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6-year-old with blood disease needs bone marrow transplant urgently

It feels like having no blood in her body wasn’t enough for my little girl, Sanika. Every time we go to the hospital there is some bad news awaiting us. Blood transfusions over the years are taking a toll on my child. Iron deposition in her blood has already caused her liver infection. Now she also has Hepatitis B. I don’t know how much pain my child has to endure.



Sanika is our younger daughter and seeing her suffer so much makes Anita and me feel defeated every day. Her sufferings started when she was barely 1. She was white not because she was extraordinarily fair, but because she had no blood in her body. In the first go, we found out that our baby had anemia. But several tests, several hospitals and a lot of injections later we found out that our girl had a disease we never heard of, Thalassemia Major. This is a condition where the body is incapable to produce red blood cells.

Since Sanika was a year and a half old, she has been taking blood transfusions every 15-20 days. Now even at the age of 6 years, she has not been able to accept this as her life. Sometimes she cries and shouts begging us not to take her to the hospital. She doesn’t want to live on injections and medicines.



But even the transfusions, which were once a life-saving method for her is now slowly taking her life. Blood transfusions have caused iron concentration resulting in her liver getting damaged. Without a bone marrow transplant, it will be difficult to keep her alive for long.

Our 11-year-old daughter Divyani is a 100 percent match for Sanika. Even Divyani is too scared to even think that she might lose her younger sister. The two are inseparable. When Divyani goes to school, Sanika keeps on asking why is her sister away from her. I am scared to tell them that I might fail to keep them together.



Sanika is so weak that she can barely walk. Even at the age of 6 years, I have to carry her. It’s painful to see her not grow like other children her age. We have not been able to put her in school. Sanika wants to do everything, she has a strong urge to live. I feel guilty for failing her every day.


I work as a laborer in a small shop that fixes punctures of bicycles and motorbikes. On usual days I earned Rs 6000 a month. But with Sanika becoming more sick, I have to skip work for days. Just to ensure that my income doesn’t stop, I have to beg my employer to keep me at work. I might lose my job any day. We have to spend on treatment so much that our household runs on debts. I have no idea when will I ever be able to repay back.



A huge amount of money is spent on Sanika’s medicines and transfusions every month. There’s an increased cost to bring down her creatinine and iron levels so that her body is capable to endure the bone marrow transplant. I have managed to arrange Rs 1.5 lakh. But I find no other way to arrange any more money. Her condition is deteriorating every day and if I fail to save her I will never be able to forgive myself. 

How you can help

Soon after her birth, 6-year-old Sanika begun suffering from Thalassemia. Blood transfusions have already begun spoiling her different organs. She needs an urgent bone marrow transplant which will cost Rs 7.5 lakhs. Her parents have no means left to save her now.
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26th October 2018
Dear Supporters ,
I thank you with all my heart for such a support and love  we will be in you debt forever.

Shanika is doing fine and doctors have already begun with chemo theraphy . She's health is yet stable and hope to continue so.

After the chemo is over doctors will peoceed with Bone marrow transplantation. Do keep praying for her as shall we. and share this campaign as much as you can for further support.
Dear Supporters ,
I thank you with all my heart for such a support and love  we will be in you debt forever.

Shanika is doing fine and doctors have already begun with chemo theraphy . She's health is yet stable and hope to continue so.

After the chemo is over doctors will peoceed with Bone marrow transplantation. Do keep praying for her as shall we. and share this campaign as much as you can for further support.
22nd October 2018
Shanika is doing fine with God's grace and your support .

Her HCV has been cleared with the last report and she is out of danger now. Her regular checkups and treatment are going as usual and hope to see her completely normal very soon

Please keep supporting and showering your blessings upon her like this. 
Shanika is doing fine with God's grace and your support .

Her HCV has been cleared with the last report and she is out of danger now. Her regular checkups and treatment are going as usual and hope to see her completely normal very soon

Please keep supporting and showering your blessings upon her like this. 
29th June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for your support till now,  We've not a very pleasant news Sankia has been diagnosed with Hapatitis -C infection in blood due to which she won't be able to undergo BMT for next 2-3 months.

These treatments are very money demanding and we're not able to fulfill it , BMT will be after couple of months before that we need to arrange the required amount for operation. please share this campaign to your friends and family groups and request them to help as much as they can

Help me with this so i can save my daughter from this horrible disease.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for your support till now,  We've not a very pleasant news Sankia has been diagnosed with Hapatitis -C infection in blood due to which she won't be able to undergo BMT for next 2-3 months.

These treatments are very money demanding and we're not able to fulfill it , BMT will be after couple of months before that we need to arrange the required amount for operation. please share this campaign to your friends and family groups and request them to help as much as they can

Help me with this so i can save my daughter from this horrible disease.
Rs.123,010
raised of Rs.750,000 goal

13 Supporters

Beneficiary: Sanika Karhe info_outline

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rakhi donated Rs.500

get well soon

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Aiswarya donated Rs.10,000

Hope you get the necessary funds soon.

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SANKET donated Rs.500
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Anonymous donated Rs.200
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CLIFFORDRAYESMIRANDA donated Rs.2,500
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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500