This Farmer Is Struggling To Save His 3-Year-Old Daughter From Cancer | Milaap

This Farmer Is Struggling To Save His 3-Year-Old Daughter From Cancer

"We are tired of hearing ‘Why are you even trying when you know she is going to die?’ I wonder what makes our relatives think that we are going to give up on our 3-year-old. Nasrin and I are not ready to accept that Jikra will slip away from us just because we're poor”- Vajir, Jikra’s father.

Parents didn't realize that their baby’s hardened belly was a sign of cancer

3-year-old Jikra had occasionally complained of stomach ache after eating. Nasrin always thought it was Jikra’s tactic to deny eating what she didn’t like. Only 10 days ago, the parents saw that Jikra’s belly hardened like an egg shell.
 
My baby was given medicines for intestinal worms which made her sicker. She had coughs and a persisting fever for 4 days. Even putting a wet cloth on her forehead for the entire night didn’t seem to work. We moved to a better hospital where reality hit us hard. Jikra has Neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that occurs in the nerve tissue.”

Jikra is scared of  injections and medicines, she refuses to come to hospital everytime

Jikra is too weak to even stand now. She cries all the time in pain and begs her ‘Abbu’ to ask the doctor not to pierce her with painful needles. Her persistent pain has made her so stubborn that it is difficult for the parents to make her do anything.

“Jikra is too small to even understand what is wrong with her and that she might not even live. It’s difficult explain to her why she needs to go to the hospital. We tell her she needs all of these to become a big grl. We can't bear to see her going through so much of pain.”

With a newborn at home and no income, it is difficult for Vajir to save Jikra

Vajir and Nasrin also have a 3-month-old baby, Ifra, who has been deprived of all attention. Vajir has not been even able to take Ifra for immunization. He is running all the time from hospitals to money lenders to home just to find any hope to keep Jikra alive.

“I worked in other people’s farms in Tuljapur. On a good day, I manage to earn Rs 250 per day. For farmers, the monsoons are the most crucial time. Now I have to be by my baby and I can’t work. My baby is dying and I have no income. I don’t know if I will be able to save her.”


Vajir has already spent Rs 40,000 in just 10 days. His fellow villagers don’t want to help him because they think it’s useless to try for a child who will die anyway. Vajir fails to explain to them that without the necessary funds she will die. But if he can afford Jikra’s chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant she’ll have a normal life. There’s no family or friends or acquaintances that he can turn to for help.

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Baby Zikra is suffering from a severe cancer which is making her very weak. She needs a chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant soon to live. His father has spent everything that he had. He has borrowed from local lenders and is neck -deep in debt. The cost required to save her now is Rs 9 lakh and Vajir has no way left to save her baby girl.
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12th October 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the love and support you have shown towards Jikra.

She is currently at home and has to visit the hospital for follow-ups. Once her vitals are stable, doctors can proceed with the transplant. The transplant will hopefully be scheduled by end of this month.

Will keep you posted. Please pray for her health and speedy recovery.
Regards,
Archana
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the love and support you have shown towards Jikra.

She is currently at home and has to visit the hospital for follow-ups. Once her vitals are stable, doctors can proceed with the transplant. The transplant will hopefully be scheduled by end of this month.

Will keep you posted. Please pray for her health and speedy recovery.
Regards,
Archana
26th September 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all your support.

Jikra is at home now. She has to undergo two more cycles of chemotherapy. Doctor has suggested  said that after these two rounds of chemotherapy they will conduct a bone marrow test and see if the results are fine. If they are, then they will schedule a surgery.

We are hoping that she gets well soon. Please keep praying for her. Thank you all for your love!

Regards,
Vajir
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for all your support.

Jikra is at home now. She has to undergo two more cycles of chemotherapy. Doctor has suggested  said that after these two rounds of chemotherapy they will conduct a bone marrow test and see if the results are fine. If they are, then they will schedule a surgery.

We are hoping that she gets well soon. Please keep praying for her. Thank you all for your love!

Regards,
Vajir
13th September 2018
Dear Supporters,

I am humbled with the support and love given to Jikra.

I would like to inform you that she is presently home and is doing well. Doctors said that she will require two more cycles of chemotherapy after which they will decide when to conduct the surgery, depending on the response of the treatment.

Please continue to support her by sharing the campaign and praying for her good health. We are grateful all the love and support you have given her.

Regards,
Vajir

Dear Supporters,

I am humbled with the support and love given to Jikra.

I would like to inform you that she is presently home and is doing well. Doctors said that she will require two more cycles of chemotherapy after which they will decide when to conduct the surgery, depending on the response of the treatment.

Please continue to support her by sharing the campaign and praying for her good health. We are grateful all the love and support you have given her.

Regards,
Vajir

Rs.395,341
raised of Rs.900,000 goal

396 Supporters

Beneficiary: Jikra Vajir Sayyed info_outline

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AYUSH ASTHANA donated Rs.101
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BISWAJIT DAS donated Rs.100
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I pray to God to cure her soon.

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