Help 5-year-old Mohamed Nihal fight blood cancer

Everyday we have to tell him something to calm him down. He is a very active boy and he doesn't like staying locked up in a small room. We told him all the chocolates he ate has given him bugs in his tummy and he needs this painful treatment to remove them. 

I don't like scaring my child to get him to stay indoors. Especially not when he already has a disease that is eating him up inside. I can't put in words what goes on in a parent's mind when their child has cancer. All I want to do is keep my son close to me and never let him go.

Nihal can't stay out too much because any infection at this point can be deadly

We never imagined his fever would be cancer when the doctor sent to Bangalore for tests

But Nihal is a typical child with a mind of his own. All he used to do all day before this happened was run around. Even in school, where the teachers really like him because he is so good at his studies, they call us to complain about his restlessness.

Nihal is sad about having to stay isolated in the hospital

Even now, we can't really believe our child has this terrible disease. It started with just a small swelling in his stomach. We should have known something was horribly wrong when they said no lab in Tumkur would be good enough and we needed to go to Bangalore for tests.

He hates injections and the hospital. We have told him that we have moved to a new house in Bangalore. But he brings up our old house and his school with a sad look in his eye. That breaks our heart because he is the happiest person we have known. It would be much better if he were angry.

Cancer is snatching away our little one's childhood

It is very hard because he doesn't know anything. He doesn't fear being sick – we are the ones terrified of losing the apple of our eye. What do we tell him when he keeps repeating that he doesn't want an injection or the pain any more?

When we first came here, we had to plead with him to stay indoors in the ward and the small room we have rented. But now, Nihal is tired and has pain in his hands and legs. He sleeps a lot more than before on his own. He has transformed from a hyperactive child to a tired and confused one.

The doctor tells us that children who recover from cancer often grow up to be resilient, and strong because of what they have gone through. I can't imagine a single day in the future because I am so scared of what it might hold. The biggest worry that keeps me up all night is our own ability to save Nihal. Will we be able to afford this exorbitant treatment on our own?

Please help us save our child

We both worked night and day so we could make enough to meet all his needs. Send him to a good school in Tumkur. He started saying he wanted to be a doctor – so we decided to start saving from now. With all that he has gone through – he does not want to be a doctor any more.

We sold off all my jewellery and have borrowed money from everyone we know. I left my job the day I found out about Nihal's cancer. My husband works in a small hospital and is the only earning member. What he earns is simply not enough.

We need help continuing our child's treatment which is the only way we can save him from cancer. Please help me save Nihal. 

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10th July 2018

Nihal has completed Induction Phase 1 & Phase 2. Presently on consolidation chemotherapy (with high dose intravenous and intrathecal methotrexate& 6 MP), subsequently planing for cranial radiotherapy. He is showing signs of improvement
24th June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your tremendous love and support.

Nihal is doing well now and is currently hospitalized. He is now undergoing the third cycle of chemotherapy with about two more cycles to be scheduled once this one gets over.

He is likely to stay in the hospital for about three months from now for his treatment. It is relieving to realise that we are able to provide him with the best of medical treatment possible because of you all.

Thank you everyone. We shall keep you posted.

Team Milaap
(As communicated to Milaap by the family)
4th June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support. This couldn't have been possible without you.

Nihal is currently doing well. He is still undergoing treatment. The doctors have told us that about 4 more months of treatment is left. He will also be getting a blood test done in order to check his progress. The doctors will take a call on the further course of treatment once his third cycle of chemotherapy is over.

We all are hoping for the best and please keep him in your prayers. Thank you again. We shall keep you posted.
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Anonymous donated Rs.500
about 1 month ago
Ranjith donated US $100
about 2 months ago
Anonymous donated US $400
2 months ago
North donated US $350
3 months ago

We are a small community of Kannadigas living in and around Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Few of us contributed towards this donation when it was first forwarded by one of my cousin on facebook. All of us from here want to wish speedy recovery of Mohamed Nihal's health.We pray God to give strength to him and his parents in their fight against cancer.

Saaduddin donated Rs.18,500
3 months ago
Nimisha donated Rs.2,500
3 months ago

Get well soon