Madhura was always excited about going to school, unlike most kids. During vacations, she would ask her mother when school would reopen. This year, her wait did not end as she was admitted to a hospital, complaining of severe body aches.
She suffered for nearly four months before a test revealed the underlying cause - cancer.
Madhura can’t move her arms and legs anymoreThe nightmare started when Madhura complained of seemingly harmless leg pain. She was prescribed medicines, but the pain didn’t stop. Instead, she complained of arm pain the next day. The family had to consult several doctors for over 3.5 months before discovering she had cancer, and now the pain has gotten to a point where she can't even move.
“'Why is my body aching so much, mummy? When will we go home? What about my school?' She asks me these questions every day and I just control my tears. What should I tell her?” – Priyanka, sobbing
She's only 5 but she has already impacted so many livesMadhura was very active in school and was everyone's favorite. Once her teachers and friends came to know what she is going through, the outpouring of love has not stopped.
"Her teachers call all the time, asking how she is, when they can come visit her. I have to tell them not to come, because I can't risk her getting an infection. She has made such an impact on so many people, and she's only 5 years old! If something happens to her...” – Priyanka, mother.
I can’t afford the cost of my daughter’s treatmentDuryodhan, Madhura’s father, works as a labourer and earns a paltry sum of Rs. 6000 per month. With this amount, he feeds a family of six members. His meager income is insufficient to get his child treated.
“I’m under debt. I have already spent Rs. 2 lakhs on her treatment. I have arranged all the money I could and now I’m helpless. My daughter should not suffer because of me!” – Duryodhan, father
Madhura is close to a healthy childhood but the only obstacle is the cost of treatment. Your contribution can help her return to school.