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Help 15-year-old Loka who is in a very critical condition

“She used to fall sick often, we always took her to a doctor in Warangal who used to prescribe medicines for her and she would get better. We never knew it was so serious.”

Bharathi is a 15-year-old with a life-threatening disorder that is causing her organs to fail. She was always sickly, but her family never really understood what the real problem was. The medicines prescribed to her by the local doctor would always make her a little better, till they stopped working and she got sick again. It was then that her family brought her to Rainbow hospital in Hyderabad and she was diagnosed with the rare Sickle Cell Disease.

Her sickness went undetected due to lack of medical facilities

Bharathi used to get frequent fevers and acute pain in the stomach and back. She lives in a remote village near Warangal which doesn’t have any medical facilities. Even to get to a bigger village, they need to walk at least 3 kilometres. Due to the lack of medical facilities, her family could never get a thorough health check-up done. Every time she fell sick, her parents rushed her to the nearest doctor in Warangal who prescribed over-the-counter medicines.



But last month, her fever just didn’t subside. She started having body ache like never before. Suddenly she was struggling to breathe easy and no medicines worked this time. Her parents brought her to Hyderabad. There she was diagnosed and her parents realised just how sick she was. Due to delay in getting medical care all these years, her condition is critical now. She has multiple organ failure and has been on the ventilator since she got hospitalised.

Bharathi is not the first one to get this disease

This disorder runs in their family. Seven years ago, Bharathi’s parents Mallaiah and Bhanamma lost their first daughter, Mounika, when she was just 5 years old. They couldn’t do anything to save her because doctors and hospitals were even more inaccessible 7 years ago. They finally know why their children fell sick and are not ready to lose another child. They named Bharathi’s younger sister after Mounika, in her memory. Luckily for them, Mounika who is 6 now, doesn’t have any health complications so far.

Her treatment is beyond the family's means


“Her liver is failing, her kidneys are failing and she can’t breathe without a ventilator. Sometimes when we look at her, we lose all hope. But the doctors are reassuring us that she can survive if she gets the necessary treatment right away. All we need to do it continue treatment.”

For a young girl of 15, who is full of dreams of the future, this condition is the worst punishment. For no fault of her own, she is bedridden and battling for her life. Although her family is fighting tooth and nail to get her treated, their financial condition does not let them afford the expensive treatment.


Bharathi's parents are trying their best to make sure their daughter lives

Bharathi’s parents work as daily wage labourers and together earn not more than Rs 8000 per month. Within this meagre income, they try to manage their household as well pay for Bharathi’s tests and medication. Mallaiah even sold off his land and taken loans to pay for Bharathi’s treatment. But all their reserves have now run dry and they don’t have any means to pay for her treatment anymore. 

How you can help

Mallaiah and Bhanamma will lose another child to this disorder if she doesn’t get treatment urgently. Their poverty shouldn’t claim this innocent girl’s life. To save her, they need your help. Only your contribution can make a difference in their lives by giving her a fair shot at life again.
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8th March 2018
Dear Supporters,

We have some unfortunate news to share.

Loka Bharathi passed away in the on Monday (5th March). Our hearts go out to this brave child who endured so much pain and fought so hard for her life. For the past few days, she was struggling to breathe and doctors were working on getting her lungs back to normal.

 Unfortunately, her body was unable to take the stress. Your timely support ensured that she received the best medical care. The funds raised via this campaign will be used towards her medical expenses.

The family is grateful for all the care and support you’ve shown towards her. The past few days have been the most difficult ones for the family.

We hope they find strength in this time of grief. May her soul find peace. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Regards,
Shaikh Farhan
Rs.15,600
raised of Rs.1,500,000 goal

4 Supporters

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Supporters (4)

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Anonymous donated US $100
5 months ago
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Prasanna donated Rs.500
5 months ago

Well soon buddy :)

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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
5 months ago

Let GOD intervene miraculously, heal & Bless you!!!

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Rama donated US $100
5 months ago

We wish for a speedy recovery!