A childhood marked by chronic fever and vomittingA few months back, the normally chirpy and active Pranav started being weak and easily irritated. He complained of vomiting and had a fever on and off for few weeks.
"He became extremely weak and tired from fever. We took him to the doctor, thinking that it was just fever. But when there was no sign of improvement, our doctor said it was best to go to a bigger hospital. I never imagined they would say he has Cancer," said Pranav's mother, Pramila.
The next six months are going to be very difficult for the familyPranav suffers from a blood cancer called B-ALL ( Acute lymphoblastic leukemia). Almost 80% of children with this type of leukemia can go back to being cancer free. Without timely treatment, however, chances of survival become minimal. Pranav has started his chemotherapy sessions and is showing significant improvement.
To get better, Pranav will have to continue with treatment for next three years. However, the first six months are when the treatment is most expensive - when the intensity of treatment is maximum. In this time, he will need frequent hospital visits and hospital admissions for chemotherapy as well as multiple procedures including bone marrow testing and lumbar puncture.
How Can You Help?The estimated cost of entire treatment is Rs 8 lakhs and the family is finding it difficult to arrange for the impending expenses. Pranav’s father, Sachin Mhatre is the only earning member in the family of four and is unable to raise the entire amount needed for this intensive phase in such short time span of 6 months.
Pranav has an elder sister who is currently 10-years-old and is in school. His mother, Pramila is a housewife and is doing everything in her power to ensure Pranav's timely treatment. Struggling to manage even the household expenses, the family is looking for help to save their baby boy.
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