Narayana is a 40-year-old with blood cancer. Due to lack of funds, his cancer was diagnosed very late and he now urgently needs treatment for his cancer. He needs to undergo chemotherapy followed by a bone-marrow transplant. He needs funds to fight cancer.
Narayana has borne responsibilities from a young age
Every family has that one person they go to in times of trouble. In his family, that person is Narayana. Quiet and compassionate, people seek him out when they need help or advise. The eldest of 6 children, he is used to people looking to him to handle things especially after his father passed away.
Narayana works in Hubli as an accountant for a small firm. His wife Krupa, their two small children and his mother stay in his hometown in a small village in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. Now, he is taking cancer treatment in Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Hospital. His cancer is quite advanced and it gives him sleepless nights of worry about his family.
“He is very worried about what might happen to us if he doesn’t make it. We all depend on him for everything. When we heard he had cancer none of us knew what to do. After thinking it through, he decided to admit himself at the hospital,” says Krupa.
In the end, what helped Narayana decide was that his family still depended on him. He knows that he needs to get better and survive cancer for them. Despite his monthly income of just Rs 10,000 per month, he made the brave choice to come to Hyderabad and get treated. He borrowed some money for early treatment and has spent Rs 2 lakhs so far.
Narayana with his mother at the hospital
Narayana has to live for his two small childrenNarayana has two children – 5-year-old son Suhas and 8-month-old daughter Selvi. They haven’t seen him in 20 days and Suhas is starting to ask questions. “We have told him his father is in Hyderabad, so he asks the neighbour to take him there on his bike. I haven’t told him his father is sick, but he sees me and his grandmother and knows that something is wrong,” Krupa explains.
Narayana’s mother Mariamma is in the hospital with him and his wife has stayed back in Kurnool because the children need her. “He is her support – and it is killing her to see her son fighting a battle for his life. We are all praying he gets better and comes back to us,” Krupa says.
Narayana is starting to lose hope of making it out of this situation. Help him fight back cancer.
Narayana, a usually stoic person is starting to feel despair. He sees no way out and is wondering if his health is important enough to deplete the family’s already meager savings. Let us support him in his battle for life and show him that there is a way in the bleakest of times. Contribute now and save both Narayana and his family.