shops in his town, working odd jobs here and there whenever he could find one. It was never enough for them all to live comfortably but it was enough for them to live.



Life has never been easy for young Nikul, now 16. But one month ago, he found out he has cancer.




“I had noticed a lump forming on the side of my neck one day. I didn’t know what it was, so I went to a doctor. They did some tests, and then they told me… They told me I had blood cancer. I don’t really understand what blood cancer is exactly, but I know cancer is bad, and that it will kill you. But I can’t die. There’s no one else to take care of my family. I need to get my sister married, I need to get my mom treated, I have so much to do. I can’t die. I… I don't want to die.” – Nikul, breaking down



Even now, all Nikul can think about is his family. Not his passion for cricket, in which he has won medals, not his ambition to be famous one day, not the childhood he never had. He feels guilty about being hospitalized because he has had to take money from the small amount he was saving up for his sister’s marriage, and also because he thinks each day he’s not at work brings his household one step closer to starvation.



Nikul’s family will never be able to come up with the nearly 8 lakhs he needs for his treatment. They don’t have any money, or jewelry, or land. And in just a few weeks, when Nikul loses his battle with cancer, they will be left without any means of support. Nikul cannot bear that thought.

At this critical point in the lives of this family, you are Nikul's only hope. By donating whatever you can, you would be saving not just one life, but three. Donate now.


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30th March 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

Here is an important update. Nikul Machhi has been discharged and is doing well now. He is stable and recovering now.

At Milaap, we release funds raised only against utilization for the intended purpose, supported by treatment update from the doctor as well as bills and invoices given to us. All outstanding medical bills and expenses incurred by the family have been settled.

After settlement of bills for Nikul's   treatment, we have a balance of  Rs 2,12,016.09  in equivalent INR and USD.

With the consent of family, the money available will be used towards the treatment of other patients with urgent needs.

Mihita, 1year old girl,  has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and she needs to undergo chemotherpay for 2 years to recover. This will cost around Rs. 5 lakhs. She has raised 35,591 and Rs. 2,12,016.09  will be transferred towards the same from this campaign for the treatment to continue and reach completion.
Here is the link: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-mihita-anjana-1

We are in the process of verifying the needs of other patients and their minimum requirements. As a donor, you will now start receiving periodic updates on the status of Mihita

Thanks for your continued support and engagement.

Regards,
Renu
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

Here is an important update. Nikul Machhi has been discharged and is doing well now. He is stable and recovering now.

At Milaap, we release funds raised only against utilization for the intended purpose, supported by treatment update from the doctor as well as bills and invoices given to us. All outstanding medical bills and expenses incurred by the family have been settled.

After settlement of bills for Nikul's   treatment, we have a balance of  Rs 2,12,016.09  in equivalent INR and USD.

With the consent of family, the money available will be used towards the treatment of other patients with urgent needs.

Mihita, 1year old girl,  has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and she needs to undergo chemotherpay for 2 years to recover. This will cost around Rs. 5 lakhs. She has raised 35,591 and Rs. 2,12,016.09  will be transferred towards the same from this campaign for the treatment to continue and reach completion.
Here is the link: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-mihita-anjana-1

We are in the process of verifying the needs of other patients and their minimum requirements. As a donor, you will now start receiving periodic updates on the status of Mihita

Thanks for your continued support and engagement.

Regards,
Renu
9th March 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support.

Nikul is currently taking treatment and doing much better now.

Regards,
Renu
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support.

Nikul is currently taking treatment and doing much better now.

Regards,
Renu
13th November 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for your support and contribution.

This is to inform you that Nikul has to visit hospital this week for another session of chemotherapy. His is showing signs of improvement. He is loosing hair due to the side effects.

Please pray for his recovery soon.

Regards,
Nikul's Brother

Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for your support and contribution.

This is to inform you that Nikul has to visit hospital this week for another session of chemotherapy. His is showing signs of improvement. He is loosing hair due to the side effects.

Please pray for his recovery soon.

Regards,
Nikul's Brother

Rs.840,785 raised

Goal: Rs.1,200,000

Beneficiary: Nikul Machhi info_outline

Supporters (435)

Yaman
Yaman donated Rs.200
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Anki donated C$25

Get well soon, god bless you!!

A
Anonymous donated Rs.20,000

God will protect you and family

DP
Debmalya donated $7.40
SS
SUDHIR SAROJ GUPTA donated Rs.100
A
Anonymous donated Rs.2,000