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Poverty-stricken parents seek funds to treat all their children suffer
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    Children of Shiv Veer Singh

    from Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh

Life threw a curveball at the Singhs after all three of their children got diagnosed with Thalassemia in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. Currently, the family has a poor financial condition and has been struggling with the funds for their children's treatment for the last five years.

Thalassemia is a medical disorder in which the body produces less hemoglobin than normal. Initially, their son Divyanshu was fit for the first three years after the delivery, but, following that, he started falling sick often. Upon medical consultation, the doctors familiarized his family with his condition. Later, both his sisters also got diagnosed with the same, placing the Singhs in front of a dark tunnel.

For the initial years, the family managed to pay the medical bills of their children, but soon, they ran out of funds. Since then, they have sold whatever land they could and also took loans from others. However, now, they have low credibility and are under so much debt that they can barely manage to keep themselves fed.

While expressing what she feels when she sees her ailing children, their mother Priyanka says, "I feel like it will be better if my life ends. I used to be hurt, but now I have a stone heart. I am tired of crying." She further mentions that she initially took Divyanshu to Agra, where they spent a lot of money, but in the end, the doctors said that he could not be treated.

Upon further diagnosis, the family got to know about Thalassemia and that their daughters too, suffered from the same. Currently, all three children undergo a blood transfusion every month, and sometimes, upon failure of medical bills, the hospital closes its doors for them.

According to medical experts, the children require a bone marrow transplant which would cost up to Rs 40 lakh (USD 53,616) per person. However, now, Priyanka has given up, and says "What can we do? We are helpless, we don't have enough funds to save them".

The parents of Divyanshu, Radha, and Karishma, have left no stone left unturned for their treatment. Once they ran out of funds, they also wrote a letter to the public authorities in blood, asking for monetary aid. However, till now, they have managed, but they don't know how further they can go.

While their father lost his sleep, their mother cries and says, " When times are good, everyone is with us, but when we have nothing, we have no one. I don't like begging from anyone, but we are helpless. If someone can save my children, he will be like God to me."

"When kids lead a healthy life full of laughter, mothers are supposed to feel happy. But, I feel like my children's life are slipping from them," says Priyanka and expresses her family's inability. She seeks financial aid from society and urges the citizens to support their children in leading an ordinary life.

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