Manju is the 12 year old daughter of Babulal, who is a carpenter by profession. Manju has been diagnosed with a Posterior Fossa Tumor (brain tumor).
Babulal hails from the town of Itwa in Siddharthnagar district, Uttar Pradesh. His low income poses a huge barrier in covering Manju's surgery costs, which is why he is appealing for your help.
Manju had been suffering from infrequent fever and headache for about 2 years. Her parents took her to a doctor who diagnosed and treated her for Tuberculosis. When the fever didn't stop, Babulal travelled with his daughter to a hospital in Nepal which also asserted it was TB. But the treatment failed to provide Manju with any relief.
In April this year, Manju suddenly lost her vision. This alarmed Babulal and his family and they promptly took her to their family doctor. The doctor asked him to get a CECT scan done at a local diagnostic lab which showed a large cystic lesion in the brain. Following the test report, the doctor recommended urgently admitting Manju to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.
The neurosurgeon at the hospital acted swiftly, and Manju underwent a Right Parietal MPVP Shunt operation in May. The surgery went as planned and Manju was finally relieved from severe headaches.
Barring her (pre-existing) vision problem due to the tumor, Manju was adjudged physical fit and had been cleared by the hospital as being conscious, cooperative, and oriented to time, place, and person. Doctors confirmed that she is healthy but requires to undergo another surgery for the brain tumor as well as radiotherapy .
Manju is currently at home and cannot see. She urgently needs to undergo surgery to get rid of the brain tumor and to be able to see again. A delay in surgery could permanently impact her vision and other brain functions.
Babulal has been unable to arrange for the surgery. He has tried various local charities and petitioned local govt authorities, but no one came through for him. He finally decided to try his luck in Mumbai by contacting some of the old customers of his carpentry work. This fundraiser is by one such customer for Babulal. This hard-working father and his family deserve our support.
Please contribute whatever you can to help Manju defeat the brain tumor and regain her eyesight.
Thank you for your support. Please feel free to reach out and ask any questions or concerns.