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Forced To Drop Out Of School To Fight Blood Cancer, This 9-Year-Old Might Not Live Without Timely Treatment

Akshata’s blood cancer was diagnosed 3 months ago. She’s only 9-years-old and has bravely fought the disease till now. Her mother, Mallaya, is with her in the hospital as she undergoes chemotherapy. Her father Malappa has gone back home to arrange for more funds. These parents have gone beyond their reach to save their daughter, but they’re worried that they might be forced to stop her treatment. All Akshata longs for is to go back to school again, but cancer stands in the way of a healthy future.

Despite being in severe pain, Akshata wants to go to school

Akshata is a class 4 student who woke up every day eager to go to school, learn new things and meet her friends. She worked hard on her studies and was well liked by everyone at school. Her once normal childhood changed overnight because of cancer.

“Four months ago, my daughter slowly stopped eating. She became very weak. Even though she was sick, she insisted on going to school every day. We took her to the doctor thinking that she would be fine with medicines, but we were wrong. We never expected her to be diagnosed with such a severe disease. We are still recovering from the shock.”

Mallaya brought Akshata all the way from Yadgir, Karnataka, to Bangalore for treatment. Even though her parents know the journey ahead will be filled with financial hurdles, they are desperate to save their precious daughter.

Cancer is keeping Akshata from her family

Akshata, her parents and her siblings were a happy family. Despite financial constraints, they got by with Mallaya and Malappa's earning. Akshata’s blood cancer has left the family struggling. Not only is the family unable to stay together during this ordeal, but they also have no means to pay for treatment. Akshata is in Bangalore for her chemotherapy treatment, while her father stays in their hometown to work and take care of her siblings.

Her brothers and sisters call every day asking how she is. She’s also waiting to go back home and be with them again. Her father can’t be with her because at least one of us must work, otherwise, we might not be able to even feed our children. We don’t have the money to pay for her treatment anymore, it makes us very sad that our financial condition is the only thing stopping her from her recovery,” Mallaya says.

Mallaya and Mallapa work in the fields in their hometown for a living. Mallaya hasn’t gone to work for 4 months now, and Mallapa’s earnings of Rs 200 a day isn’t enough to cover Akshata’s hospital bills. Akshata needs Rs 3 lakhs to continue with chemotherapy, but the amount is more than they can afford.

Akshata hasn’t let blood cancer bring her down. She has braved through the pain so far with the hope that she will get to go back home to her family soon. Akshata is determined to get better and live the childhood that was forcefully taken away from her because of cancer.

How You Can Help

Akshata needs to continue chemotherapy to beat blood cancer. Her parents have already borrowed 1 lakh for her treatment, and are struggling to arrange for more funds. Akshata has her whole life ahead of her, but without chemotherapy, she might not have a future.

Your support will ensure that Akshata gets the treatment she needs and goes back home to her family.

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The specifics of this case have been verified by the medical team at the concerned hospital. For any clarification on the treatment or associated costs, contact the campaign organizer or the medical team.

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