“I get worried very easily when it comes to my children. A simple wound on his knee or even a fever makes me very anxious. This boy used to be so active and naughty, that watching him ill for all these months is killing me. When he is unable to go out and play, it makes me more restless than him,” says Dastagiri, whose 9-year-old son has been diagnosed with Cancer for almost 10 months now.
Dastagiri’s weekly wages became too less for his family, overnight.
What looked like a simple food poisoning changed their life forever.
“I clearly remember the day he started vomiting every time he ate. It looked like he had eaten something outside, and I had blamed the street vendors he loved to eat from. Now, I wish it had only been a food poisoning. Life would have been very different today,”
Prathap was diagnosed with Cancer.
Dastagiri cannot even be with his ailing son.
“No father should have to go through this pain. Rs. 350 a week does not suffice even for just the medical expenses. Feeding my family is also a challenge. Sometimes I feel my existence is of no good!”
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