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Cancer Puts This 2-Year-Old's Life At Risk With Deadly Seizures

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"While I was traveling in the bus with my 2-year-old baby, suddenly her eyes rolled up and she started shaking her hand and leg vigorously. The seizures became violent in no time and I was terrified. My child was calling out 'amma! amma!', I did not understand what to do. The commotion on the bus was very overwhelming, I was lost and crying. I couldn't think anything. The conductor of the bus immediately stopped the vehicle to help me get to a hospital. As I was waiting on the highway for help, I held the baby in my arms who was uncontrollably shaking. A passerby was kind to help me reach the nearest hospital, ever since then she is been fighting for her life." - Chitralekha, baby Sanvitha's mother.

Just when these parents thought they saved their baby, cancer had spread in her brain and put her on brink of life

Little Sanvitha was diagnosed with a brain tumor a few months ago. The couple had sold the only means of survival - a farming land and got her operated. The tumor was removed and the parents were relieved that they had saved their daughter. Though she was not as active as before, Subbarao and Chitralekha thought she would get better but her health only deteriorated. She continuously puked and had become very weak. The worried mother was on the way to the hospital when the baby was severely attacked with seizures.



"A couple of hospitals turned me away as my daughter was very critical and they refused to treat her. I was all by myself and petrified to lose her. A doctor helped my baby to control the seizures until I take her to Chennai where she underwent a surgery. I have been told that even though the cancerous tumor was removed, cancer had spread in the brain. I was devastated and couldn't bear to think that I'll lose my little one," - Chitralekha.

Despite skipping meals to provide nutritious food for her daughter, her health only worsened

Little Sanvitha is suffering from an undifferentiated brain tumor and residual neurological deficit where the cells that generate cancer cells begin to divide more vigorously and spreads quickly throughout the brain. It also causes abnormal function of a few body areas due to which Sanvitha's legs and hands are affected. She urgently needs chemotherapy to beat cancer before it spreads completely, without which she may not survive. She also requires to be under observation in the hospital for five days.



"Even though we are barely able to have a meal a day, we make sure that our daughter gets everything she needs. There are hardly any days that she doesn't throw up. But I starve and give her milk only with a hope that she doesn't vomit today. She has also developed a high fever which is only increasing day by day. Even seizures have not completely stopped, she suffers them sometimes. At times, she cries inconsolably and I do not understand the reason, she can hardly say anything. I try my best to console her but in vain there is nothing that can make her feel better." - Chitralekha.

This farmer who sold his only land for his daughter's first surgery has nothing left to save her now

"After selling the only land that I worked on all my life, I started working as a daily wage laborer in other's farm. I barely earn Rs 100 a day. With this little income, it has become impossible to feed my family at least once in a day. I have borrowed money for the expenses of the hospital. I want to do everything I can to see my baby smile again but even if I work for my entire life, I won't be able to earn 6 lakhs which is the cost of the treatment that can my daughter's life." - Subbarao, Baby Sanvitha's father.

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2-year-old Sanvitha is suffering from undifferentiated brain tumor and residual neurological deficit. Cancer that produces the excess number of cancer cells that divide and quickly spread across the brain, which also affects the normal functioning of the body. Urgent chemotherapy is the only means of survival for little Sanvitha. Her parents who are unable to even afford a meal a day cannot save her from certain death without help.

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26th November 2019
Dear Supporters,

As mentioned in the previous update dated on 18th November 2019, Pt. Naga Sanvitha is no more. None of the funds were utilised for her treatment as well.

At Milaap, we release funds raised only against utilization for the intended purpose, supported by a treatment update from the doctor as well as bills and invoices given to us. Hence no funds have been transferred to the hospital or to the parent's account.

We have a balance of Rs. 74,431.68 (Rs. 30,757.44 and $632.96). With the consent of family and as mentioned in the previous update, the money available will be used towards the treatment of another patient - Manvitha. Manvitha underwent a cardiac surgery and wanted PICU stay in the same hospital. Here is the campaign link - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-manvitha-1

Even though Naga Sanvitha could not make it, your contribution is saving te life of another child. Once again thanking all of you for your wonderful support.

