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With Nothing But Hope, These parents Traveled Hundreds Of Kilometers To Save Their 8-year-old From Cancer

Ameer Ahmed has traveled 100s of kilometers from his village with the hope that he can save his 8-year-old daughter Sultana from blood cancer. About a month ago, Sultana had been admitted to a hospital in her home town after she was down with severe fever. The doctors there took tests and suspecting it to be a serious condition, they asked the parents to take Sultana to a bigger hospital. On coming to the city hospital, the family’s worst fear came true… Sultana has blood cancer.

 “Hope is the only thing that is keeping my family going in this difficult situation. Sultana is the third of my four kids. She also is the naughtiest. We never imagined that we will see such a day where she is lying in the hospital weak and fighting for her life.” – Ameer Ahmed, Father

They don't have money to even buy food.

Ameer is a contract labor in a shipyard and is the sole breadwinner of the family. Ameer’s total income is about Rs 6000 a month which is not enough to even take care of his family’s expenses. In spite of all the struggles, Ameer managed to collect funds for his daughter by borrowing from everyone he knew. All the funds collected are now exhausted and they are now stranded in the hospital without money to continue Sultana’s treatment.

“We have no money to even feed our daughter properly. The hospital staff is kind enough to help us stay in the hospital. Otherwise, we would have been on the roads. Sultana is too young to understand what has happened to her and why we bought her here away from her siblings and friends. It’s very painful to know that her childhood is being lost and the next few years have to be spent in and out of the hospital.” – Sultana’s Mother.

He cannot afford 14 Lakhs even if he saves every rupee he earns for the next 5 years

Sultana has been diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia and she needs chemotherapy for two years to recover. The cost of the treatment is estimated to be 14 Lakhs. Sultana’s father breaks down crying every time he mentions the amount of money required as he knows that he cannot afford that much money even if he saves every rupee he earns for the next 5 years.

You are now the only hope for Ameer and his family to save their little girl Sultana. Sultana has a good chance of recovery and your contributions can alone do that.

Patient Kumari Sultana is 8 years old, living in Bangalore, Karnataka
Being treated by Dr.Sunil in Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, Karnataka

Receiving Chemotherapy treatment for Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all)

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