Last month, a series of blood tests confirmed that something was terribly wrong. Owing to the blood disorder, she had to be immediately admitted to the local hospital. When the doctor shared the news with Sridhar, Akshaya’s father over phone, he didn’t know how to react. He could barely explain it to his manager and rushed to the hospital. Seeing Akshaya in turmoil, his father felt helpless. But, he knew he would go to any length to save her.
She was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia – a cancer of blood in which the bone marrow makes immature white blood cells in excess.
Figuring Out Finances for Her Treatment
Since last month, their daughter has been admitted to the hospital and the family has already spent Rs 60,000 till date. “My wife sold her jewelry to pay the medical bills,” Sridhar said.
Akshaya has an elder brother, Dinesh, who studies in Class 10. The family has been receiving funds for their children’s education from Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. “Our landowner is also helping us with their education,” Sridhar said.
As per Akshaya’s doctor, Dr. Julius Xavier Scott , she needs to undergo chemotherapy right away. The estimated cost of the treatment and the supportive care would be Rs 500,000.
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