60 days, A 9-year-old In The ICU & A Family Waiting For A Miracle

It has been 2 months now, that Rithick’s family, his parents and elder sister Preethi have been sitting in the hospital, looking through the glass on the ICU door, waiting for a miracle to happen

“I am a daily wage worker. I earn Rs.300-500 a day, on days when I find work. We have never felt that this amount was insufficient to keep us happy. My children are also very understanding. They understand all our hardships and help us a lot, but when you mention a sum in lakhs and tell me that’s what I need to give to save my son’s life, my hands and feet would obviously tremble, and I would stand helpless, like I do today,” Rithick’s father Shaktivel tries to explain his situation.

9-year-old Rithick was a brilliant student. He enjoyed learning new things. For his father, it was a matter of great pride to be called to school by the Principal to be told about his son’s excellent performance and beautiful handwriting. However, he had to discontinue school after his 3rd standard.

It started as a few spots with lumps in the neck:

“It was last year. We noticed a couple of small lumps in his neck. We took him to the doctor, who told us we must undergo surgery to remove these. It was after this, that these were tested, and we were told that my son has cancer. For a person like me, who is not sure if I will even get work the next day, a word like that tears apart the entire world I had built for myself over the years.”
It began there, weekly visits to Madhurai, and regular check-ups.
“It is not about medical expenses only. For me, it meant that my week’s earnings only sufficed our commute to and from Madhurai. The hospital helped us a lot, but even the cost of travelling would greatly impact our daily, household income. There have been times when I have had to go from person to person, trying to put together the money for an unexpected, extra trip to the hospital.”

Why Rithick needs your help:

Shaktivel has been sitting with his family, outside the ICU for the past 2 months. His daily wages do not come in anymore. 6 months back, they had received some money from CM Relief funds towards Rithick’s treatment, but that is also almost over now. After this, they cannot even afford a day’s expense on their own.
Rithick needs an urgent Bone Marrow Transplant to save his life. This would cost the family around 15 Lakh. 
He cannot survive without it. As time is quickly passing, his condition is worsening. On the other side of the ICU door, the family is desperately praying and banking on your kindness to see the little one come back to life again.
Your support can give Rithick a second chance in life.
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13th November 2017
Dear Supporters,

Here is an update on Rithick.

He relapsed Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. He underwent Haplo-identical stem cell transplantation. His sister donated for the same, the transplant was successfully done.

He is day five months post-Haploidentical Bone Marrow transplant and is currently doing well.

Thank you for supporting Rithick and his family in their time of need.

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Supporters (102)

Varun donated Rs.595
10 months ago
Siddharth donated US $25
11 months ago
Debabrata donated Rs.500
11 months ago

My god Sai please bless these small Kids.I cant see their pain. Om Sai Ram Get well soon Beta

Sandeep donated US $99
11 months ago

Prayers & best wishes for your son !

Anonymous donated US $26
11 months ago
Sriaarav donated US $7.93
11 months ago

God bless you and recover fast champ!