“She’s too smart for her own good. We hadn’t wanted to tell her about... about her cancer, but she figured it out. My princess knows she’s dying, and it breaks my heart to see her try and make peace with it!
She draws pictures of herself, and asks us to show them to the next baby we have. She wants them to know their elder sister after she’s gone!”— Pankaj, father, overwhelmed by tears
“By the time we got her an appointment with a local doctor, it was on her leg too! He prescribed some medicines we could try, but also told us this didn’t seem to be a simple matter. He said we should rush her to a big hospital as soon as we can!”
Without an urgent bone marrow transplant, she won't make it
"We took no chances and brought her to a big hospital the same day, where she was admitted immediately. After various tests and scans, the doctor came up to us and revealed that our angel has high-risk blood cancer! His words settled like a mountain on our chests, but before we could even properly process this knowledge, we had to hurry and make arrangements for her chemotherapy to get started. After a few weeks, the results are promising, but the doctors have said that if she doesn’t get an urgent bone marrow transplant alongside her chemotherapy... she will not make it."
A true all-rounder: she has won awards for both her art and for science
“Sometimes she asks me if she’ll even get to grow up, if she’ll get to fulfill all her dreams. How does a parent answer such questions when they come from the mouth of a 11-year-old...”
'Our daughter doesn’t deserve to die at the age of 11, please save her'
“All our money is gone. We’ve been trying to sell our house, but the market is such that nobody is buying! Meanwhile, Dhwani is getting weaker by the day. There’s no way I can arrange such a huge sum for her treatment before her time runs out. You are our only hope now. Please, please save her life. She’s too kind, too pure, and too intelligent; she doesn’t deserve to die at the age of 11!”