Rathnakumari is 43 years old, and hails from Kammagundahalli.
Her husband Mastamiah works as a helper in transporting iron rods and earns around Rs. 300 per day.
They have two lovely daughters and a son. Both their daughters are disabled, and hence cannot even get off the bed without support. They are also subject to frequent fits and require constant care.
Under these circumstances, if Mastamiah is unable to go to work for a day, loses pay, and the family needs to go hungry.
Her two daughters-
Last year Rathna was diagnosed with breast cancer
Post that, life became really difficult for the family. They had just just gotten the surgery done despite the financial struggles, when the rains caused their house to collapse.
A kind friend did offer them a place to stay, but having lost most of their belongings, it is difficult for the family to continue the follow-up treatment.
HCG foundation helped her a lot to get the surgery and radiation, free of cost. They are unable to afford follow-up care and medication and we are now raising funds to complete the treatment.
Right now, it has become really important for her to undergo chemotherapy, as her health conditions are deteriorating by the day.
Rathna needs Rs. 50000 per year for Chemotherapy.