“We also had dreams and plans, like most other couples, but now we have no way to achieve those. I don’t care. If she is there with me, I am ready to start over!” Shyju George would give anything to save the girl he loves.
Shyju George fought his family and community to get married to Subarna Das. Today, after 5 years of their marriage, Shyju is struggling hard to save the girl he had promised to take care of. Subarna has been diagnosed with a malignant form of breast cancer, and the accountant is now completely out of ways to save her, having spent over Rs. 20 Lakh.
Subarna underwent 16 cycles of Chemo, 17 cycles of Herceptin and 21 Cycles of Radiation
Settled in Shimoga, the couple had just about started their life together, and were planning to have a child. An ultrasound revealed a lump near her stomach in 2014. Although this was diagnosed as a benign form of cancer, they thought surgically removing it would be enough. However, it came back very soon, as Breast Cancer, and this time as a major threat to Subarna’s life. Subarna had to undergo 16 cycles of Chemo, 17 cycles of Herceptin and 21 Cycles of Radiation. This really helped Subarna, and she was slowly recovering
The final relapse.
Recently, Subarna found another lump in her breast. This time, they got it surgically removed immediately. However, her’s being a unique case, the doctors have strongly recommended a Radiation therapy. Unfortunately, Shyju is left with no money to continue her treatment. They have exhausted their insurance cover, help from Subarna’s workplace, and support from family and friends.
How You Can Help
The couple has come a long way, and Subarna finally needs only Rs. 3 Lakh more to have a Cancer-free life. Out of means, they are now banking on the kindness of strangers to have a life together!