Afraid to tell Siddhi the truth about her cancer5 weeks ago, 11-year-old Siddhi had a high fever and no medicine seemed to give her relief. She became too weak to perform her daily activities. When she was taken to a doctor, the parents were told something they never expected. They had only heard of what cancer can do to a person, but watching it all happen to their child was devastating. The thought that they might lose her forever is killing them.
Siddhi still doesn’t know why she has to stay isolated or take painful injections or why she can’t go to school which she loves. She keeps asking her parents, but they're afraid to tell her the truth.
She always had big dreams for her future
“She has always been bright and active. She was a topper in school and loved learning. Every day her dreams for the future would change. Some days she'd say she wants to become a District Collector and some days a pilot. We'd smile at her innocence and excitement, but confident in our belief that she would achieve all her dreams. I am afraid that the truth might shatter her dreams. So, we promise her she will be fine soon. We just want to keep that promise and take her home.” - Ujwala, mother
She is responding to treatment but the parents struggle to continue
“The doctors have told us Siddhi is responding to the treatment, she is getting better. This is the only good news amidst everything that is happening to us. With continued treatment, my daughter can go home all cured. But I have merely seen a few thousand rupees in my lifetime, 10 lakhs is beyond my wildest dreams! For a poor labourer like me, such a big amount is impossible. Where will I get it from? Time is running out and I don’t know what to do. -Mohan
This 11-year-old is fighting bravely and we need to give her hope to get better. Her father is running from pillar to post to save her, but nothing is enough. With your help, Siddhi can overcome this disease. Click here to donate.