Once a dancer, aspiring doctor, fighting cancer today | Milaap
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Once a dancer, aspiring doctor, fighting cancer today
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    Debleena Sarkar
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Neha R

    from Bangalore, Karnataka

Neha is a 9-year-old girl much like any other. She dreams of becoming a doctor, loves to dance, and wanted to be Cinderella for a day. The only thing is that she has dengue, or so she thinks. In reality, she has an acute form of leukemia.

What began as a complaint of back pain became chronic, accompanied by a fever that would never abate. A medical examination revealed cancer. Noori, Neha’s mother, fainted at the news, refusing to accept that the results were her baby girl’s. The family rushed to CMC Vellore where they were promised the best care, and chemotherapy began. As Neha began losing her hair, her twin sister Nikita stood by her like a rock, and offered to shave her own head as well to give her company. The two are joined at the hip almost and when one is sick, both do not go to school. Now, they are both waiting for Neha to feel better.

Doctors told Noori and Anil that a bone marrow transplant is the only way to save their daughter. The family did not have the financial resources to make them come true and decided to explore other options. They turned to Ayurveda. A few months later, Neha’s blood work was a disaster – her platelets had dropped to an all-time low. She was admitted to Baptist Hospital, Bangalore in critical condition.
Today, Neha continues to fight the cancer. Her transplant has been scheduled for November but the family is nowhere near the end of the line. They are looking for a marrow donor as well as people to help them bear the cost of the operation. It is the only way to save their daughter, a girl who used to be gregariously dancing on stage and today, is caught between a cloud of wires.

The operation costs Rs. 35 lakhs. BeingYou has pledged to raise Rs. 5 lakhs. Do your bit to help save Neha, a nine-year-old like any other fighting what she thinks is a simple case of dengue.

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