The Pain Of Cancer Is So Severe That This 1-Year-Old Cries Herself To Sleep | Milaap

The Pain Of Cancer Is So Severe That This 1-Year-Old Cries Herself To Sleep

All parents hate seeing their children fall sick and worry about them, but no one actually thinks that their child would be suffering from a dangerous disease like cancer. When little Gouri had a slight fever, cough and cold a month back, and normal medicine wasn't working, Sandeep and Sanjana didn’t waste any time taking her to the doctor. They could not believe the diagnosis.

“We thought the syrups and the medicines would work. We thought she would be fine in a few days. But she only got worse. Then when we finally got the test results, it showed Gouri has cancer. Cancer…” - Sandeep, father, still can’t grasp the fact that his 1-year-old daughter is battling such a lethal disease.

She cries and cries, until she gets tired and falls asleep

It’s been a month since Gouri has been undergoing treatment for blood cancer. Away from her home and familiar environment, Gouri has not had a peaceful night’s sleep. She is in pain and wakes up every 10-15 mins. Sanjana stays up the whole night to take care of her baby girl.

“She is so scared of the injections. She hates it here in the hospital. She keeps asking me when I can take her home. Only if I knew the answer to that. The doctors have told us that she needs another 6 months of treatment. But will we be able to afford that?” - Sanjana, mother.  

I am a sweeper, my earnings - they can never be enough to treat my daughter

Sandeep works as a sweeper in a small factory. He gets a meager amount of Rs 6000 per month. The sole earning member of his family, Sandeep takes care of everyone - from his ailing parents’ medicine, to his elder daughter’s school fees. Sandeep has hardly had any savings.

“I had some Rs 10,000 - I used it all up. I borrowed from my friends but there wasn’t really much they could spare. I would need around 5 lakhs to save my Gouri. You’re the only one who can help me now, “ - Sandeep.

Living on one meal a day and saving every rupee, these desperate parents are trying their best to save their baby girl from the clutches of cancer. 
Patient Miss Gouri Wayse is 2 years old, living in Mumbai, Maharashtra
Being treated in CTC, PHO and BMT Centre for MCGM, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Receiving Chemotherapy treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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