Unfortunately, while undergoing treatment for the cancer, Jeevana recently developed GVHD which is a disease that occurs during transplants. Now, Jeevana has grown very weak and needs to urgently undergo treatment in order to survive.
Over and above this, her parents are unable to afford the cost of her treatment which is around 8 lakh INR. They are willing to do everything it takes to save their daughter and are not ready to give up.
Jeevana developed Acute Myeloid Leukaemia – blood cancer - before she could even give her class 9 exams. Her cancer was growing at a very fast rate and without treatment, it would have spread very fast in different organs of the body.
Her father Virupachi is a tenant farmer who didn't have funds for cancer treatment. But he borrowed as much as he could and brought her to Hyderabad where her treatment could start. A crowdfunding campaign, as well as help from the Chief Minister's funds, helped her get treated with chemotherapy and a bone-marrow transplant.
“She has suffered so much. Fever, vomitting, passing blood in her urine, bleeding and ulcers in her stomach. The medicines made her very sick, but she never complained. Cancer has caused her to grow up sooner than her time,” Virupachi says.
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