When Dipesh heard the nurses wish each other Diwali, he wondered why he has to be in the hospital. He asked his mother why he can't have namkeens and sweets. His mother told him that there's a 'bad thing' in his body and he can only go home after doctors remove all of it. Little Dipesh doesn't know that the 'bad thing' is blood cancer and it is killing him. The innocent kid prays that the 'bad thing' in his body should be gone soon while his poor parents struggle to save him.
The mother longs to take her son out of the hospital and see him happy again
Kalavati can’t believe that her happy family isn’t the way it was a month ago. She lived with her husband, Banshi and 2 kids- Dipesh and 12-year-old Seema. Her entire day would get lost in taking care of them, but now one of them is away in the hospital. It breaks her heart to see Dipesh fighting cancer at such a young age.
“2 months ago, when Dipesh was brushing his teeth, he started screaming. Terrified, I ran to him to find his mouth full of blood. He was sweating badly. We immediately rushed him to the doctor."- Kalavati
Blood transfusions alone are no longer enough to keep Dipesh alive
After Dipesh was diagnosed with blood cancer, the doctors told them that he needs to be treated in a hospital with better facilities. So, they borrowed whatever they could from their relatives, left their daughter Seema back at home in the care of their relatives and took Dipesh to Kolkata. The doctors in the new hospital put him on chemotherapy to stop his aggressive cancer.
" My son's blood cancer has left him so weak.His body burns with fever constantly and he often becomes pale. My little boy has to undergo treatment for months till his cancer is gone, otherwise, doctors said we will lose him."- Kalavati
After spending more than a lakh on his son's treatment, Banshi has no money leftBanshi works as a caretaker in agricultural farms. With his modest income, he managed to take care of the family. But now to get his son treated, he has already borrowed more than Rs 1.5 lakhs.
Dipesh has to undergo chemotherapy for another 6 months. The funds required for this is Rs 8 lakhs. In Banshi’s words, ‘even if I work all my life, I will never be able to arrange such a huge amount.'
How you can help5-year-old Dipesh is suffering from acute blood cancer. He needs chemotherapy for 6 months to stay alive.
His poor father is in no position to arrange the money required to save him. Without any support, the parents will lose their son.