This is a supporting campaign. Contributions made to this campaign will go towards the main campaign.

At 3, Baby Arfana Is Getting Friendly With Cancer Instead of Toys


Baby Arfana is barely three and is already accustomed to suffering. In an age when she should be keeping her entire house on tip-toes with her innocent giggles and mischievous plans, Arfana is writhing in pain as doctors insert needles in her lower back. 3-year-old Arfana has been diagnosed with Acute B Cell Leukemia and has been undergoing treatment at Shri Ramchandra Medical College (Chennai) since June 6, 2017.

A journey to hell :

The little baby’s ordeal began in the summer of 2017, when her entire body began to develop boils. Although the family immediately rushed the baby to the local doctor, they weren't thinking much about it. They thought it might be a result of Arfana's body reacting to the hot weather. Their little concern was further truncated when the doctors confirmed their diagnosis. However, the tragedy re-emerged when Arfana began to limp. Slowly but gradually, she was finding it difficult to walk without the support of something solid.


“We thought that our daughter must have fallen down somewhere. Arfana is very lively. She is always playing with someone. We thought the neighborhood kids must have been fighting and she might have fallen down. But when her limping continued for days, we became really worried. Even then, my first thought was, so what if Arfana limps throughout her life? I’ll make sure she is independent enough to take care of herself as she continues to grow older”, said Arfana’s father

The way forward :

In a bid to completely cure Arfana, the doctors have prescribed her chemotherapy for next two and a half years. Her chemotherapy sessions have already started and she has been in ICU from last 10 days. The baby still limps, and complains of severe stomach pain. Even though she opens her eyes and talks like a normal baby, she is constantly tired -- either from the excruciating pain being inflicted upon her tiny body or due to administering of medications.

Despite it all, however, the family has something to look forward to. The doctors have said the the kind of leukemia that Arfana has is highly curable. As it stands, the only thing standing between her journey to total heath is lack of money.

The estimated cost of the treatment is 6-8 lakhs and there is a high chance of complete recovery once the procedure has been carried out. As there is constant source of income, the family is finding it difficult to arrange the funds required for Arfana’s survival.  

Your contribution can help 3-year-old Arfana live. You can help a father save his daughter and give her a healthy future.
Arfana social
Arfana social
Estimation letter
Estimation letter
Ask for an update
29th June 2017
Dear Supporters,
We have good news to share on Arfana's health.

Arfana has undergone 2 cycles of chemotherapy now and is recovering well. She has been discharged today after her second session. The chemotherapy is scheduled once in 15 days but they have to visit the doctor for regular check-ups.

Her health has improved a lot and she is eating normal home cooked food. The swelling in her stomach is still there but the doctors have said that it will eventually go with time and the progress of the treatment.

Thank you all for coming forward to help her. Please pray for her recovery.

Regards,
Team Milaap.


Ask the campaign organizer

comments powered by Disqus
Content Disclaimer: The facts and opinions, expressed in this fundraiser page are those of the campaign organiser or users, and not Milaap.
Rs.1,000
raised of Rs.10,000 goal

1 Supporter

18 Days to go

Payment options: Online, cheque pickups

Beneficiary: Arfana info_outline

Supporters (1)

Aneesh
Aneesh donated Rs.1,000