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My Wife Does Not Fear Death From Cancer, But Our Children Growing Up Motherless

 Just months after our second baby was born, my wife Latha and I were busy planning the future. She was going to start working - my job alone was not enough. We were making plans for our children. Probably God laughed at us because His plans were different. Within few days, my wife suddenly fell sick and became very weak, her spleen was enlarged, and she could hardly talk.

Every time our 2-year-old son Hariamsh visits her, he refuses to leave

Just after our second child's birth - they told us she had cancer

While I desperately tried to convince myself that this could be an infection, I knew something was not right. Yet, I was completely unprepared. I remember that whole, long day, waiting for the test reports that would leave both of us shell-shocked. When doctors told me that my wife had cancer, I felt completely numb. I still feel the same after two and a half years.



Every day is a battle for us, and the last 15 days, Latha has been in the hospital. It has been two long years since we started living in this painful world. I want to fight for her but I really don't know what I can do to help her except to be at her side all the time. No matter what I do, I have come to feel that I have failed in some way. When Latha breaks into tears thinking of our children, when she cries out in pain, I feel I have failed in protecting my family.


Our family outing on one of Latha's better days

Latha wants to get better for her children

My son was only 3-months old when she was diagnosed. The first thing she said was that she our baby may never know her. Our children would grow up motherless. Our 10-year-old son Sunder would remember her, but would she fail to see our baby grow? In the last two years, spending time with him has been a bright spot in her life.


Latha's brother (in the photograph) is a 100% donor match - all we need is funds for the surgery

Hariamsh is at a relative's house now. I have told him that Mummy has a stomach pain and she will be back home soon. Every time I take him to the hospital, he clings to her and refuses to leave. He begs that we let him stay in the hospital too. 

I thought my older son Sundar was coping, but his friends' parents tell me that he is very upset and scared of losing his mother. That broke my heart. What is even more painful is that even now, I am unable to talk to him and comfort him. I will not be able to go on if I start talking. All I can tell the kids is that their mother is sick. Don't disturb her. 



As our life became complicated, our focus became simple - to survive. Nothing else mattered. I'm doing all that is possible to help her fight this painful battle. I take her to the hospital 3-4 times a month for blood transfusions. I follow the instructions given by the doctor religiously. I have not moved from her side in these two years.



Two weeks ago, she became very weak and started bleeding from her nose. I rushed her to hospital. Doctors says the only cure is a bone-marrow transplant and that she needs it at the earliest. The doctor did not even give us a time limit - he would only say immediately. Fortunately, her brother is a matching donor.



I was begging the doctors to save my wife at any cost. Now there is hope of saving her. It is my turn to help her but I'm helpless. I have no strength to even look at her and my children. Their eyes are filled with pain. My children need her, I can't imagine losing her. It is the love for the children that made her cope with this pain for two years. She deserves a life and my children surely don't deserve to have their mother taken away from them.

How can you help

I worked as a car salesman and I have absolutely no income now because most of my time is spent in the hospital with Latha. I have left no stone unturned in arranging money for her treatment. I need help to save her life. Doctors say that she has a good chance of recovery. The treatment costs Rs 20 lakhs which is beyond my means. I need your support to save her life.

Your contribution can give her a chance to live.

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