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Help 18 month old baby Sheetal fight blood cancer

Sheetal is an 18 month old baby girl born to her parents after 10 years of marriage. She is their only child. Sheetal's mother Lata is a housewife and her father Kisan makes a living by selling scraps on his cart. Though her father earns only around rupees 50 to 200 everyday, they were doing their best to take care of their only child.

This poor baby has blood cancer

Sometime in May 2016 when Sheetal was 15 months old, she developed a horrible fever that continued for days together. She had begun losing weight, looked dehydrated and her eyes had started to pop out. The family lived in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh and no doctor there was able to understand what was wrong with the poor baby. The parents were extremely worried and they travelled to various hospitals in Vadodara and Ahmedabad and were still unable to cure their baby. After two months of travelling and spending money on tests, they finally reached PGI hospital in Chandigarh where they received the shock of their lives. Their poor baby Sheetal had Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.

There is a good chance for her cure

Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia is a rare type of blood cancer which if treated properly can be cured in 80% of the patients. However, this comes with the background that Sheetal's parents are financially incapable and illiterate. With some government and local help the family spent almost 1,20,000 rupees for her initial treatment. They have brought her to CHL-CBCC Cancer Center, Indore under Dr. Vinay Bohara's care and she is responding well to the initial treatment.

Her parents cannot even afford food for the entire day

Though she is responding well to treatment, the family has exhausted all their money and Sheetal's treatment is at the risk of being stopped. This will badly affect the chances of her being cured. Her mother and father have begun to cry and are in a such a bad condition that they have to even beg to have some food during the day. They know their baby can be cured but have no means to make it happen. They have already contacted their relatives, friends and other known people for financial help but have not received any.

Baby Sheetal can fight this and grow up healthy

Dr. Vinay says that if Sheetal can be helped in continuing her treatment to which she has been responding well there would be an extremely good chances of her getting cured and growing up to have a normal and healthy life. She currently needs 3-4 months of treatment consisting of light chemotherapy sessions. A Bone Marrow Transplant would be required only if she stops responding to this treatment.

How you can help baby Sheetal get cured

Sheetal weighs 7 kilograms and this little baby has begun to learn how to walk now. This temporarily brings a smile on her parents faces but the danger of her treatment being stopped keeps them worried. Their condition is so poor that they cannot even afford food and they use pieces of cloth as toys for their little baby to play with. With your support and contribution this baby's treatment would continue and her parents will get a chance to see her grow up healthy.



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26th November 2016
Dear Supporters, 

Sheetal underwent the first two of her chemotherapy sessions as per the schedule. However, due to some personal and financial troubles in her family, her parents were unable to take her for the  third and final session. 

The doctors have spoken to Sheetal’s parents and are expecting them to bring her for her treatment in 10-12 days. According to the doctors, Sheetal has been responding well to the treatment so far. 

After her third chemo session, she is expected to make a full recovery. We will keep you updated on her progress. 

Thank you.

Team Milaap. 

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