This is a supporting campaign. Contributions made to this campaign will go towards the main campaign.

Help 5-year-old Mohamed Nihal fight blood cancer

At 5, Mohammed Nihal is too young to understand anything but he knows that there is a reason he cannot eat chocolates and ice creams like before. His parents have told him he has small bugs in his stomach that make him sick. Unfortunately, it is not the real reason.



“We have told him that he cannot eat things from outside because there are bugs in his tummy. He gets confused when we say that but doesn’t throw a fit. He remains calm and goes on playing all by himself,” says Nihal’s mother Salika, who was heartbroken after she found out that her son had blood cancer just 15 days back.

A diagnosis they weren’t prepared for

Nihal did not have any symptoms at all, except a swelling in his stomach.

“At first we thought his tummy was swollen because he had troubles with digestion. But a trip to the hospital revealed that he had inflamed lymph nodes. His WBC count was also unusually high. We were not expecting anything serious as Nihal did’t have a history of serious illness, but the doctor told us to go to Bengaluru immediately for proper diagnosis,” says Waseem Pasha, his father.
The entire family travelled 70 km to Bengaluru from Tumakuru, only to confirm the worst: Nihal had blood cancer and had to start chemotherapy immediately.


They gave away everything to save their only son


Waseem has used up all his savings and even mortgaged his wife’s jewellery to save his only child’s life.
 
“I have a decent job as a marketing assistant with a leading hospital in Tumakuru, but have exhausted all that I had. This was so unexpected. I don’t think I can go back to work when my son is so ill, how will I make Rs 30 lakh all of a sudden? Some friends and family have helped me so far, but I can't afford the costs of chemotherapy in the coming days. The doctor says if chemo does not improve his condition, then we will need a bone marrow transplant,” he adds.


Like any 5-year-old, Nihal is very scared of injections

Injections scare him the most

15 days before, Nihal was a normal, happy child. And now, he cries when we reach the hospital door because he is scared of injections.

“My husband and I tell him that the bugs in his stomach will only go away if he goes to the hospital like a good kid. He is so innocent that he does not question us when we tell him this,” says Salika, adding, “My son is becoming more tired as each day passes.  He also complains of pain in his limbs. I cannot bear to see him like this anymore, knowing that this can only get worse.”

How you can help

Waseem Pasha wants to help his son, Mohammed Nihal, fight blood cancer, but does not have enough funds to continue chemotherapy as he has already used up all his savings for treatment. The 5-year-old may need a bone marrow transplant if his condition worsens, and his family wants to save him at any cost. You can give this child another shot at a happy life.
Estimation letter
Estimation letter
Ask for an update
10th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your tremendous support. This couldn't have been possible without you.

It makes me feel relieved and hopeful in informing you all that Nihal is currently doing better. He is undergoing chemotherapy. The doctors have suggested a total of 4-5 months of chemotherapy again out of which 2 are already over.  

He was admitted in the hospital last night (10th May'18) for lumbar puncture. The same will take place today (11th May'18). Luckily, there are no side effects. Just sometimes, his WBC count falls which causes a delay in the chemotherapy sessions.

We are hopeful and praying for his recovery. Please keep praying for my little boy. Thank you all once again!

Ask the campaign organizer

comments powered by Disqus
Content Disclaimer: The facts and opinions, expressed in this fundraiser page are those of the campaign organiser or users, and not Milaap.
Rs.4,075
raised of Rs.30,000 goal

2 Supporters

Beneficiary: Mohammed Nihal info_outline

Supporters (2)

A
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
2 months ago

Get well soon

SS
Sudhir donated US $25
2 months ago