She was ready to chase her dreams but cancer ruined everything
“Her cousin joined the school for PUC. They are very close, so she also told us that she wanted to go. My 3 younger daughters are not interested in academics. Ankita is good at studies so we are happy to send her wherever she wants to go.”
“We missed our bus, so we stayed back in town. We met her the next day by when her fever had gotten worse. At the hospital the doctor checked her blood report. Her ESR count was high. He said it needed to be much less. She was admitted for 2 days, after which she went back to school, and we came home."
We Thought It Was Just A Fever Until They Told Us My Daughter Had Cancer
“If I hadn’t taken her to boarding school maybe she wouldn’t have gotten cancer. Yes I know it doesn’t work that way, but I’m frustrated that there is nothing I could have done to protect my little girl! We cannot afford it on our Rs. 50,000/year income from farming. She wanted to study, be something in life and make our lives better. Now she is suffering not just from cancer but also the effects of chemotherapy.”
Ankita is responding well to chemotherapy, but it is getting very difficult to afford her treatmentHer father is trying very hard to manage expenses, he has taken loans from everyone known to him, what ever little savings he had is also over, they have even sold her mother's gold ornaments and an old bike which Basavaraj had bought long back.
No father will be able to tell his daughter that a disease is killing her
“She is smart. She knows what oncologists treat. But I tell her, that they are specialists who also treat her infection. She is a brave girl, but I’m afraid that, the truth would do more harm.”
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