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Help Ashwini get treatment for blood cancer

13-year old Ashwini has been battling cancer for the last three years. She has been under chemotherapy treatment and never had the funds to get a bone marrow transplant done.

Her parents are flower sellers with a very meagre income that takes care of just the household expenses .

Prema and her husband Mahadeva had to make many tough choices since their second daughter developed cancer. With a monthly income of 6,000-9,000 per month, over the last 3 years, they spent months away from home for their daughter's chemotherapy in Bangalore.

Mahadeva gave up. They just didn't have any money left. They had two other children too. A heartbroken Prema was convinced by a fellow-patient to go to Narayana Hrudayalaya. “I heard that Narayana Hrudayalaya takes up cases like ours. When we went back, I worked on convincing my husband. We can't give up on our daughter,” she says.

At the hospital, they heard of crowdfunding and this is the parents' last hope to save their daughter. They need Rs 30 lakhs to get her the bone-marrow transplant that can save her life. 

In these three years, Ashwini's cancer has relapsed twice and with each relapse her parents feel overwhelming helplessness.

She needs your help to get the treatment done
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22nd May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards my daughter Ashwini. She is doing better now compared to earlier and she has resumed normal activities.

It has been close to a year since her bone marrow transplant and is responding well. She has had fever intermittently during the year but the doctors suggest that it is nothing to worry about and she recovered from it quickly.

Thank you all once again for the wonderful support that you have shown towards my daughter. Your timely support ensured that she received the best of the treatment possible. I just do not have words to thank all of you.

9th November 2017
Dear Supporters,

We have some good news to share with all of you today. She underwent the Bone Marrow Transplant procedure on 8th June. She is doing good now and comes to the hospital only for follow-ups.

Thank you for all the love and support you have shown her. Your blessings and support gave her the strength to fight cancer and return victorious.

Dr. Sunil Bhat
Head of Pediatric Haematology, Oncology,
& Bone Marrow Transplant,
Narayana Health. 
7th March 2017
Dear supporters,

I am Debotri, a fellow at Milaap. Here is an update on Ashwini's treatment.

I spoke to Ashwini's mother, Mrs Prema today morning. "She is better now. Ashwini has improved a bit since we admitted her on 9th January 2017 at Narayana Hrudralaya. However, she is little weak at the moment.  I want to genuinely thank the donors for coming forward to help my child", she said.

Ashwini already underwent one and a half cycle of chemotherapy. Today she will be taken to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit where the doctor will choose the donor for her. For this, Ashwini's elder sister, Anupama,  will be also taken to the BMT unit where even she has to undergo few test so as to reassure that she is the closest match for the patient- the best donor.

Although the doctor has not fixed the date for BMT, it is expected to undergo in the next week. "In the past three years, her cancer relapsed twice. Although I and my husband broke down, it was Ashwini who stood strong. Thank you, donors, for giving us hope. Your support and contribution will never be forgotten", said the mother.

 We want to THANK YOU in the biggest way possible. Please share her story and help her to fight the battle. We will keep you posted on her progress.

Team Milaap

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