“We thought it was just a blood clot on her chest that had turned black. However, the clot didn’t go on its own. To our horror, a tumor took its place. Now, even after a surgery and 10 rounds of chemotherapy she isn’t getting any better,” - Madhumita, mother.
An old pic of Ripti
The kindergarten kid doesn’t know what cancer isRipti is tired of going to the hospital for her treatment. She keeps asking her mother when all of this would end. But the little girl is unaware that the tumor in her right chest will only get cured if she continues with the treatment.
“Ripti has no idea what cancer is, she thinks she is losing her hair because of the medicines she is on. We haven’t told her otherwise,” - Raju, father.
Her favourite teddy bear now gathers dust at the corner of the houseThe 6-year-old’s body has been bearing the brunt of harsh chemotherapy.The chemo has made her cranky - she hardly smiles any more.
“She used to make silly faces and dance around the house when she was happy. Her favourite toy used to be her teddy bear. Now the big teddy just collects dust on the corner of our house. Pain and suffering has become a regular part of her day.”
Rare times when Ripti gets up and tries to play with her teddy bear
My relatives have been kind and helped me come this far but I can’t borrow from them anymoreThe family has spent about Rs 3 lakhs in the last eight months on Ripti’s treatment. They need Rs 7 lakhs more.
“I have seen how cancer snuffs life out of people. I know my daughter doesn’t have much time but Rs 7 lakhs is a lot. Unless I get help, I have to stop her treatment.”
How you can helpRaju has a small shop in Kolkata where he sells imitation jewellery. He makes about Rs 10,000 a month - but with the rising prices of things, that is hardly anything. On top of that, Ripti’s illness has thrown him off the track. He doesn’t know how he will get his daughter treated without your help. A small contribution from your side will bring back the lost happiness of the family.
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