This actually is a very rare kind of disease in which the Bone Marrow, which can be understood as the factory of the Blood Cells, is unable to produce enough of Blood Cells. But how can a body survive without blood, which happens to be the lifeline of the body? As if this was not worse, the body enters into a self-destruction mode. The Immune system which is supposed to defend our body starts killing its own blood cells and platelets. This indeed worsens the condition and the blood needs to be transfused Immediately.
In case of Aprajita, it all started in June, last year, when she started feeling dizzy, fatigue and headache. But looking at these small symptoms, nobody had imagined the trouble of being this much gigantic. So the parents took it lightly, as anyone would have done in that scenario. But the condition kept on deteriorating till it became too serious. Then the parents rushed to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH). There the doctors diagnosed it as a case of Aplastic Anemia and referred it to AIIMS, New Delhi (under Dr. Tulika Seth), which is one of the very few hospitals in the country offering the treatment of this rare disease related to Hematology. The doctors prescribed for HLA Typing where the Bone Marrow of the patient is matched with the siblings or the parents in order to examine the scope for the Bone Marrow Transplant, which costs around Rs 35 lakhs in India. The typing of brother had to be done in a private laboratory, costing around Rs 12000, as the waitlist in AIIMS was 6 months long. The report came from New York and unfortunately the match with the only brother was not found. Now the match with the parents is still waitlisted in AIIMS as it will again cost a lot if done outside. Meanwhile the doctors have prescribed for an injection which alone costs around Rs 6.5 lakh.
The parents tried the doors of many politicians and bureaucrats, but all was futile as no one took it seriously and didn’t offer even a single penny. Then somebody told about this generous organization called ‘Milaap’, which offers such a magnificent platform for organizing this Fund Raiser Campaign.
Now that we are done with our part, there is still a little ray of hope, in the form of generosity of you kind people. It will be a great deed done in the favour of humanity if you contribute and help this little girl get back to life which we all wish to be a long and healthy one. After all “Worship of the Children of God is the Best form of Worship.”