“I am a daily wage worker. I can only eat out of what I earn on any given day. When my daughter first fell ill, I could not imagine it would go on this long, or that I would have to survive without working for so many days. Nobody expects such situations, not when you do not earn enough to even provide for the basic expense of your family,” Ajit, Anindita’s father says.
Anindita receiving the first prize last yearAnindita draws very well. She is also good in academics. “She comes first in class. We don’t have to tell her to study or do her home-work. We don’t even know enough to be able to help her with her studies, but she is always up-to-date with all her work. Even now, she keeps asking when she can go back to school,” her father proudly shares.
“It was the 9th of March,” her father recalls. “She was unwell, and when we consulted the doctor, he recommended a few tests. That was how we got to know she had Jaundice. That was where it all started. She recovered from the Jaundice, but her platelet count never got back to normal. We tried everything. Just went about from hospital to hospital, staying for a few days at each one, and watching her condition just worsen. We finally came here to Chennai with the help of some of my friends, and have been here since then. I am just holding on to the hope that one day I will bring my daughter back to the normal life she once led.”
“Every single day is a struggle. We do not even care whether we have a place to stay, or food to eat. I just want my daughter back. I just want to see her healthy again.”
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