Help 8 year old Aravind undergo a bone marrow transplant

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My son 8-year-old Aravind is suffering from a rare condition due to which he has lost immunity. He has contracted TB and now is on continuous treatment. I have tried my best to collect money for him. We are from Assam. Aravind is the youngest of my five children. He has stopped going to school because of this condition.

Since birth, he was always a weak kid. He used to get fever and cough always. Over the years, it got worse. We took him to all prominent doctors in Guwahati. But no progress at all. Finally, we came to Chennai. He is now undergoing treatment at Apollo Specialty Hospital, Chennai. Luckily we have got a donor whose stem cells will match with Aravind.  Bone marrow transplantation is the permanent solution to our problem.

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29th September 2016
Dear Supporters,

I am Uthra Nagarajan, a Milaap fellow. I recently met Aravind along with his parents. Sporting a neon-green cap he refused to part with, Aravind seems to be recovering well from his bone marrow transplant procedure. He eats, sleeps, and plays well. His mother joked that Aravind wanted to start eating sweet and spicy food but isn’t allowed to do so as yet. An active kid, Aravind walks the one kilometre to the hospital happily from the family’s lodging in the city.

While earlier he contracted fever frequently, his condition has improved marginally now. “The bone marrow was only a half-match and not a full one,” explained Laxman Singh, Aravind’s father. “And so we’re very cautious about exposing him to unhealthy environments.” The family hasn’t visited their hometown in Assam for quite some time for fear of Aravind getting an infection during the three-day train journey. “Once we start the journey, there is no one to come to our aid in case of emergencies,” pointed out Laxman. “Quality facilities and hospital amenities aren’t available at our hometown, to take good care of my son.”

Currently, Aravind is under a 21-day regimen of two injections a day. A fortnight of it is over and there are just a few more days to go. However, the family is facing financial issues with Aravind needing more tests in the coming days. Laxman has been borrowing heavily to pay for the accommodation and food as well. Aravind’s doctor also emphasised that he would need Rs 2,00,000 more to complete his treatment and become a normal, healthy kid. 

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