“He is just a baby, and their only child. My brother is worried sick for Dinesh’s health. It is heartbreaking to see such a healthy, happy baby suddenly change within a month. None of us are able to understand how God can do such a thing to such a tiny baby.” – Kaluram (Paternal uncle)
4-month-old Dinesh Kumar was a dream come true for his parents. He was an extremely active infant until they noticed that he had stopped kicking around. Dinesh was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma that temporarily paralyzed him. Although he was operated to remove the mass, he needs chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant as a curative treatment.
Sathya Narayana and Leela Devi were overjoyed when their little son was born. They named hm Dinesh, and he seemed the happiest baby in the world. Everyone came home to see the new member of the family, and Dinesh, friendly as he is, gurgled at them as he kicked and played.
“He was around 1 month old when we realized that his activity has gone down. His legs were not moving much, then it completely stopped. If we touched him or even patted him, there was no response. We all got extremely anxious, so we rushed him to the doctor. They ran some tests and told us that he had a neuroblastoma.”
Dinesh had a mass of nerve cells sitting on his spine causing the paralysis and loss of sensation. The doctor suggested operating on him immediately and the surgery helped to restore mobility in his legs. Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that forms in certain types of nerve tissue. It most frequently starts from one of the adrenal glands, but can also develop in the neck, chest, abdomen, or spine. As it has developed across his body, Dinesh needs aggressive treatment to fight this cancer including chemotherapy and an autologous bone marrow transplant.
“He is just a small baby, and within just 3-4 months he has been going through so much pain. We just want to see him recover soon.”
Sathya Narayana is a laborer at a local store making Rs. 15000/month depending on the work. His brother, Kaluram, has been helping the family through this terrible time in managing Dinesh’s medical expenses. So far, they have spent over Rs. 6 Lakhs on the treatment, and further treatment is estimated to cost Rs. 18 Lakhs. They are now at a loss for resources to come up with this kind of money to save Dinesh, whose surgery will be scheduled immediately after the chemotherapy due to the critical nature of the situation.
Your support can help this family manage the expenses for the treatment that is keeping their baby boy alive.
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.