“The accident left us shaken. I was just grateful that nothing happened to Hima, but she’s getting sicker with each day. She needs a bone marrow transplant, but with my broken arm, I won’t be able to work for at least 3 more months. I can’t feed my family, let alone afford her treatment.” - Harish, father
She bleeds from her nose and mouth every 2 daysHima has aplastic anemia, a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough blood cells. The disease was diagnosed when she had a nose bleed while playing. Hima was just 2-years-old then. Ever since then she has been having blood transfusions.
“It started with getting blood every month. As she got sicker, she needed blood more frequently. Now it’s twice a week. Without this, she starts bleeding from her mouth and nose. She also becomes extremely weak and has red spots all over her body.”
They’ve already postponed the transplant once due to lack of fundsLast year the doctors told her parents that she needed a bone marrow transplant, but Harish couldn’t afford it. They have delayed it for so long because of their finances, but Hima can’t go on any longer without the transplant.
Harish is a daily wager who does odd jobs in their village. He earns Rs. 150-200 per day when there is work. His work involves a lot of physical labour, which Harish can’t do for the next few months.
“We’ve borrowed and spent 2 lakhs on her treatment so far. The doctors have been very helpful, they saw our condition and are now giving her the blood transfusions for free. I’m truly grateful to them, but the transfusion can’t keep her alive for long.”
Harish is now living on borrowed money. The 30 lakhs for his daughter’s life-saving transplant is beyond his means. He has no income now. Hima has never been to school because of her deteriorating health. Now, she’s running out of time. Her blood disease is making her weaker by the day, and needs the transplant at the earliest.
Little Hima can have a pain-free life with your help.
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.
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