Our beautiful little angel has encountered many hard-hitting chemotherapy sessions, three major painful surgeries and many radiation therapy sessions during last 5 years. She has spent her life almost in hospitals in the hope of living a normal life like us.
After overcoming all the hurdles and showing immense resilience, Parnika received a clean scan from the disease in August 2020 after defeating this monster for 3rd time that too during COVID pandemic.
She was filled with joy when doctors told her that now hopefully she can live a normal life but her world turned upside down just few days after celebrating her 6th birthday in November 2020. Our family’s all fears and nightmares came true when she was diagnosed again with the same disease. And this time the monster had come with more intensity reaching into her bone marrow as well along with a large tumour in her chest. Again a gruelling journey of long treatment lay before the family.
Till 3rd occurrence she was always categorised in low to intermediate risk and her doctors were always confident that she would overcome this disease but this time she was diagnosed with high-risk Neuroblastoma. Her doctors in India told us that they can merely attempt to manage to give few more months to the little girl but ultimately, there is no cure available in India.
With the intense research about the advanced treatment available overseas, we have found cutting-edge cancer treatment therapies “Anti-GD2 Immunotherapy” and “Bivalent Vaccine” only available in few hospitals in USA and Europe. These therapies have shown very promising results and have helped to prevent relapse of Neuroblastoma in children. These therapies involve treatment with antibodies helping a patient’s own immune system recognize and destroy cancer cells more effectively.
We have never gone out and asked for any help during last three treatments and have managed all the treatment with our own resources. Unfortunately this time treatment cost is very high. For an entire High-Risk Neuroblastoma relapse protocol in USA, the cost goes over $3,000,000 for international patients. Yes that’s correct, more than three million dollars.
We are getting initial chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatment in India only which has reduced the cost significantly and have found another hospital in Barcelona (Spain) where immunotherapy treatment is much affordable.
We have arranged a part of the total amount required for all the medical expenses, travel and stay for her current treatment in India as well as overseas.
Fortunately hospital was ready to accommodate her with the partial payment and she had been shifted to Barcelona (Spain) now. She is responding very well to her treatment but Still we need to raise $70,000 to continue Parnika immunotherapy and vaccine treatment.
We are unable to work and really need your support to help us reach our goal. We are asking everyone to please help our dear daughter fight for her life.
We are doing everything possible with our whole heart & energy to save our wonderful daughter. Parnika has been a warrior so far and she deserves your help to live a normal healthy life. As the amount required is huge, we request you to kindly contribute and spread this campaign as much as possible. No matter how big or small, every contribution will count.
Parnika has become very weak & pale and suffers with unbearable pain & loss of appetite. Her beautiful smile has lost somewhere. Your smallest contribution will help us to bring this smile back to her face.
Any leftover money that isn’t needed will be donated to children’s cancer research to try and help other families embarking on this terrifying journey.
This fundraiser has been set up by Seema (Aunt) on behalf of Parnika and her family. All funds are being sent directly to their account.