Blood disease turned into cancer
“She was just a few months old when she was diagnosed with thalassemia major. My little girl has been fighting ever since, getting regular transfusions and constantly visiting hospitals for check-ups. When she was 6, one of the doctors suggested a new medication which eliminated the need for transfusions and she lived a really happy life for the next four years but 5 months back, not only did the vicious cycle of transfusions begin, but my little girl was diagnosed with cancer! - Shalendra, father
Ashita’s health deteriorated rapidly. She started experiencing seizures and soon she was admitted in the hospital under emergency. After multiple blood transfusions and tests, she was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic leukemia, blood cancer.
She needs a bone marrow transplant to surviveAshita is currently undergoing chemotherapy to stop the cancer cells from growing. However, it won’t be enough. She needs bone marrow transplant at the earliest to survive.
“The doctors told us that she might need a bone marrow transplant eventually, but no one warned us that her condition could turn into a cancer if the treatment is delayed. If I had the faintest idea that something like this might happen, I would have done everything possible to stop it from happening. Now, I am helpless, unable to save my child” -Shalendra
Guard by profession, father is failing to continue the treatmentShalendra works as a security guard and earns about INR 10,000, an amount that is now not even enough to bear one day’s hospital expenses. These poor parents have begged and borrowed, from everyone and anyone, to get Ashita treated for so far but now, they have nothing left to continue.
“My income is nowhere near enough to treat my child. I was able to manage my daughter's treatment only because of my family who supported me so far but they are failing to help any further too. I took loans that I don't even know if I can repay. I am unable to continue the treatment and...and it is not a blood disorder anymore, it's cancer!" - Shalendra
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