A resident of Hardoi, Kreena and husband Sanjay became parents to a baby girl, who was born with an extra set of arms and legs, making her the talking point in and around the town.
"When my daughter was born, doctors were not allowing me to see her. They asked me not to panic and said she was normal. It was only when I saw her, I realised that she wasn't," Kreena says.
"I felt terrible. I did not know what would happen, how the family would react. I went blank and could not process anything," she adds.
The young mother says that her family earns a meagre Rs 6,000 (USD 75), mainly through her husband, the primary breadwinner.
Sanjay works as a labourer.
Narrating her ordeal, the mother says that most people have told her that her daughter would require a very expensive treatment to become normal.
"For us, getting a treatment worth Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 is a very big thing. How can we afford Rs 10 to Rs 20 lakhs?"
According to doctors, the baby is carrying a 'parasitic twin'. This is a condition where the identical twin has stopped growing during gestation, however, is physically attached to the fully developing twin.
According to Kreena, both the twins are girls.
The child would need to undergo two to three stages of surgery.
The medical plan includes:
Detailed medical evaluation
Detailed imaging with reconstruction
Surgery as per requirement.
The total treatment cost for three months would approximately be Rs 30 lakhs (USD 37,684).
The mother has also raised issues about her daughter being subjected to mockery.
"People at the hospital came and took images and shot videos of my daughter. Even here, people are constantly visiting us," she shares.
Breaking down, the mother says that she is concerned about her daughter's future. "What if we fail to get her the treatment? Everyone is going to tease her when she grows up. People will taunt her and say she has four arms, four legs."
The concerned mother says that several people have told her that the newborn will likely die if she doesn't receive proper treatment.
"No parents want their kid to die. There were so many expectations... not it's all finished," Kreena says while breaking down.
Urging help, the mother says, "We are very poor. My husband works as a labourer. We cannot afford our daughter's treatment. Can anyone please help us? Please help us."