About the FundraiserMamatha can’t help but cry as she hugs her 6-year-old daughter Abhigna.
“Every time I see her, I’m scared it’ll be the last. I can’t even bear to think about losing her but I’m forced to helplessly watch as she fights for her life,” she says.
Little Abhigna has been fighting a deadly form of blood cancer since April this year.
“She had a very high fever for days,”Mamatha recalls. “I tried my best to get her temperature to come down, but despite that Abhigna’s condition didn’t improve.”
Abhigna’s father, Surender, is just a labourer. He barely earns enough to take care of their daily needs. He knew that a visit to the doctor would be more than he could afford, but when their child’s condition didn’t improve, the family had no options left.
The local doctor gave Abhigna some medicines for her fever and body ache, but they didn’t help.
Merely a day later, Mamatha returned to the clinic with her daughter. Abhigna’s fever was not lowering even with the help of the medicines, and Mamatha had noticed that her throat was starting to swell.
The doctor asked for them to get a few scans done for Abhigna, which later confirmed his worst fears- Abhigna had lymphoblastic leukaemia.
“How could she have blood cancer at such a young age? I was completely baffled and didn’t know what to do. My heart sank when I heard the doctor’s words,” Mamatha cries.
Since then, Abhigna has been undergoing all sorts of painful treatment sessions regularly at the hospital.
Her hair is rapidly withering away, her arms get bruised from the repeated pricks of the needle, and the young girl is in constant pain. Every time her parents are allowed to visit her in the hospital, she cries and begs for them to take her home.
Surender and Mamatha have borrowed large sums of money from their friends and relatives to pay for the treatment, but unfortunately, even after spending more than Rs 3 lakh, they need more.
Little Abhigna will require at least 40 more weeks of treatment- amounting to a sum of Rs 30 lakh ($ 41100.09)- to save her life.
Surender and Mamatha are in no position to afford such a large sum in time to save their daughter. Without the money, her treatment cannot be carried out and Abhigna’s chances of survival start to dwindle down.
The only chance this little girl has now is your kindness. Please, donate toward her treatment and help save her life.