I wish I could, at the least, help him stop crying. But... I’m unable to do even that."
“At that point we still didn’t know what was happening, why he was suffering like that. We only got that answer once we brought him to Bangalore.”
‘Cancer. My 11-year-old boy has blood cancer.’
“The diagnosis had hit us like a ton of bricks. We simply didn’t want to accept it when they told us that our son may only have months, or even just weeks, left. But we had no choice; any delay in treatment would make that window of time even smaller. So we started calling every single person we knew, we begged and begged for money, and finally started his chemotherapy. Now all he needs is to stay on it, and something called a stem-cell transplant as soon as possible. With this, his recovery will continue and we get our son back. Without it... Bharath may not leave this hospital alive!”
He needs an urgent stem-cell transplant to survive
'I can’t even afford food anymore; I can’t save my son’s life’
“Srilatha sleeps inside Bharath’s room, and I sleep on the floor outside... wherever I can find space. She and I only eat nowadays if someone pities us and gives us some food. I have nothing left... I’m just an auto driver. With the pandemic, we were already struggling, but over the past 3 months I’ve spent more than 4 lakhs, almost all borrowed! I’ve done everything I can, I’ve tried my best, but... my best is not enough. My son’s life is in your hands now. Please. Please save him.”