“Ritam’s haemoglobin level is 3.8. After one exhausting day at work we feel so tired. I cannot imagine how my son is feeling right now. Seeing him like this is killing me.”
They are a family of priests
It should have been just a fever
When Ritam’s fever did not subside and his blister got worse, the family took him to another doctor who suspected it was more than just a viral fever. He suggested they take him to a bigger hospital. On 25th May, the family rushed their son to Kolkata.“Around May 12th, he had a high fever. We took him to the doctor because it came with a blister near his eye. We thought it was because of heat. The doctor suggested a blood test and saw that his haemoglobin was extremely low. He gave medicines and asked us to return after a few days.”
It just cannot be cancer!
“Blood tests and biopsy showed he had cancer. My son is 3! How can he have cancer? We could not believe it!”
From Jharkand to Kolkata to Bangalore to save Ritam
“Hospitals there said they were not equipped to deal with this. We came to Manipal. Here Ritam was immediately started on chemotherapy. The disease is very aggressive. We could see how he changed in two weeks. He needed an aggressive treatment.”
Help Ritam beat cancer
“He does not know what is happening to him. He is so scared and keeps crying throughout the day as they keep pricking him with needles. I cannot bear to see him this way. Tell me how to comfort my 3-year-old?”
Ritam’s father has been praying every day hoping a miracle would save his son. He is unable to afford this cost. With the family in Bangalore, they do not have the means to earn whatever little they had. They need all the help they can get to save this little boy.