After getting blood cancer again, I think my suffering will never end. | Milaap
After getting blood cancer again, I think my suffering will never end.
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    Jasmeet Kaur Arora
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Sakhubai Haridas Jare

    from Rasta Peth, Pune

My parents work on a farm and don’t really earn much. My father earned about Rs 350 for each day of work and when my mother worked, she’d earn around Rs 200 per day. I really did want to excel and make them proud. But, in 2011, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia which is a fatal form of blood cancer. I was just in school.

Just when I thought that things couldn’t get worse, back in my village, my relatives and neighbors stopped talking to me. They would treat me like a low-life and look at me weirdly, just because I had cancer. Many didn’t even want to help. 

But we didn’t give up. I preferred to get treated but in between, I left chemotherapy and started Ayurvedic treatment which wasn’t helpful. This was again, due to misinformation. After that, I completed chemotherapy and was able to beat cancer! Everything was normal and I was back in good health.

I was so happy and soon, I also stood first in my 12th-grade exams. I wanted to help people and make use of my skills, so I decided to do a course in Nursing. There was no way my family could afford this but the kind people at the hospital collected money for me and I was able to pursue my dreams.

Things were going perfectly, and I even stood first in my Nursing course. I was really thankful for the opportunity and now, I want to work hard at this very hospital for around 5-6 years without any salary to pay back what was given to me, because I wouldn’t be so successful if it wasn’t for their help.

Suddenly, a month ago, I started feeling very weak again. I decided to get checked up and my deepest fear came true: I had relapsed. It is confusing because this is years after I became healthy again But I had to be admitted, once again, to the hospital that I work in.

I don’t want to go back to my village like this because I’ll get nothing but their negativity. I’m losing my hair too and they would all look at me weirdly. I have 2 younger siblings too and my parents stopped working to come look after me. 

My chemotherapy has just started and I have two more years to complete it. All I wanted was to restart my life, help others who were sick and then this happened. 

It’s been terrible, especially for the past couple of days. I’m suffering from lots of loose motions. I’m weak and often get breathless. I even look different with the hair loss and recently, I developed a mouth ulcer too. I had to be shifted to the ICU because I was very critical, but I had begged them not to. My parents can’t afford this, they’d rather save whatever they have and use it for my siblings, as they’re studying too. I don’t mind dying. But they told me not to worry about the money for now.

They say that the chemotherapy and additional treatment will go on for over 2 years and it’ll cost around Rs. 10 lakhs. I have absolutely no idea where we’re going to get so much from. I want to get better and do my job and help people but now, there seems to be no hope unless my parents find some help.


How you can help

Sakubai, a 20-year-old outstanding student and nurse, is suffering from blood cancer for the second time in her life. She has been through a lot, has received nothing but hate for her condition before. Her parents, who are daily-wage laborers, cannot afford the costs for the life-saving chemotherapy she needs. Sakubai needs your help to get out of this and continue helping people through her skills.

Your support will save Sakubai’s life.

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