“Her lungs get filled with water and she struggles to breathe. Sana suffers from fever and barely manages to eat, if not for the medicines. She vomits phlegm as her lungs get filled with water. After two years of tryst with cancer, my little daughter doesn’t even have the strength to cry. Constant , excruciating pain in her chest doesn’t even allow the talkative girl to talk more than few words”-Nandini, Sana’s Mother.
She fought cancer for the first time like a hero yet it relapsed Cancer first struck, when Sana was 2. Nandini rushed from one hospital to the other, to know why Sana vomited phlegm all the time.
After it was found that water in her lungs was the reason, scans further revealed the presence of a tumor in the little girl’s lungs. She was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. With treatment for more than a year, the resilient girl battled cancer. The symptoms reappeared with increased frequency and intensity. Unrelenting wheezing, shortness of breath, vomiting phlegm and other symptoms meant, the cancer was back to cause an upheaval.
Grandmother works as a domestic help to support her daughter’s fight for the 4-year-old
Nandini's only happiness in life is her daughter's smile. From the first time she was diagnosed with the relapse, it is only disappointment that Nandini has experienced, every time she’s sought her husband’s help.
Every request of her so far has only met with disdain. With Sana ailing from wheezing, day and night, and the fear of her being no more, the family is pushed to the wall. As Nandini is advised by the doctors to stay by Sana’s side through the day, the little girl’s grandmother works as domestic help to keep the family afloat.
“She is an extremely bright kid. Just as she was about to finish play-school and step into kindergarten, cancer halted her growth. Her teachers are eager to see her live and get back to school. Doctors and nursing staff in the hospital can’t get enough of her wit. Sana’s little brother,Jaideep, has hardly seen his sister. He doesn’t eat any food for days and cries, asking why he can’t go to the hospital with her,” says Nandini as a pall of gloom descends on her home.
Sana can beat cancer, but the financial hurdle is pushing her towards death
All the courage, resourcefulness has meant that Nandini’s daughter has hope. Only a Bone Marrow Transplant(BMT), with the 4-year-old’s mother being the donor, can help Sana beat cancer, again
. But having spent more than 4 lakhs so far, they are left with nothing. They borrow to make ends meet. She needs prolonged treatment process involving chemotherapy and the BMT to get rid of the tumor that sits in her lungs.
How can you help?This single mother continues to fight for her daughter’s life against all odds.
Nandini has no means to afford 32 Lakhs to fund her daughter’s treatment. She needs your help to keep her daughter’s fight against cancer alive and ensure the 4-year-old’s recovery.