A young, vibrant college student, 21-year-old Shringeri was preparing for her final semester B.Com examinations when she suddenly experienced stomach pain, excessive bleeding, and drastic weight loss. After a long hunt for diagnosis, she was diagnosed with Mullerian tumor, a rare form of uterine cancer that can be fatal if not treated urgently. Shringeri could complete her first cycle of chemotherapy but is unable to afford rest of the treatment.
If this tumor is not treated soon, she will lose her life
“I thought it was just a period. It felt odd because it was in the middle of my cycle. It did not stop. The pain was debilitating. I could not sit or stand. I would bleed a lot. I went to many doctors. Nobody could tell me why this was happening. Finally, I landed at HCG. They said I had a tumor.”
Shringeri was diagnosed with Mullerian tumor, an extremely rare condition that warrants urgent treatment. She had to start chemotherapy immediately. Her mother, Lakshmi, struggled to finance the treatment, and had to take several loans from relatives. Despite her condition, Shringeri appeared for her final examinations and got her degree.
The only support she had abandoned her
“A few years ago, my father left us. He never gave an explanation for abandoning us. We have not heard back from him. Ever since, my mother has been taking care of my younger sister, Darshini, and me. Mother does not work, and we have no financial support. We had some savings, and the rest is just loans. I was hoping to finish studying and pull us out of this nightmare.”
Amidst the pain and suffering, Shringeri manages to remain positive. She always wanted to be the backbone of her family ever since her father left. Now that she is so close to the dream, cancer threatens to take it away. This condition is relentless and aggressive. Shringeri cannot afford to delay treatment. She needs 2 more cycles of chemotherapy and 28 sessions of radiotherapy.
How you can help
Shringeri’s diagnosis has now given the family a bigger battle to fight. Now that the first cycle of chemotherapy is done, the family is pressed for time. She will require the second cycle as early as 3rd November 2017. They get by with the rations they receive by using the BPL (Below Poverty Line) Card. This does not cover Shringeri’s medical expense.
Your contributions can give her a fighting chance to beat the cancer.