Despite her condition, Shreenithi yearns for a normal life like any other child of her age and prays for a fast recoveryLast year, September, Shreenithi started having slight problems in breathing. Soon she caught a cold and her breathing troubles were aggravated. Her worried parents took her to the hospital, and blood tests revealed that she has a blood disease. Shreenithi has now been battling Fanconi Anaemia for almost a year. It's a life-threatening condition where the bone marrow fails to produce enough white blood cells and the patient is at the risk of getting severe infections and bleeds. But she hasn’t lost hope. She goes to school on days she feels better and on some Sundays, she goes to the church to light a candle for her fast recovery. But some things she had to let go off - like the dance classes that she used to enjoy so much.
“She needs transfusions every month - sometimes even twice in a month. This has left her arm swollen and the pain doesn’t allow her to play the keyboard now. Her legs have swollen up and she has a lot of difficulty walking now. She is so tired that even doing little things makes her heart beat very fast and she starts sweating. I know she is very upset but she doesn’t show that in front of us. She has always been very brave - I hope I can always support her through her struggle.” - Ommurugan, father.
The poor family is struggling very hard to afford the transplant that will save Shreenithi’s lifeOmmurugan works at a garment factory in Dharavi and he is the sole breadwinner for his family. His modest income is not enough to run his family and continue his daughter’s treatment. Getting her a transplant is a far-fetched dream for this helpless father. He has already spent more than a lakh and he is no condition to arrange for Rs 33 lakhs without any help.
How you can helpOn the 25th of this month, Shreenithi would turn 15 but her blood disease has left her so tired and weak that she is in no condition to be excited about her upcoming birthday. She is in urgent need for a bone marrow transplant but her poor father can’t afford it. Your generous contribution can give Shreenithi a second chance at life and bring back the smile on her lips.
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