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This Father Has No Income, Struggling To Save His Daughter From Cancer

“In just a month, our lives came to a standstill. Seema and I had to always be behind our 5-year-old daughter, Akshaini. Now she barely speaks. She just smiles at us meekly. Gifts and surprises don't excite her anymore. I am scared that my little girl will never be like before. I feel she is already going far away from us,” Siddhu, Akshaini’s father.

Siddhu refused to believe that his daughter has cancer but the reports from several hospitals forced him to accept the bitter truth

Akshaini was a happy and healthy child until a month back. She was in her second grade and loved going to school until cancer took control over her. Siddhu misses the daily struggle to get his daughter ready for school. Her laughter and mischiefs seem to be a distant past now. 

“A month back my little girl had a cough and a high fever. Since it’s raining so much in Mumbai, I thought that she must have caught a viral. I took her for a normal blood test. The tests revealed that she has blood cancer. I wasn’t prepared for this. I am still in complete shock. I took Akshaini to 3 other doctors hoping that someone would tell me ‘she doesn’t have cancer.’ That never happened.

The little girl thinks she has a small infection and can go home soon

Akshaini has one of the rarest forms of blood cancer called high-risk Philadelphia chromosome positive. Her white blood cells counts are now 4 lakhs (normal count is almost 45 billions to 11 billion per microlitre). She is tired all day and doesn’t speak much now.

“Seema always bragged about our daughter having very pretty hair. Akshaini has begun her chemotherapy and has to undergo a few more. She has started losing hair already. Every time Seema combs her hair, she cries a little more. She is so small that it’s so difficult to even explain to her that she has cancer. All she knows is that she has a blood infection. Sometimes it is extremely difficult to convince her to go to the hospital.”

 Despite being a heart patient, mother is struggling to save her daughter from cancer

Siddhu doesn’t want to leave any stone unturned to save his daughter. He has been constantly running around in the rains to look for help. Chemotherapy is no longer enough to save Akshaini, she also needs a bone marrow transplant.

“My wife, Seema is a heart patient herself. It amazes me to see that despite her own illness she has not spent even a minute in despair. She is not ready to believe that we can’t do this. She is the strongest. She is the one who keeps convincing Akshaini to go to the hospital. I know she is shattered inside, but she has always managed to gather strength.

Sometimes even after earning enough, cancer can take away everything

Siddhu had to resign 2 months back from his sales job. While he was looking for a job, Akshaini fell sick. He can’t even give enough time to appear for the job interviews now. Seema works in a private firm and runs the house and Akshaini’s medical treatment. Seema has been undergoing treatment for her heart condition too.


“We are in a situation where we don’t really know which way to turn. We have spent Rs 7 lakhs in just a month. We always thought that we earn enough to have a decent life. But I realised, cancer can take away everything. We are ready to give whatever we have to save our little girl, but it will take us years to earn such huge amounts of money. All we want is save our Akshaini at any cost.”

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Akshaini is suffering from a rare form of blood cancer. She needs to undergo chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant so that cancer doesn’t kill her. The cost required to save her now is Rs 50 lakhs and the parents are finding it very hard to arrange such a huge amount of money.
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29th November 2019
Dear All,
Now there won't be any admission posts, no discharge posts, no prayers post, no new photos, no updates, no posts for funds support, no Milaap forwards.

My heart breaks into a million pieces while writing this update. We lost our darling Akshaini on 26th Nov 19 early morning after a brave, brave fight of almost 18 months.

We are overwhelmed with the love and blessings and all the support you have extended to us. This would really not have been possible without your help.

Akshu always knew that there are many people who have helped her parents gather funds for her treatment. She was aware that there are many, many people who are continuously praying for her to get better and sending her loads of blessings and good vibes. She always used to tell us that once she is well, she would throw a huge party for all her well-wishers and give them handmade greeting cards.

Akshu was extremely attached to me. When she saw her beloved Mumma in tears, she said "Akshu ko kuch nahi hoga, Don't cry". Which translates to "Nothing will happen to Akshu, dont cry". That was the extent of willpower this little child had!

Her wishlist was endless. She fought till the very end. But the monstrous disease was too much for her little body. She smiled a beautiful, she said "Now I am feeling better" and took her last breath with divine smile looking at mumma, holding her hands.

Akshu was a gifted, extraordinary child who was extremely observant and mature for her age. Music was her passion. She has touched so many hearts,  spread so many smiles and amazed everyone with her willpower and determination.

Nothing in the world can replace her and the loss is terrible and painful. She is pain-free now. We are thankful that an angel like her chose us to be her family, lived with us and loved us. We consider ourselves truly lucky and blessed and we are so, so proud of Akshu, the brave and strongest child!

We know that she is now watching us from up there and showering us with all her love.

Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. I wish no one should go through any major illness.

Thank you for all your help. Thank you for being there always.

Stay happy and pain free my baccha. Mumma Papa Rishaan love you a lot.

From
Seema, Siddhu and Rishaan.
And lots of love from Akshu.
Dear All,
Now there won't be any admission posts, no discharge posts, no prayers post, no new photos, no updates, no posts for funds support, no Milaap forwards.

My heart breaks into a million pieces while writing this update. We lost our darling Akshaini on 26th Nov 19 early morning after a brave, brave fight of almost 18 months.

