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Help 2-Year-Old Rudra Fight Blood Cancer
  • Kunj

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    Kunj Bihari Roy
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Rudra Roy

    from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

From being playful and talkative to being highly critical. In just a few months, Rudra’s cancer has intensified and needs additional cycles of chemotherapy to survive. As he suffers in pain, he needs to start as soon as possible but his parents don’t have anything left to save him.

Rudra was very active

Only 2 years old, Rudra was an extremely active child for his age. He would play, climb, run around and do just about anything you’d expect a playful child to do. He was really talkative too and would talk to every single person he’d meet.

Suddenly, things turned upside down for the 2-year-old and he had frequent fevers. In addition, his legs hurt and soon the pain was so excruciating that Rudra refused to walk at all. The pain in his stomach only added to his misery.

Shocked, Rudra’s parents decided to get him checked up. After certain tests the doctor told them that Rudra had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of cancer in the blood and bone marrow that spreads quickly and if untreated, could cause death.

“I was just shocked seeing Rudra in so much pain. He would run everywhere but now, he doesn’t want to touch his foot to the ground because it hurts so bad. Our hearts broke after we found out he had cancer but we’re staying strong and doing all we can so that he recovers.” – Kunj Bihari Roy, Rudra’s father

Rudra’s cancer intensified and he has significant mood changes

Seeking treatment, Rudra, Kunj Bihari and Nilikumari, Rudra’s mother, traveled from their home in Jamshedpur to Kolkata.

Rudra had to be admitted immediately, and Kunj thought that they had nipped it in the bud and he’d get better. Soon, after the induction phase of chemotherapy, it was found that the cancerous cells present had multiplied and Rudra’s suffering was intensified.

Now, Rudra was at high risk with only a 50% chance of survival. The doctors then put Rudra through a higher dose of chemotherapy for a period of 52 days. This has severely affected Rudra’s mental health.

“Rudra is extremely frustrated and he’s like how he was before. He cries a lot, has mood swings and also threatens to hit others. He makes excuses not to eat or drink things he once liked. This is not like him. We’re going to show him to a psychiatrist because his mental health has been severely affected by these 52 days of constant suffering.” – K.B. Roy

Now, Rudra urgently needs additional cycles of chemotherapy to live. His parents are very strong but are racing against time to save their son.

Rudra’s mother is strong and fighting hard

“My wife (Nilikumari) has been beside Rudra since the first day. She just wants Rudra back, it doesn’t matter if he looks different or loses his hair. She just wants him back alive and she is ready to do anything” – K.B. Roy

Despite his son going through a lot and because of Nilikumari’s presence, K.B. Roy goes back and forth from Kolkata to Jamshedpur juggling his job and supporting his son. He doesn’t have any other means of support and is giving his sweat, blood, and tears to work more to provide for his son, who is fighting for his life.

K.B. Roy is a laborer and needs help

K.B. Roy works as a laborer at a small manufacturing company. He earns just Rs. 5,800 per month and in that, he looks after his wife, another 5-year-old son, Shauri, and his parents who have retired. He’s unable to save a single penny and has managed to beg and borrow money from his relatives and has paid Rs. 1.6 lakhs for Rudra’s treatments up till now.

Now, for additional chemotherapy, the estimated cost is around Rs. 6 lakhs. Even after receiving discounts from the hospitals earlier, Kunj Bihari has no means to pay for this and is running out of time.

How you can help

Only additional chemotherapy can save 2-year-old Rudra’s life. His father, Kunj Bihari, has no means of support and has no one left to ask. He can’t afford the treatment and is running out of time to help his son live.

Your contribution will save Rudra’s life


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