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After Her Father's Untimely Death, 12-year-old Fights Cancer

Sohini sometimes looks at her father’s photo hanging from the wall and feels that things would have been different if he was around. Sohini’s father, Ramapada, passed away last September because of a severe liver disease that had gone overlooked for a long while. His death has left the entire family in disarray. Sohini (12) and Shreyasi (17) are too young to work and their mother, Arpita had hardly known a life outside home. Amidst all of this, Sohini was diagnosed with cancer last December. Her only hope to get better is to undergo chemotherapy but her poor mother has no means to afford that. 

‘Her face was completely swollen when she woke up'

Everything was normal on the night before the fateful morning when Sohini woke up with a swollen face. Is that an allergic reaction, is that because of some insect bite’ - Arpita had no clue that this was the first symptom of her daughter’s cancer.
 
“We took her to a dermatologist but he told that this swelling is different. He referred us to a hospital in Bhubaneshwar. There I learned that my daughter has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, cancer has affected her immune system. It felt like God was testing me." - Arpita (mother)

‘My husband has left us nothing, my in-laws have deserted us - my parents are my only hope’

Ramapada was the sole breadwinner. His symptoms went unnoticed, and it was a shock when he died. Arpita's in-laws abandoned her after their son's death, and refuse to help with Sohini's treatment. Without any savings on hand, she sold mother’s jewellery and mortgaged her father’s house to start Sohini’s treatment.

 Sohini with her sister, Shreyasi and her mother

“My old father and my brother are toiling everyday to make some arrangements for Sohini. We somehow arranged for Rs 1 lakh but we need Rs 6 lakhs more. How will I arrange for so much?” 

‘Her cancer is spreading rapidly, she can’t miss a single cycle of chemo - please help me’

Sohini doesn’t know she has cancer. Arpita feels that knowing the truth will break her. She just thinks there is a lump in her lungs and it will go away with treatment.
 
“She hopes to go back to school soon. She misses playing in the evening. I keep telling her that she will be fine but in my mind I am afraid that I might have to stop her treatment if I fail to arrange the money soon.”
A generous contribution from your side can bring the smile on little Sohini’s face.

Arpita is looking up to you to save her 12-year-old daughter
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31st December 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for the love and support shown towards Sohini. She has completed her treatment and is doing well. She is currently at home and visits the hospital for check ups.

After settlement of bills for Sohini's treatment, we have a balance of Rs. 1.5 lakhs in equivalent INR and USD. With the consent of the family, the money available will be used towards the treatment of other patients with urgent needs.

After discussion with the family and the hospital, we have decided to use the excess fund of Rs 1 Lakh in this campaign for another patient Sidhant who is suffering from cancer and is in urgent need of help. Here is his campaign link - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-sidhanth-ku-pradhan

Thank you again for the support. We will keep you posted on the progress.

Regards,
Team Milaap
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for the love and support shown towards Sohini. She has completed her treatment and is doing well. She is currently at home and visits the hospital for check ups.

After settlement of bills for Sohini's treatment, we have a balance of Rs. 1.5 lakhs in equivalent INR and USD. With the consent of the family, the money available will be used towards the treatment of other patients with urgent needs.

After discussion with the family and the hospital, we have decided to use the excess fund of Rs 1 Lakh in this campaign for another patient Sidhant who is suffering from cancer and is in urgent need of help. Here is his campaign link - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-sidhanth-ku-pradhan

Thank you again for the support. We will keep you posted on the progress.

Regards,
Team Milaap
28th November 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support for Sohini. She is doing fine now and is in remission and at home. She visits the hospital for check ups.

Regards,
Dr Priyanka
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support for Sohini. She is doing fine now and is in remission and at home. She visits the hospital for check ups.

Regards,
Dr Priyanka
19th August 2019
Dear Supporters,

We would like to inform you that Sohini is at home and is doing well. She has successfully undergone her radiotherapy sessions.

Thank you for all the love and support.

Regards,
Family Member 
Dear Supporters,

We would like to inform you that Sohini is at home and is doing well. She has successfully undergone her radiotherapy sessions.

Thank you for all the love and support.

Regards,
Family Member 
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Goal: Rs.600,000

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