"I thought I was done with this fight. I thought I was cured. Now, I have to do it all over again, and I cannot afford to save myself. At least, not financially."Mohammed fought hard against blood cancer in 2014. He was happy to have survived and continued to live a humble life with his family until the symptoms showed up again, and he heard the word relapse. He now needs a bone marrow transplant as it is the only option to save his life.
"I had a fever. Nobody really overthinks fever until it refuses to subside for weeks. When I went to the doctor he asked me to get a few tests done. The blood tests gave me a shock I won't forget. I had blood cancer. You call it leukemia? They said I don't have to worry. Medicines and chemotherapy could take care of it."Mohammed is a daily wage laborer. He works a contractor and gets Rs. 400/day just like his father. Their savings, a loan, and the sale of a land helped them fund for his treatment back in 2014. He thought the worst was over.
"I have a wife and two children (ages 3 and 5). I am not able to care for them now as this is affecting my health and stopped me from going to work. Only my father supports us now. My mother cares for my children, while my wife takes care of me. It is very difficult to get by, leave alone take care of medical bills."
Chemotherapy and medicines alone cannot cure Mohammed right now. Doctors have advised him to go for a bone marrow transplant as soon as possible for a greater chance of survival before cancer reaches a terminal stage.
"I have applied for the PM fund. We are waiting on the approval. Apart from that, we have no other option except to request for help from others. Rs. 10,00,000 is something that we can't even dream of paying on our own."
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