Cancerous Tumors On This 8-Year-Old's Kidney Can Kill Her

Geetha is now 18 kgs, scared and in severe pain. She cries herself to sleep and I hold her tight letting her know that she’ll be fine in no time. She tries her best to stay brave but even the sight of a needle scares her. Cancer has made her extreemly weak."

I have flesh on my left kidney, that’s why I have to get those painful injections,” says 8-year-old Geetha when anyone asks her how she is. Geetha needs chemotherapy and surgery to survive a growing tumor in her left kidney. Without which, the tumor will rapidly spread and deteriorate her condition beyond repair. As Mamatha holds Geetha and puts her frail body to sleep at night, she lays wide awake wondering how long she and her husband can keep her in the hospital and continue the treatment that will save her life.

The care-free joy of summer holidays soon turned into a nightmare

One month ago, Geetha returned from her school trip to Mysore happier than ever. Her school was officially closed for summer, and she was excited to play with her sisters, Nanditha (11) and Janavi (3). Mamatha noticed that her stomach was slightly swollen but Geetha didn’t complain of pain, as the days went by, the swelling only increased. Worried, Mamatha and Venkatesh took her to a local hospital.

“They told us it was a tumour on her left kidney and that it might spread completely if we didn’t start treatment immediately. The minute they said cancer I said I would do anything to save my daughter, I would beg and borrow, but we had to get her treated. My three girls are my life, I’m nothing if I lose them.”

Geetha has Wilms Tumour, a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys. The only way it can be cured is with chemotherapy and surgery, followed by radiation to ensure the tumor doesn’t grow back. Geetha has started chemotherapy and needs to continue treatment for the next 6 months to live a cancer-free life.

Geetha has a 90% chance of getting completely cured of cancer with treatment  

The only reason I’m able to stay brave is because the doctor says she has a 90% chance of getting cured. That’s the only reason I haven’t lost hope yet, but every day we’re spending more than my husband will ever make. We were able to start her chemotherapy only after borrowing 50,000. My Geetha needs the surgery at the earliest, but we have no way of getting 5 lakhs.”

Venkatesh is a daily wager who works in construction sites. After a long day of work, he rushes to the hospital with only Rs. 250 in his pocket, eager to see his sick child. So far, they’ve somehow managed to start her treatment, but affording the surgery is beyond their capacity. 

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The cancerous tumor on Geetha’s kidney needs to be removed. Only an urgent surgery will ensure that cancer doesn’t spread and put her life at risk. Geetha can be completely cured, but her parents have no means to arrange the 5 lakhs needed for her treatment. Geetha is eagerly waiting to go back home to her sisters and have the childhood that is lost amidst injections and chemotherapies.

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13th June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards Geetha. She is doing better now compared to earlier and she has been advised to undergo a procedure where the doctors will operate on her kidney on Friday.

After recovery from the surgery, she has been advised to undergo the the next cycle of radiation. Based on her response to the treatment, the future course of action will be suggested.

Thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards her health. Please do pray for her health and speedy recovery. Will keep you posted.

Dr. Rasmi
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Bhaskari donated Rs.2,500
4 days ago

Get well soon. May you be blessed with all the strength you need.

A donated Rs.5,000
4 days ago

get well soon and be resilient with all the strength you can muster to live a long, healthy life.

Venkata donated Rs.500
5 days ago
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
10 days ago

Get well soon

Pushpa donated Rs.500
11 days ago

I Pray to God to recover soon

Anonymous donated Rs.500
11 days ago