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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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4th March 2019



Hello,

 As you all know my daughter Akshaini (7 yrs old) was diagnosed with CML (blast crisis) on 14th June 2018, a type of blood cancer, which is rare in children. She faced intense chemotherapy, multiple issues, ICU, Radiations, seizure, Bone Marrow Tests, Relapse, 2nd time intense chemotherapy, Lungs consolidation and a lot more very strongly. She lost her hairs, eyebrows, eyelashes, Skin, nails have become dark and many other changes in her overall body, nature, behavior.
Her bone marrow transplant has been done successfully on 21st Dec 2018 and has been discharged from hospital after a long stay of 40 days in isolation. Hopefully, this should cure her from this disease and pain. She is doing fine with some expected issues post transplant and some drug induced spikes in her health parameters. Still needs to visit hospital very often. The doctor and his team are just superb and handling her with excellence. We really thank him for giving 2nd life to Akshaini!

Total expense during Bone Marrow Transplant was the big amount and have been managed till now through crowdfunding, Office colleagues, NGO, Friends, family and our own savings. However, we need more funds support for post-transplant treatment and unplanned hospitalization that too is very costly. We have zero earnings since July-18. Hence, requesting for more support if possible and if you can share the message in your network/NGOs/Trusts for the same. Even a small contribution makes big difference. 🙏

The lil master Rishaan ( donor ) has also gone through lots of pain to save his sister’s life. He is doing fine. The journey was very hard till now and this is going be tough for a few more months/years. Yet still long. All this can’t be explained in words!

Millions of THANKS to all of you for your blessings, prayers, and support for the brave girl and keep doing 🙏. This gives her the power to fight with the deadly monster and recover from illness. We are grateful to you for your support for lifetime. It has become a dream now to see her back to normal life and I am sure she will. 🤞

We need more fund for her post transplant treatment hence we as family looking for your help, Thank you...

Gratitude
Family
9146000231/9769698250
🙏🙏🙏



Hello,

 As you all know my daughter Akshaini (7 yrs old) was diagnosed with CML (blast crisis) on 14th June 2018, a type of blood cancer, which is rare in children. She faced intense chemotherapy, multiple issues, ICU, Radiations, seizure, Bone Marrow Tests, Relapse, 2nd time intense chemotherapy, Lungs consolidation and a lot more very strongly. She lost her hairs, eyebrows, eyelashes, Skin, nails have become dark and many other changes in her overall body, nature, behavior.
Her bone marrow transplant has been done successfully on 21st Dec 2018 and has been discharged from hospital after a long stay of 40 days in isolation. Hopefully, this should cure her from this disease and pain. She is doing fine with some expected issues post transplant and some drug induced spikes in her health parameters. Still needs to visit hospital very often. The doctor and his team are just superb and handling her with excellence. We really thank him for giving 2nd life to Akshaini!

Total expense during Bone Marrow Transplant was the big amount and have been managed till now through crowdfunding, Office colleagues, NGO, Friends, family and our own savings. However, we need more funds support for post-transplant treatment and unplanned hospitalization that too is very costly. We have zero earnings since July-18. Hence, requesting for more support if possible and if you can share the message in your network/NGOs/Trusts for the same. Even a small contribution makes big difference. 🙏

The lil master Rishaan ( donor ) has also gone through lots of pain to save his sister’s life. He is doing fine. The journey was very hard till now and this is going be tough for a few more months/years. Yet still long. All this can’t be explained in words!

Millions of THANKS to all of you for your blessings, prayers, and support for the brave girl and keep doing 🙏. This gives her the power to fight with the deadly monster and recover from illness. We are grateful to you for your support for lifetime. It has become a dream now to see her back to normal life and I am sure she will. 🤞

We need more fund for her post transplant treatment hence we as family looking for your help, Thank you...

Gratitude
Family
9146000231/9769698250
🙏🙏🙏
17th October 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for your love and support.

Akshaini was admitted in the hospital this week because her blood count dropped. She is receiving treatment for the same. She is undergoing her 1st cycle of high intensive chemotherapy and is responding well to the same. Once this cycle of chemotherapy gets over, the doctors will take a call on when the bone marrow transplant can be scheduled. My son has been identified as the potential donor, as he is a 100% match for her.

As of now there are no side effects of the chemotherapy.

Thank you all for supporting her.

Regards,
Siddodhan
(father)
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for your love and support.

Akshaini was admitted in the hospital this week because her blood count dropped. She is receiving treatment for the same. She is undergoing her 1st cycle of high intensive chemotherapy and is responding well to the same. Once this cycle of chemotherapy gets over, the doctors will take a call on when the bone marrow transplant can be scheduled. My son has been identified as the potential donor, as he is a 100% match for her.

As of now there are no side effects of the chemotherapy.

Thank you all for supporting her.

Regards,
Siddodhan
(father)
29th August 2018
Dear supporters,

Thank you so much for the tremendous support you have shown towards my child. I am speechless. I don't have words to express.

Akshaini, my daughter was getting treated under Dr. Santanu Sen at Kkilaben hospital. She has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past couple of months but now this has taken a toll on her health. She is having serious problems with her liver which is not functioning properly. This has resulted in her instability.

The next dose of chemotherapy will be extremely high, and there is a lot of risk to it. We as parents are extremely traumatized by knowing what my daughter has to go through each day.

Hence I have decided to look out for alternate options. Hence I am withdrawing funds to my account to pay off at the hospital and other medical expenses.

Thanks,
Siddodhan Lokhande

Dear supporters,

Thank you so much for the tremendous support you have shown towards my child. I am speechless. I don't have words to express.

Akshaini, my daughter was getting treated under Dr. Santanu Sen at Kkilaben hospital. She has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past couple of months but now this has taken a toll on her health. She is having serious problems with her liver which is not functioning properly. This has resulted in her instability.

The next dose of chemotherapy will be extremely high, and there is a lot of risk to it. We as parents are extremely traumatized by knowing what my daughter has to go through each day.

Hence I have decided to look out for alternate options. Hence I am withdrawing funds to my account to pay off at the hospital and other medical expenses.

Thanks,
Siddodhan Lokhande

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