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My Wife Does Not Fear Death, But Our Children Growing Up Motherless

 Just months after our second baby was born, my wife Latha and I were busy planning the future. She was going to start working - my job alone was not enough. We were making plans for our children. Probably God laughed at us because His plans were different. Within few days, my wife suddenly fell sick and became very weak, her spleen was enlarged, she could hardly talk.

Every time our 2-year-old son Hariamsh visits her, he refuses to leave

While I desperately tried to convince myself that this could be an infection, I knew something was not right. Yet, I felt completely unprepared. I remember that whole long day awaiting the test reports, both of us were shell-shocked. When doctors told me that my wife had cancer I felt completely numb, I still feel the same after two and a half years.

Every day is a battle for us and the last 15 days, Latha has been in the hospital. It has been two long years since we are living in this painful world. I like to fight for her but I really don't know what I could do to help her except to be her side all the time. No matter what I do, I have come to feel that I have failed in some way. When Latha breaks into tears thinking of our children, when she cries out in pain, I feel I have failed in protecting her.

Our family outing on one of Latha's better days

My son was only 3-months old when she was diagnosed. The first thing she said was regret that our baby may never know her. She feared our children growing up motherless. Our 10-year-old son Sunder would remember her, but would she fail to see our baby grow? In the last two years, spending time with him has been a bright spot in her life. 

Latha's brother (in the photograph) is a perfect match - all we need is funds for the surgery

Hariamsh is at a relative's house now. I have told him that Mummy has a stomach pain and she will be back home soon. I take him to the hospital, he clings to her and refuses to leave. He begs that we let him stay in the hospital too. I thought Sundar was stronger but his friend's parents tell me that he is very upset and he is scared of losing his mother. That broke my heart - but what is even more painful is that even now, I am unable to talk to him and comfort him. I will not be able to go on if I start talking. I only tell him that mother is sick and that they need to make sure they don't disturb her.

As our life became complicated our focus became simple - to survive, rest everything didn't matter to us. I'm doing all that is possible to help her fight this painful battle. I take her 3-4 times to hospital every month for blood transfusions. I follow all the instructions given by doctor religiously. I did not move from her side in these two years.

A week ago, she became very weak and started bleeding from her nose. I rushed her to hospital. Doctors said the only cure is stem-cell transplant and she needs it at the earliest. The doctor did not even give us a time limit - he would only say immediately. Fortunately, her brother is a matching donor.

I was begging doctors to save my wife at any cost, now there is hope. It is my turn to help her but I'm helpless. I have no strength to even look at her and my children. Their eyes are filled with pain. My children need her, I can't imagine losing her. It is the love for the children that made her cope up with this pain for two years, she deserves a life and my children surely don't deserve to have their mother taken away from them.

How can you help

I worked as a car salesman and I have absolutely no income now because most of my time is spent in the hospital with Latha. I have left no stone unturned in arranging money for her treatment. I need help to save her life. Doctors say that she has a good chance of recovery. The treatment costs around Rs 20 lakhs which is beyond my means. I need your support to save her life.

Your contribution can give her a chance to live.
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16th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for your support.

We have some unfortunate news to share with you all today. Latha passed away on 7th May, during evening hours. She underwent a stem cell transplant recently, Unfortunately she developed rare complications like veno occlusive disease of liver. She developed an infection which led to multi organ failure.

Doctors tried their best but couldn't save her. The family is thankful to each one of you, thank you all for your support. All the funds raised via this campaign have been used towards her medical expenses. 

May her soul rest in peace.

4th May 2018
Dear Supporters,
Thank you all for your support.

Here's an update on Latha's health-

Latha received stem cell infusion on 27th March, 2018 which was given by her brother. Unfortunately she developed rare complications like veno occlusive disease of liver(liver injury due to conditioning chemotherapy), acute acalculous cholecystitis (gall bladder infection) in addition to microbial organism infection of blood. Today(4/5/17) is day + 39 means 39 day after stem cell infusion, though her white blood cell are recovered she is requiring blood and platelet support to sustain her life.

Doctors are trying their best, we all are just praying for her recovery.
Thank you for the tremendous support which you have shown towards her, the family is really grateful to each one of you. We shall keep you posted.

Thank you,

1st April 2018
Dear supporters,
Thank you all for your support.

Mrs Latha, 42 years woman received Bone Marrow infusion from her brother Mr.Venkateshwara Rao. The Stem  Cell infusion is preceded by toxic Chemotherapy known as Conditioning Therapy which will destroy her malignant bone marrow. The stem cell which were given to her from her brother will home the marrow and start producing blood cells for her. Today (31/03/2018) is called day +5 after stem cell infusion, and will take at least another two weeks for ULL recovery. At present she is severly
neutropenic, thumbocytopenic and anaemic. She is now critical but stable, and we all are waiting  for her full recovery. At present she is requiring blood component support, higher antibiotics and antifungals, growth factor (medication which fasten the recovery of blood count)

Please pray for her speedy recovery, Once again thank you all for your love and support.

Sravanthi Reddy

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