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They Blame Themselves For Their Daughter’s Severe Blood Disease

“It is all our fault that Khushi is suffering like this.”
Khushi was 6 months old when she was diagnosed with thalassemia major, a dangerous and genetic disorder of the blood that can lead to death.
"The doctor told us... that we were carriers. We were the ones who gave her this disease..."

A happy child with a bright future

Khushi was 8 months old when she had her first transfusion. Ever since then, she has been having them every two weeks.

“It never stopped her from doing the things she loved, though. Dancing, drawing in her art book, and talking... She is so talkative! She doesn’t eat her meals unless and until she tells us everything that happened in school that day.” – Vidya

“We know it is time when she suddenly becomes weak. The blood transfusions don’t even last for 15 days.”

How many years more will she suffer like this?

“She is growing and the questions she asks me... I have no answers to them. What do I tell her when she asks me why she is not like her sister or her friends? When she asks me why she has to keep going to the hospital? When she asks me what would happen to her if... if she doesn’t get her transfusions?” - Vidya

They struggle to afford even the monthly treatment cost

Govinda runs a small chicken shop in his town. Every day, he sits for a few hours extra in the evening, hoping to earn just a few rupees extra. But no matter how much he tries, he won’t be able to afford the treatment that can put Khushi out of this misery once and for all.

“We got a call from the hospital saying that they found a matched donor and we thanked god so much for it. A bone marrow transplant can save Khushi but I... I can’t afford the 20 lakh rupees!” - Govinda


You are their only hope. With your help, Khushi can live a normal life like other kids, like her sister.
KM
Patient Khushi Mithaikar is 6 years old, living in Bengaluru, Karnataka
AC
Being treated in Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Receiving Bone Marrow Transplant treatment for Thalassemia major

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