All donors of this campaign will receive periodic updates on the status of Manvitha's health and treatment via emails and messages.

Regards
Team Milaap
Dear Supporters,

As mentioned in the previous update dated on 18th November 2019, Pt. Naga Sanvitha is no more. None of the funds were utilised for her treatment as well.

At Milaap, we release funds raised only against utilization for the intended purpose, supported by a treatment update from the doctor as well as bills and invoices given to us. Hence no funds have been transferred to the hospital or to the parent's account.

We have a balance of Rs. 74,431.68 (Rs. 30,757.44 and $632.96). With the consent of family and as mentioned in the previous update, the money available will be used towards the treatment of another patient - Manvitha. Manvitha underwent a cardiac surgery and wanted PICU stay in the same hospital. Here is the campaign link - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-manvitha-1

Even though Naga Sanvitha could not make it, your contribution is saving te life of another child. Once again thanking all of you for your wonderful support.

All donors of this campaign will receive periodic updates on the status of Manvitha's health and treatment via emails and messages.

Regards
Team Milaap
18th November 2019
Dear Supporters,

As mentioned in the previous update, Naga Sanvitha is no more. May her soul rest in peace.

At Milaap, we release funds raised only against utilization for the intended purpose, supported by a treatment update from the doctor as well as bills and invoices given to us. Hence no funds have been transferred to the hospital or to the parent's account.

Since none of the funds raised are utilized for the intended purpose, we would like to channalise the amount collected to Manvitha's campaign (https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-manvitha-1). Manvitha underwent a cardiac surgery and wanted PICU stay in the same hospital.

We do understand that some of you may like a refund since the original purpose was not met - 100% of your contribution will be refunded - please reply to us by 25th November 2019.

In case you have made a bank transfer to the account number mentioned on the campaign page, we would request you to share the account details with us by replying to this email or reaching out to team Milaap on feedback@milaap.org.

We owe our donors transparency in the process, and we leave it to their discretion on how their contribution should be used.

Our prayers and wishes are with Naga Sanvitha's family and we pray for his soul to rest in peace.

Regards,
Team Milaap
Dear Supporters,

As mentioned in the previous update, Naga Sanvitha is no more. May her soul rest in peace.

At Milaap, we release funds raised only against utilization for the intended purpose, supported by a treatment update from the doctor as well as bills and invoices given to us. Hence no funds have been transferred to the hospital or to the parent's account.

Since none of the funds raised are utilized for the intended purpose, we would like to channalise the amount collected to Manvitha's campaign (https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-manvitha-1). Manvitha underwent a cardiac surgery and wanted PICU stay in the same hospital.

We do understand that some of you may like a refund since the original purpose was not met - 100% of your contribution will be refunded - please reply to us by 25th November 2019.

In case you have made a bank transfer to the account number mentioned on the campaign page, we would request you to share the account details with us by replying to this email or reaching out to team Milaap on feedback@milaap.org.

We owe our donors transparency in the process, and we leave it to their discretion on how their contribution should be used.

Our prayers and wishes are with Naga Sanvitha's family and we pray for his soul to rest in peace.

Regards,
Team Milaap
11th October 2018
Dear Supporters,

With a heavy heart I regret to inform you that Naga Sanvitha is no more.

After the surgery, the child's condition had become worse and she was sent home. While she was at home, she had to be admitted twice in a nearby hospital for emergency treatment due to the seizures. The second time she was admitted, she couldn't survive the seizures.

Please pray for her soul to rest in peace. We will update you regarding the utilization of funds soon. Thank you for the love and support.

Regards,
Subbarao
Dear Supporters,

With a heavy heart I regret to inform you that Naga Sanvitha is no more.

After the surgery, the child's condition had become worse and she was sent home. While she was at home, she had to be admitted twice in a nearby hospital for emergency treatment due to the seizures. The second time she was admitted, she couldn't survive the seizures.

Please pray for her soul to rest in peace. We will update you regarding the utilization of funds soon. Thank you for the love and support.

Regards,
Subbarao
Rs.87,585 raised

Goal: Rs.600,000

Beneficiary: Naga sanvitha info_outline
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