“I’m sorry, but... your son's cancer has relapsed. It’s much worse than last time.”
'It broke our hearts to see our son wither away in front of us'
“Things moved quickly after that. We had to start him on chemotherapy immediately. It went on for months. He was in so much pain all the time, and he kept getting thinner and thinner. He also kept getting a lot of infections, which meant he had a fever nearly constantly. It broke our hearts to see our son wither away in front of us, when he looked up at us to ask when he’d be "a normal boy again"... We only had the hope that it was just getting worse before it got better.” — Santosh, father
Chemotherapy wasn't enough, he needs a bone marrow transplantAcute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. The word "acute" comes from the fact that the disease progresses rapidly. Without proper treatment, those affected by ALL are at great risk for severe bleeding from the nose and mouth, severe bone/body pain, frequent infections, and fever. ALL is the most common type of cancer in children, and treatments result in a good chance for a cure. In little Puurav’s case, however, it was too advanced for simple chemotherapy to fix. He needs a bone marrow transplant from his younger brother, to get cured completely.
'I can't do this on my own, I can't save my son's life by myself'
"I work in a private company in Bangalore as a software engineer , and my modest salary is enough for me to take care of my wife and 2 children, to give them a decent middle-class life. When my son was first diagnosed, I was able to cover some of the expenses with insurance, and the rest with my savings and small loans from friends. But this time... he needs treatment that costs 32 lakhs! I’ve been trying my best to arrange money, asking everyone I know for more loans. But I’m starting to realize I can’t do this on my own. I can’t save my son’s life by myself. Please, please help us."
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