Parents of six-year-old urge monetary help for daughter's treatment | Milaap
Parents of six-year-old urge monetary help for daughter's treatment
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Parents of a six-year-old girl are hoping that a life changing treatment will enable her to stand up and walk on her feet again.

Divya Sharma, a resident of Jharkhand, faces difficulty in standing up, let alone walking on her own. The disease has also left her unable to talk.

According to doctors, Divya suffers from several illnesses: Episodic encephalopathy, Acute symptomatic seizures, Sulfite oxidase deficiency, Vitamin D insufficiency and extrapyramidal involvement.
"She wasn't born like this," Namita Sharma, Divya's mother said.

"Divya was eleven months old when she started walking, but it lasted for only five months," she added.

At 18 months, a series of illnesses forced the girl to remain bedridden.

"She cannot walk, cannot stand and speak. It pains my heart to see my daughter like this," the mother said. "I have to take care of her at all times."

Speaking about her misery, Namita said that Divya's condition keeps her on her toes at all times. "I am perpetually scared as my daughter cannot speak. She cannot express anything and is generally bedridden. While cooking, I constantly think what if she falls down while trying to get down from the bed. I have to check on her at frequent intervals."

The mother said that while her daughter shows interest in playing with other kids, she seldom finds company. "No one wants to play with her and it upsets me."

Namita rued the fact that her daughter has only called her mother twice till date. "She is able to pronounce papa, but has said ma just twice. I long to hear my daughter call me ma."

The mother said that the family earns a meagre income of Rs 5,000 (USD 66) per month and urged donors to help her daughter avail treatment to get cured.

"We have been to several doctors and I have had to sell my jewellery to provide for her treatment. We are debt ridden, please help us, as my husband is a rickshaw driver and we do not have the funds to get Divya treated," the mother urged.


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