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Her Body Has Stopped Producing Blood Cells Even Playing May Kill Her

9-year-old Sthuti can only look out of the window at children playing outside. She can't play because her body no longer makes any blood. Even the smallest impact can cause uncontrolled internal bleeding. She is being kept alive through blood transfusions – but with time, it will no longer be enough. Only a bone-marrow transplant can save her.

Sthuthi thinks that her next nosebleed will kill her


Last March, her nosebleed started as she was walking back home. She wiped it away with her handkerchief. She even tried washing it off but the blood kept flowing. Terrified, she went running to her parents. They made her lie down and smell onions too. Nothing helped. She got a fever from blood loss.

“She is scared and asks me if she is going to die. She has never seen this much blood – she is too young. We are uneducated and we thought her nose bled because of summer heat. The doctor is now telling us that our youngest child's life is in danger. It is our own fault for letting things get this bad” - Kamala, Sthuti's mother.

Doctors say Sthuthi has a disease worse than Cancer


Sthuthi was diagnosed with a rare, deadly blood disorder Aplastic Anemia where her body has stopped producing blood cells. She is given new blood, but in small quantities, just to maintain her body functioning. Her platelet count is extremely low – and she often has large bruises on her skin due to bleeding.


“She has not understood what is wrong with her. She counts the big black marks on her skin. She becomes too weak to even eat – we have to get her some blood immediately. She thinks if we go back to the village, she will get better. She cries and says cruel things in the hope that she will convince us to go back. She's a very loving child – she must be very scared to talk like this.” - Kamala.


Sthuti's life cannot be saved till her parents arrange for surgery

Sthuti's parents Kamala and Arjun moved to Bengaluru from their village Sulikatti, Karnataka for Sthuthi's treatment. Kamala takes on odd jobs while Arjun works in housekeeping for a private company. They are trying their best to get Sthuti's treatment going.


Everytime we go to the hospital, she starts crying in a sad, tired voice. She begs to be taken home, and promises to get better. What is most difficult is staying strong in front of her. She is the youngest in the house – it is painful to see her pleading like this.” - Kamala.


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Every month, the family spend over Rs 10,000 on transfusions and tests. The only reason they are managing to do this is because their relatives help them. But the doctors have warned them that Sthuthi could fall very sick any time. Only a bone-marrow transplant can guarantee Sthuthi's safe recovery.

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8th August 2018

Dear Supporters,

Sthuti is planned for admission this week for Bone Marrow Transplant. She is currently in the hospital. We will keep you posted on her progress.

Please keep her in your prayers.

Thanks,
Sneha

Dear Supporters,

Sthuti is planned for admission this week for Bone Marrow Transplant. She is currently in the hospital. We will keep you posted on her progress.

Please keep her in your prayers.

Thanks,
Sneha
21st June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the love and support. Here is a quick update on Sthuti's health.

We recently visited the hospital for a regular check-up and her blood count is still low. Doctors have prescribed some medicines to keep her blood count stable.

Her brother is a compatible donor for the transplant. Please share this campaign and help us raise funds for the transplant.

Regards,
Mother
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the love and support. Here is a quick update on Sthuti's health.

We recently visited the hospital for a regular check-up and her blood count is still low. Doctors have prescribed some medicines to keep her blood count stable.

Her brother is a compatible donor for the transplant. Please share this campaign and help us raise funds for the transplant.

Regards,
Mother
24th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update on Sthuti's health.

Today, she got admitted to the hospital for another round of blood transfusion. Her haemoglobin level is low and she is getting weaker day by day.

Request you to share this campaign as much as possible so that the transplant can be done at the earliest.

Thank you for the love and support. Please share this campaign.

Regards,
Mother
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update on Sthuti's health.

Today, she got admitted to the hospital for another round of blood transfusion. Her haemoglobin level is low and she is getting weaker day by day.

Request you to share this campaign as much as possible so that the transplant can be done at the earliest.

Thank you for the love and support. Please share this campaign.

Regards,
Mother
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