“We thought that our daughter must have fallen down somewhere. Arfana is very lively. She is always playing with someone. We thought the neighborhood kids must have been fighting and she might have fallen down. But when her limping continued for days, we became really worried. Even then, my first thought was, so what if Arfana limps throughout her life?
“I broke down in tears as soon as the doctor told me that Arfana has blood cancer. My wife was also with me. I remember her trying to console me in her shaking voice. But I couldn’t stop. I couldn’t stop knowing how much pain my little baby must be in. Me and my wife were so scared for our baby”, recounted Arfana’s father.
Arfana's father is the sole breadwinner of the family and has to support his wife, two kids and both the parent. Arfana's elder brother is five-year-old and is in school. He is currently in Villupurum.“My daughter is the apple of my eyes. She is my entire life. The day she was born, I knew I had to do everything in my power to protect her. I am a farmer and I don’t have much money, but I still made sure my daughter had everything she wanted. I would sometimes bypass the demands of my son for my little princess. It breaks this father’s heart to know that he can’t take away his tiny baby’s pain only because he is poor.”
“He misses us. He misses Arfana a lot more. He used to tease and fight with Arfana all the time. Now, since she is not home, he cries over phone asking about when are coming we back. He is only a child. He can’t understand what’s going on”, said Sadik.
"I just want to save my daughter. I would give everything up in a heartbeat if it can save her life. But I don’t have anything to give up anymore. So far, we have spent close to Rs 2 lakhs on her treatment. The doctors tell me that we need to arrange more 8-10 lakhs. I am just a poor farmer. I have already exhausted whatever little funds I have had. I don’t know how will I manage to keep my baby alive without the funds."
Your contribution can help 3-year-old Arfana live. You can help a father save his daughter and give her a healthy future."She cries and cries every time she is given medicine through needle. We are not allowed inside the ICU. I wish I could stay with her and hold her hands while she is going through so much pain. I wish I could at least be a good father to her once. I am already failing her by struggling to arrange the funds required for her survival."
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