"We did not think much of it when he got a fever, but it got us worried when he started struggling to breathe. At first, the doctor said he has pneumonia, but even with treatment, his symptoms got worse. They referred him to another hospital where an X-ray was taken. Our world just stopped when we heard what the CT and biopsy confirmed. He had a huge mass, and it was growing. It could spread. The doctor said if we left it like that, he would not survive."
For a year, Sakthivel got treatment, recovered and went back to school. A few months later, he complained of severe back pain, and examination revealed that his disease did not only come back but had also gotten worse. The family relentlessly went through a second round of pain with another cycle of treatment. Sakthivel had to take his exams in private and stay out of school.
Over time, his will to work motivated him to join a technical course. At this time, he developed numbness in lower limbs, which progressed into paralysis. Investigations revealed a recurrence of the disease. So, he underwent urgent radiotherapy after which he started showing improvement. Now, Sakthivel is walking with support. In view of the recurrence of his symptoms he had been put on 3rd line of drugs and the cost of full treatment would be around Rs.2.5 lakhs.
This family has already spent a lot on their own to keep their son alive. Sakthivel is a fighter, and he will keep fighting until he wins.
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