They Sold Their Roof To Save Their Son From Cancer | Milaap

They Sold Their Roof To Save Their Son From Cancer

It was almost six years back when one night Chaitanya suddenly started shivering, he had a high fever which refused to go away and soon the child was left paralyzed.

“We didn’t know what was happening to our child. He fell sick and then his left leg stopped moving. Local doctors said that he must have fallen and they put a cast on his leg which made no sense…we are not that educated so we went with what the doctors said. Later, after months, it turned out to be cancer.” -Shantamma, mother


After a fight of 6 years, cancer relapsed again

Chaitanya was just 2-years-old when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of blood cancer. For five years the little boy kept fighting against it despite the innumerous complications and was finally declared cancer-free.

“He didn’t have to visits hospitals anymore. He was living a normal life like other children of his age. He even started going to school and his happiness was beyond compare. But two weeks ago he had the same symptoms and our fears came true.” - Shantamma

He was just learning what it is to live without his sickness

Chaitanya was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and was immediately admitted in the ICU. He was unconscious for 2 days and was diagnosed with multiple cancerous tumours around his stomach.

“Doctors say that it is worst than before. This time chemo or medicines alone cannot save him, he needs a transplant to survive. He spent his entire childhood like this, surrounded by machines and swallowing multiple pills. He was just learning what it is to live without his sickness… this is our last hope. This transplant can save him from this misery once and for all!” -Anjineyalu, father

They sold the only house they had, they are left with nothing

Shanthamma and Anjineyalu both work as daily wage labourers. It was not possible for them to keep up with the expenses with their income alone, so to save their child, they sold their only house. They live in an abandoned house that hardly has a roof on it.

We have nothing left to continue. Whatever we had we spent it the first time itself. We are neck-deep in debts and...and I don’t know what to do now. I have nowhere to go. Please save my son! I beg you.”- Anjineyalu


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Patient Naga Chaitanya is 9 years old, living in Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Being treated in St John's Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Receiving Chemotherapy treatment for B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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