“We can’t stay here anymore. We need to go to our village. We don’t have money to continue our baby’s treatment…” - Ashwini, mother.
These helpless parents are forced to stop their son’s treatment mid-way because they cannot afford it. Swaraj is currently undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. It is a type of blood cancer which can lead to death if not treated.
Just 5 days into this world and Swaraj was already fighting for his lifeFive days after his birth, Swaraj first showed signs of ill-health when his body turned pale and eyes yellow. He was treated and brought home fit. But just 4 months later, Swaraj’s stomach swelled abnormally and this time the local hospital couldn’t help.
“It all happened so quickly. We couldn’t think and understand. My wife and I just cried. We could not accept our son had cancer. God wants to take away our son just months after he was born?” - Krushnath, father.
I hope he doesn’t remember all this when he grows up...Swaraj has spent more than a month at the hospital at such a young age fighting a deadly disease. He cannot speak but the sadness reflects on his face.
“I pray for him every moment of the day. I pray for him to get better and forget all this pain. This disease has changed Swaraj so much. He hardly eats anything. And he doesn’t let me leave his side even for a few minutes,” - Ashwini.
It’s been days since the couple has eaten a proper mealKrushnath has spent all he could on his son’s treatment until now. He works as a daily wager. His income entirely depends on the availability of work. He gets Rs 200 a day and somehow manages to feed his family.
“I’ve not been able to work for two months now. I have been with my son at the hospital. Now all my savings are spent. I have no source left. But I have to save my son. I need your help.”
The couple has been skipping meals to save money yet it is not enough. The family needs your contribution to save baby.