We are overwhelmed with the love and blessings and all the support you have extended to us. This would really not have been possible without your help.

Akshu always knew that there are many people who have helped her parents gather funds for her treatment. She was aware that there are many, many people who are continuously praying for her to get better and sending her loads of blessings and good vibes. She always used to tell us that once she is well, she would throw a huge party for all her well-wishers and give them handmade greeting cards.

Akshu was extremely attached to me. When she saw her beloved Mumma in tears, she said "Akshu ko kuch nahi hoga, Don't cry". Which translates to "Nothing will happen to Akshu, dont cry". That was the extent of willpower this little child had!

Her wishlist was endless. She fought till the very end. But the monstrous disease was too much for her little body. She smiled a beautiful, she said "Now I am feeling better" and took her last breath with divine smile looking at mumma, holding her hands.

Akshu was a gifted, extraordinary child who was extremely observant and mature for her age. Music was her passion. She has touched so many hearts,  spread so many smiles and amazed everyone with her willpower and determination.

Nothing in the world can replace her and the loss is terrible and painful. She is pain-free now. We are thankful that an angel like her chose us to be her family, lived with us and loved us. We consider ourselves truly lucky and blessed and we are so, so proud of Akshu, the brave and strongest child!

We know that she is now watching us from up there and showering us with all her love.

Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. I wish no one should go through any major illness.

Thank you for all your help. Thank you for being there always.

Stay happy and pain free my baccha. Mumma Papa Rishaan love you a lot.

From
Seema, Siddhu and Rishaan.
And lots of love from Akshu.
8th November 2019
It’s scary to see active bleeding in her stools, it’s heart-wrenching to see her gums bleeding and blood spilling from her mouth. Bruising, patches over the body. She cries a lot due to severe pain. Sometimes, she needs our support to move. She looks pale, tired, low with energy. Due to the progress in disease her bone marrow not generating new blood components and falling very often.
Hence, she needs blood and platelet transfusions every 2nd / 3rd day, sometimes multiple units. She is fed up with visiting the hospital in an emergency at any time and it has become very frequent now. We are rushing to the hospital with both the kids even at midnights very often. Each hospitalization for transfusions costs around Rs. 30,000 to 40,000 or more depending on the number of units transfused, much more if there are some other infections, health issues or investigations. In her last admission in isolation, we had to decide whether we pay the hospital bill or to buy her monthly medicine, we decide to keep medicine on hold till we arrange for it, as the isolation cost and total bill was very high.
Like any other parents, we also don’t want our child to suffer without treatment (though its supportive care) due to funds issue. We can’t stop her supportive care treatment and keep her at home doing nothing. We are still positive and we will keep go on.
We all know she is a fighter and hats off to her willpower and strength. She is missing her school, her friends, outings, her classes and she visualizes herself going to school very soon and enjoying a life full of fun with her friends and SHE WILL. Praying and we truly believe that MIRACLE WILL HAPPEN!!
Dear all, you have supported Akshaini and us in this entire journey from the beginning generously for the worthy cause. Without all of your support, it would have not been possible to come so far. She is still fighting so bravely, please continue your support. Its a humble request to all of you to please share the link as much as possible.
Thank you so much for being part of our toughest phase of life.

Regards,
Siddhu and family.
It’s scary to see active bleeding in her stools, it’s heart-wrenching to see her gums bleeding and blood spilling from her mouth. Bruising, patches over the body. She cries a lot due to severe pain. Sometimes, she needs our support to move. She looks pale, tired, low with energy. Due to the progress in disease her bone marrow not generating new blood components and falling very often.
Hence, she needs blood and platelet transfusions every 2nd / 3rd day, sometimes multiple units. She is fed up with visiting the hospital in an emergency at any time and it has become very frequent now. We are rushing to the hospital with both the kids even at midnights very often. Each hospitalization for transfusions costs around Rs. 30,000 to 40,000 or more depending on the number of units transfused, much more if there are some other infections, health issues or investigations. In her last admission in isolation, we had to decide whether we pay the hospital bill or to buy her monthly medicine, we decide to keep medicine on hold till we arrange for it, as the isolation cost and total bill was very high.
Like any other parents, we also don’t want our child to suffer without treatment (though its supportive care) due to funds issue. We can’t stop her supportive care treatment and keep her at home doing nothing. We are still positive and we will keep go on.
We all know she is a fighter and hats off to her willpower and strength. She is missing her school, her friends, outings, her classes and she visualizes herself going to school very soon and enjoying a life full of fun with her friends and SHE WILL. Praying and we truly believe that MIRACLE WILL HAPPEN!!
Dear all, you have supported Akshaini and us in this entire journey from the beginning generously for the worthy cause. Without all of your support, it would have not been possible to come so far. She is still fighting so bravely, please continue your support. Its a humble request to all of you to please share the link as much as possible.
Thank you so much for being part of our toughest phase of life.

Regards,
Siddhu and family.
30th October 2019
Dear All,

Her condition is not well, we have to rush to hospital every 3rd day due to her HB and Platelets are very low.
Hence requested to pray for her.

Thank you
Siddhu..
Dear All,

Her condition is not well, we have to rush to hospital every 3rd day due to her HB and Platelets are very low.
Hence requested to pray for her.

Thank you
Siddhu..
Rs.3,061,465 raised

Goal: Rs.5,000,000

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