“I am just 13 and not too long ago, I started getting my period. In most places talking about it is a taboo but if it was not for my period, I may not have been diagnosed early enough to get treated. In May when I got my period, unlike the previous month it stayed for more days and was much more intense. When I told my mother about it, she did not let it go as a ‘it happens’ or ‘I am sure it is nothing’. She took me to a doctor the next day. That’s when we were told that my platelets and hemoglobin levels were not even close to normal. Since that day everything in my life has changed.” - Vaishnavi
She would look like she has seen a ghost and then she would just faintThe next month was the most dreadful month of their lives. Vaishnavi was continuously in pain. Often, her eyes would have no blood in it. She would look ghastly like she is seeing a ghost and then she would just faint.
They jumped from hospital to hospital and city to city seeking better but affordable treatment. Days of tests, medicines and being admitted in the ICU finally concluded that she was suffering from Aplastic Anemia.
She's always asking questions to the doctors like an intern instead of a patient
“She always wanted to become a doctor to help people and now her passion for that has only increased. She knows that once she gets better, this is what she will do, become a hematologist. She talks to all the doctors and keeps asking questions. I cry silently thinking of my girl who loved running and playing kabbadi, saved every penny she could just to eat food at every corner of our district and rant about the new book she is reading. Now she has no energy to walk by herself.” - Nutan, Mother of Vaishnavi
A single injection costs Rs 1 Lakh, how will we ever afford the transplant?Shantaram, Vaishnavi’s father works as a computer teacher in the Aman Nagar district of Maharashtra. He earns an average of Rs 9000 per month for a family of five.
They have found a donor for Vaishnavi in her younger brother, Nanesh (7), however, that would not matter unless they find the funds to aid the transplant. They have already spent 4-5 Lacs through savings, borrowing from family and by taking up loans.
They have used up all their options, now you are their only hope to save their daughter.
The specifics of this case have been verified by the medical team at the concerned hospital. For any clarification on the treatment or associated costs, contact the campaign organiser or the medical team.
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