Santhosh was the first person to read his cancer report. He was scared that he will die soon but he was more concerned that his parents could not handle it.“My family members are trying very hard to save me, they are in heavy debt because of me. I want to fight Cancer and live to fulfill my parent's dream.”
Still in school, this boy had to find out he had cancer and brave upSanthosh used to stay in a hostel, 500 km away from his family. During vacations in June 2017 when he went home to visit his parents, he complained of having mild neck pain. They took him to a local hospital where he was prescribed some painkillers. The pain was persistent so he sought another doctor. His uncle brought him to Bangalore where Santhosh was diagnosed with cancer.
"I told my uncle not to tell anyone about Cancer. My Mother knows I am sick but has no idea that I am suffering from Cancer.”
Santhosh feels tired even if he walks a little but he has to travel 500 km for treatmentFor every chemotherapy treatment, Santhosh has to travel 500 km to the hospital from his native, and return home on the same day. His family cannot afford to rent a room in Bangalore, and this is causing them more pain.
"His platelet count has gone down drastically. He has become very weak but he puts up a strong face for the family. He is a brilliant student and very good in sports as well, once a champion basketball player in school. Now? He is not even able to walk!" - Srinivas (Maternal Uncle)
There is not a single rupee left to save his life
It killed my grandmother, I hope it doesn't kill me
“We have lost my Grand-mother to cancer and now it has attacked me. I hope I don’t die so soon. I don’t want to let my family down. I want to continue studies and make my parents happy but I hope Cancer doesn’t kill me like it killed my Grand-mother.”