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Poverty-stricken parents seek funds to treat daughter with skin diseas
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    Anjani Kumar
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    from Kopalla, Karnataka


An 11-month-old girl, Brinda, suffers from infantile hemangioma and braves the brunt of it every day. Hailing from Koppal district, Karnataka, her family is financially handicapped and is unable to seek the treatment Brinda needs to survive.

Infantile Hemangioma is a kind of birthmark that appears when a tangled group of blood vessels grows in or under a baby's skin. They become visible in the first few days to weeks after a baby is born, and Brinda's emerged on her face when she was five days old.

Upon being diagnosed, the doctors informed her parents about her medical condition and advised them to get Brinda's mark surgically removed since it grew out of proportion, causing her pain and unease. However, the family fell short on monetary terms, making the surgery unaffordable.

Brinda's father, Balappa Sangati, works at a rented xerox store. He barely earns Rs 500 (USD 6) per day and struggles to keep his family fed. Apart from that, Brinda's medical bills have placed the family under debt, and they cannot afford to spend a single penny for her further treatment.

According to the doctors, Brinda's surgery would cost up to Rs 5 lakh (USD 6,805), and her parents are struggling each day to rise above their financial problems. They are fed with seeing their young one in pain and are tired of all the hurtful remarks Brinda gets from society because of her appearance.

With her growing family and falling income, little Brinda's relatives struggle to seek treatment for her and keep everyone fed. Helpless due to their current predicament, they are waiting for a good samaritan. They express their inability and seek financial aid from society, urging people to support Brinda during these testing times.

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