Pavan is a 6-year-old with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). Even with chemotherapy, his leukaemia has not come under control. The doctor has advised a bone-marrow transplant to save Pavan's life. His father, a lab technician is the family's sole breadwinner and he needs financial help saving his son's life. Fundraise for Pavan.
Their happy world was shattered by Pavan's illness
Every month, Chandrashekhar puts in hours of overtime at work so he can make about Rs 3,000 more. Each extra bit helps him purchase life-saving medicines for this son. It helps him cope with the fact that his son has cancer. Added to his monthly salary of Rs 10,000, it is also far from being enough.
Pavan with his parents Chandrashekhar and Shanti
Pavan is Chandrashekhar and Shanti's only child. He loved going to school and every day, he would come back with stories of what happened at school. Ever since his cousin Bhuvan started school, it is all Pavan also wanted to do. Pawan started school full of expectations that were more than met.
“Everyday, he came back full of questions, asking us what some or the other word meant. He has a very keen mind and he's always asking questions,” Chandrashekhar says. Thinking about Pavan and how happy he was to go to school overwhelms Chandrashekhar. The simple joys of life seem very far away now.
Pavan before he became sick
A grave illness that appeared overnight
Last November, Pavan came back from school with a fever. By next day, he had developed a swelling in his face and his parents took him to the doctor. The doctor ran tests and diagnosed Pavan with blood cancer. They explained to his parents that Pavan's body was producing cancerous blood cells that were affecting the production of normal blood cells.
Pavan needed immediate treatment, so his body could produce healthy blood cells again. Wanting the best treatment for his child, Chandrashekhar to Bangalore for treatment. Pavan started chemotherapy and despite the expense and daily travel – Shanti and Chandrashekhar were happy that Pavan got timely treatment.
Pavan at the hospital now
Unfortunately, the treatment was not effective and Pavan's cancerous cell-count kept increasing despite two cycles of chemotherapy. The doctors felt that a bone-marrow transplant was the only way to fully cure Pavan.
Pavan is taking high-risk chemotherapy to prepare for BMT
Pavan is in Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore to prepare for a bone-marrow transplant. At present, he is taking strong chemotherapy so he the transplant can be effective. His parents have been asked to arrange for Rs 30 lakhs. An amount that is impossible for Chandrashekhar – a lab assistant to arrange.
They have already spent Rs 6 lakhs on his treatment and have no means left to save their precious child. Contribute now and help these parents save their only child.