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12-year-old Suffering From Cancer Is Running Out Of Time

“He keeps saying his stomach is burning and doesn't eat. If he doesn't even eat, how will he live? We want him to survive cancer and will do anything so he can get a bone-marrow transplant.” – Munirathnamma, Revanth's mother.

Instead of getting better, Revanth was diagnosed with blood cancer when he came to Bangalore in February 2017. His cancer is aggressive and Revanth lost 10 kgs in just one month. Despite taking heavy chemotherapy, his cancer is not subsiding. Doctors have recommended a bone-marrow transplant at the earliest – it is the only way to save Revanth now.


Revanth's relapse has shattered what hope his parents had

Revanth took treatment for a year and was supposed to start school again in June. To cheer him up, his parents bought him a new school bag. Unfortunately, he had a relapse and that meant they all had to move back to Bangalore for treatment.

“Chemotherapy makes his so sick, he can't keep his food down. We have completed only two cycles, and throughout, he complained that his stomach was burning. The day he eats one meal or even a little milk is a good day. It is painful to force your child when he is sick.” – Munirathnamma.

A BMT is the only thing that will save Revanth

Revanth has a 50% relapse which means that half his new white blood cells are cancerous. A bone marrow transplant (BMT) will mean a completely new bone-marrow that will produce healthy cells. Revanth has very less time and his parents are running from pillar to post to arrange for a lifesaving BMT.

Revanth's parents have spent everything they on treatment till now

Munirathnamma is a typist and her husband Gopal is a teacher in a government school in Kolar. They had decided not to let money decide their child's treatment and borrowed heavily for treatment. With the relapse, they have sunk deeper into debt. They face the prospect of giving up on their child because they have no funds left.



“We worked very hard to save for our children's education. But all our savings are gone. We have even taken loans on interest from different sources. As a typist, I can only borrow so much. Treatment for BMT is 10 times what we spent on chemotherapy the first time. We keep thinking of what we can do to save our dear child and come up with nothing.” – Munirathnamma

Revanth (right) with his younger brother Chandru

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Over the last year, Revanth has learnt to bear the pain of needles for medicines and tests. He knows he has cancer and tells his parents not to worry because he is taking all his medicines regularly. He is confident of getting better. It is a confidence, his parents don't share because they have no way of affording a bone-marrow transplant.

Your contribution will help these desperate parents save their child. 


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28th September 2018
Dear Supporters,
Thank you all for your support.

The pre-transplant procedures have begun for Revanth. The bone marrow transplant will take be scheduled for him soon. His brother is identified as potential donar. 

Thank you for your support up till now, we shall keep you posted.
Please keep praying for Revanth.

Thank you,
Regards,
Sneha
Dear Supporters,
Thank you all for your support.

The pre-transplant procedures have begun for Revanth. The bone marrow transplant will take be scheduled for him soon. His brother is identified as potential donar. 

Thank you for your support up till now, we shall keep you posted.
Please keep praying for Revanth.

Thank you,
Regards,
Sneha
7th September 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thanks a lot of your love and support. Revanth is undergoing his last cycle of chemotherapy and is doing well. His transplant is planned for next week.

Please do continue sharing the campaign with everyone , he needs to be transplanted soon.

Regards,
Sneha
Dear Supporters,

Thanks a lot of your love and support. Revanth is undergoing his last cycle of chemotherapy and is doing well. His transplant is planned for next week.

Please do continue sharing the campaign with everyone , he needs to be transplanted soon.

Regards,
Sneha
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