Why did it have to happen to my son?Chinmay had high fever for almost a week - Amol and his wife, Ashwini were worried. Medicines weren’t helping - he has almost stopped eating. Multiple tests, different diagnoses - but no one could figure out what was wrong with Chinmay. To worsen the situation, the little boy started having severe pain in his legs.
“It was so bad that he would scream out loudly,especially at night. Nurses came rushing in to give him the painkillers but the effect only lasted for a few hours. He would hold on to his legs and cry his lungs out. Finally, a test result revealed that my son has cancer. Ashwini burst out crying - ‘why did it have to happen to my son’, she asked. I wish I could give her an answer,” - Amol, father.
Chinmay believes that visiting a temple will cure his diseaseEvery year, Chinmay, Amol and Ashwini went to Pandharpur, a famous pilgrimage town in Maharashtra. The family believed that the Almighty will take care of all their troubles. Now when the 7-year-old is fighting neuroblastoma - a type of cancer that forms in certain types of nerve tissues - he thinks a visit to the temple will cure him.
An old photo of Chinmay on his way to the temple in Pandharpur
“The medicines and injections will take time Baba, take me to the temple - I will be fine soon,” - Chinmay.
His faith brings tears to Amol’s eyes, he feels all the more helpless. He kisses his son on his shaven head and promises him that he will be fine soon.
He needs a bone marrow transplant at the earliest but his father is struggling to afford thatAmol doesn’t have a fixed income - he does odd jobs in Amaravati, Maharashtra and makes about Rs 6000-7000 every month. There is no way he can afford to continue Chinmay’s treatment. He needs chemotherapy, surgery and also a bone marrow transplant. Till now he has spent over 3 lakhs after selling his wife’s jewellery and borrowing from friends. He needs more than 15 lakhs now.
“My only child is battling death and I don’t have anything with which I can save his life. I don’t want to see him die in front of eyes, I will never be able to forgive myself. Please help me.”
Amol and Ashwini have no one to help them. Their only child is in the clutches of deadly cancer and only a timely transplant can save him. But without your help, they can never bring their boy home.
The specifics of this case have been verified by the medical team at the concerned hospital. For any clarification on the treatment or associated costs, contact the campaign organizer or the medical team.