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5-year-old girl with cancer wishes to stay alive to celebrate Diwali

 When my daughter asked me when is Diwali, I told her it's only a few weeks away. Since that day, she has been counting the days to Diwali. Even when a nurse enters the room, she would ask her the date and count again. She has asked her dad to keep the diyas and crackers ready. How can I tell her that she will not able to go home this Diwali if we are unable to afford her treatment - Kranthi, mother

Gruthika was an active child who loved going to school and participated in every school activity

5-year-old Gruthika lived with her parents Kranthi and Madhukar, and elder sister Tishali (9) in Bhadrachalam, Telangana. She was always cheerful and never missed any cultural activity in school. She even started learning Bharatanatyam in her school. She actively participated in every sports event and even won first prize. It was a proud moment for mother, Kranthi looking at her daughter receiving a gold medal and cash prize. However, her sweet days of childhood was short-lived when she started having fevers and started shivering uncontrollably.


Gruthika before cancer took over her life

“ One day I got a call from the school saying that Gruthika was having fever with  uncontrollable shivers. I immediately went to the school and took her to the hospital. She was given medication immediately and we hoped that she would get better soon. But there was no improvement in her condition and it was only worsening.” - Kranthi, mother

Despite severe pain, Gruthika is positive and hopes that she will go home soon

As per the local doctor's advice, Gruthika's parents took her to Hyderabad, Telangana for further investigation. After a few tests, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloblastic Leukaemia, a severe form of blood cancer that rapidly produces abnormal blood cells in the body and progresses quickly without immediate treatmentGruthika's parents were shocked when they were told that their little girl is fighting cancer. They immediately started her treatment on doctor's advice.



Gruthika underwent four cycles of chemotherapy. Despite the pain, she is optimistic that she will go home for this Diwali.

“ I would break down into tears sometime but my daughter would hold me and say, 'Why are you worrying Amma. I am praying to God everyday. I will be okay'. How can I tell my daughter that she's fighting with cancer that will take her life away."- Karuna, mother


Gruthika loves to draw and paint in her colouring book. With the little energy left, she paints her favourite pictures so she can show it to her friends when she goes home for Diwali. Little does she know that her poor parents are struggling to keep her alive.

Her parents have exhausted everything and now has no money left to continue her treatment

Gruthika’s father, Madhukar works in a private company. With the little income he earns he needs to take care of his children education and the family needs. Gruthika needs to undergo more chemotherapy sessions. And if her condition doesn't improve then she needs to undergo bone marrow transplant. Madhukar needs to arrange for 30 lakhs for her treatment, but now he has exhausted all the money and he has no one to help for her daughter's treatment.



My husband is away from us working  and day and night only to meet the treatment expenses. But the little income he earns will not be sufficient for the treatment. He is constantly worrying about Gruthika’s treatment. He tried his best to get help but he couldn’t find any. With my husband away, I stay alone with my daughter. This city is new to us and I dont know anyone who could help us." - Kranthi, mother

How you can help

This little child is hoping she will be home for Diwali but if her parents cannot continue her treatment, her condition will deteriorate. With your help, 5-year-old Gruthika can go back home and celebrate Diwali with her family.

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22nd August 2019
Dear donors,

Here's a quick update: She has undergone her BMT and is doing well. Thank you for Support. Once discharged, we'll post a detailed update on her health

Thanks,
Sravanti
Dear donors,

Here's a quick update: She has undergone her BMT and is doing well. Thank you for Support. Once discharged, we'll post a detailed update on her health

Thanks,
Sravanti
8th August 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support.

Gruthika has completed her chemotherapy and is under maintanance now. She will undergo the bone marrow transplant and we will update once the treatment is complete.

Thank you all for the support.

Regards,
Sravanthi
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support.

Gruthika has completed her chemotherapy and is under maintanance now. She will undergo the bone marrow transplant and we will update once the treatment is complete.

Thank you all for the support.

Regards,
Sravanthi
15th May 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all!

Gruthika is doing good, and her health is stable. However, we are in continuous follow-ups with the hospital. We are advised to bring her to the hospital for every 6 week's to see how she is responding and to check if there is changes in the blood. There are 70% chances that she might not require BMT.

Here is a recent picture of hers:



Thank you all!

Regards,
Kranthi
(Mother)
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all!

Gruthika is doing good, and her health is stable. However, we are in continuous follow-ups with the hospital. We are advised to bring her to the hospital for every 6 week's to see how she is responding and to check if there is changes in the blood. There are 70% chances that she might not require BMT.

Here is a recent picture of hers:



Thank you all!

Regards,
Kranthi
(Mother)
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