Kritisha had been ignoring the pain she felt in her body till it became unbearable for herKritisha was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the month of July. It is a type of blood cancer that affects the bone marrow and also the white blood cells. She would require chemotherapy for six months to recover fully.
“She had mentioned to me about body aches but only in passing. Both of us thought that it was because of her training. But then she fainted while on practice and we had to rush her to the hospital. Even while she was admitted and tests were being conducted, her pain increased considerably. While in the hospital, she used to stay up all nights due to the pain. When the test results came out, our worst fears were realized. My healthy and energetic daughter is now in the clutches of cancer.” - Ravina.
Kritisha with her coach
As she lies down on the hospital bed, Kritisha fears that her dreams of becoming a famous badminton player will not be fulfilledRavina and Kritisha had to travel to Chennai in August, this year from Mauritius for medical treatment. Ravina has rented out a place near the hospital. Being away from her known people and her game, Kritisha has been feeling very lonely and upset. She wants to go back home as soon as possible. She is in constant touch with her coach and keeps giving updates about her health.
“I have never seen her so upset. All she talks about is losing out on practice. She keeps on saying that she will not be able to play like before. I try to make her understand but sometimes she is inconsolable. I wish there was something in my hand which I could do to make her feel better."
She needs chemotherapy to get better but her family is not in a position to afford the treatmentKritisha’s father, Hari Lall, is a primary school teacher. He has always supported his family and his daughters’ dreams in spite of his modest income. But now, it has become overwhelming for him. They have already spent a lot on Kritisha’s treatment and arranging for another 15 lakhs without any external help.
How you can helpThis 13-year-old national level badminton player is fighting cancer. All her dreams will be shattered unless she can get the treatment that her parents can’t afford. You can come forward and make a generous contribution that would help her get better and realize her dreams.
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