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16-year-old Krishnendu will not be able to survive without urgent help

“The days when he had no school, my 16-year-old son would bring me lunch at work regularly. On such a day, Krishnendu was supposed to bring my lunch. I got worried when he didn’t come even by afternoon. When I got home, I saw my wife, Bandana crying. My son’s legs had lost senses, he had become motionless. I didn’t know what to do,” Biswanath, Krishnendu’s father.

Little did Biswanath know that his son’s neck pain was the sign of cancer

Krishnendu was his parents' only hope. Biswanath and Bandana had tried to fight poverty and give him happiness. Krishnendu never suffered from any major illness all these years too. He was a very healthy child. His strong will and positive approach towards life were incomparable until cancer took over him.

“When we managed to take him to the doctors,we couldn't believe what we saw in the reports. The day before, my son had complained of neck pain. We were told that the neck pain was because of a tumor at beginning of his spinal cord. A few tests later, we found that it was a cancerous tumor. I couldn’t understand what were we being punished for.”

Even after a surgery, Krishnendu can lose his life without proper treatment

Right after Krishnendu was diagnosed with a tumor in his neck, he needed an operation to remove the tumor. Without the surgery, he would probably have not survived even for a few weeks. But he is still not out of danger because he has Ewing's sarcoma, a dangerous form of cancer. If not treated properly, this cancer can spread to every part of his body and kill him. 

“He used to cycle to school. Now he cannot even walk properly, let alone walk. He already underwent 28 cycles of radiotherapy. He has to undergo intensive chemotherapy to survive now. I don’t even know how he endures so much pain. Not only he can become paralyzed for life, but can even lose his life.”

The parents can’t work now, they are forced to beg and borrow even for a meal

Krishnendu has to undergo chemotherapy every 15 days. The family has to travel almost 70 kms to go to the hospital. Krishnendu is very weak and can catch infections very easily. Biswanath has to hire a car to take him there and it costs him a huge sum, which is beyond his reach now.

“I work as a mason and used to get money only on the days I could get work. Since January, I haven’t been able to work. Bandana works as a beedi worker. Even she has not been able to work. She used to earn about Rs 25 a day. We somehow managed to earn a meal. Now we have to beg and borrow to eat something.”

It’s almost impossible for Biswanath to save his son now, let alone afford his education

Krishnendu wants to become an engineer when he grows up. Biswanath knew it is very difficult, but he was still trying very hard to fulfill his son’s dreams. But with cancer taking over their lives, it is impossible to do that ever.

“Everyone in the family is very upset and nobody seems to speak much. Krishnendu often becomes very sad. He doesn’t ask many questions because he understands everything so well. Every day seems to bring a little more suffering with it. But after coming such a long way I can’t give up hope and let my son die.”


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Krishnendu needs intensive chemotherapy to stay alive. His father has spent Rs 5 lakhs so far by borrowing from everyone. He no longer has anyone to turn for help. He needs another Rs 3.5 lakhs to keep his son alive.
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19th March 2020
Dear Supports,

I would like to tell you that Krishnendu went for the consultation and investigation and we are waiting for the report of the same from our end.
We will keep you updated about his progress but as of now he seems to be showing signs of good improvement.
Thank you all for your constant support and contributions from your end which has helped us come this far. Please continue sharing the same from your end.

Regards,
Regards,
Biswanath
(Father)
Dear Supports,

I would like to tell you that Krishnendu went for the consultation and investigation and we are waiting for the report of the same from our end.
We will keep you updated about his progress but as of now he seems to be showing signs of good improvement.
Thank you all for your constant support and contributions from your end which has helped us come this far. Please continue sharing the same from your end.

Regards,
Regards,
Biswanath
(Father)
28th December 2019
Dear Supporters ,

Here is a quick update on Krishnendu, Krishnendu has undergone his investigations in the hospital. We will keep you posted on Krishnendu's health. Please continue to pray for Krishnendu.

Thank you for all the support.

Regards
Bhaswati
Dear Supporters ,

Here is a quick update on Krishnendu, Krishnendu has undergone his investigations in the hospital. We will keep you posted on Krishnendu's health. Please continue to pray for Krishnendu.

Thank you for all the support.

Regards
Bhaswati
22nd October 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support!

I would like to inform you that Krishnedu has completed 14 cycles of chemotherapy as is doing better than before.

A humble request to all of you kindly share the campaign so that we can raise funds for his treatment. Will keep you posted.

Regards,
Biswanath (Father)


Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the love and support!

I would like to inform you that Krishnedu has completed 14 cycles of chemotherapy as is doing better than before.

A humble request to all of you kindly share the campaign so that we can raise funds for his treatment. Will keep you posted.

Regards,
Biswanath (Father)


Rs.34,610 raised

Goal: Rs.350,000

Beneficiary: Krishnendu Patra info_outline

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Anonymous donated Rs.500
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Ruparati donated Rs.100

Get well soon!!

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Banya donated Rs.1,500

Get well soon. Jai maa Santoshi..

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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500

All my best prayers for Krishnendu

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Anonymous donated Rs.250
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ASHISHKUMARDEY donated Rs.500