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    Shoumik Sadhukhan

    from Kolkata, West Bengal

When our 7-year old kid has just started to enjoy his childhood - sometimes on his own terms, sometimes on our parental watch - one afternoon happened to change our life completely. He came back from the local playground as usual and suddenly started feeling a continuous muscle pain on his legs which lasted over the night - might have been a result of falling down on the ground or similar incident, everyone thought. But fate struck him with an utter shock - it turned out to be lymphoblastic leukemia.

Chemotherapy treatment had started within a week, and then two and a half years of his life passed either lying on a hospital bed or being house-arrested.

At around four months ago, the primary protocol for his treatment has been ended; under regular medical check-up and supervision, we started believing he is ready to live a cancer-free life now. We celebrated his 10th Birthday with a full of happiness and hope. But reality hit us again - It relapsed.

After diagnosis, it turned out that he needs an immediate bone marrow transplant after a chain of chemotherapy sessions to survive. The estimated budget for this transplant is INR 30,00,000. I am a self-employed person with an ordinary middle-class monthly income. Had already gone through the first round of treatment of cost around 10 Lakhs, now I am completely broke and helpless to continue this much-needed treatment without your support. That's why I urge all of you to spread the word to its utmost and help me to keep my boy's smile alive.

In this hard period, what most inspired me to withstand the reality is the kid's unexpected maturity to deal with his own battle. He almost never complained about the restrictions that had been put upon him, he couldn't go out for days, he couldn't be part of any festivals or family occasions, couldn't attend school properly or meet friends anywhere in fear of unwanted infection. Little did we all know, even if he survive the cancer, it almost killed his childhood, his growing up ages in the long run. All he kept dreaming is about being able to take Cricket lessions one day and to courageously survive a bigger disaster - yes even if that sounds ridiculously weird, probably the reality made him be like this.

Now the threat has come back, my economic condition won't be able to resist the challenge without your support this time. All your blessings, all your help - every bit of it will matter. When we were bringing him to the hospital this time, Shoumik said, "Don't worry, it's nothing anyway. I will come back home within a week." All I know that it might take way more than a week, a couple of months maybe, but I have to bring him to that confidence once again. And to do so, I need all of you.

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