“She was completely fine that day. She played, went to tuition, came home, had dinner and slept. The next day, she did not get up.”7 years old, Varshine is a topper in her school. She is the ideal daughter, who loves school, family, friends, and life, with the ability to delight everyone with just a smile. A few weeks ago, Varshine went to sleep and the next morning, she found herself paralyzed. Varshine’s been diagnosed with a rare nerve disorder, and she is fighting to beat it before it takes her life.
She was frozen on her bed unable to cry for helpDuraivel and Vasanti live in Ayampettai near Kanchipuram with their son and daughter. Here, Duraivel works in construction for Rs. 400/day. The family has been happy with life so far, and glad that their children are excelling in school. One morning, changed their lives.
“2 weeks ago, we went to wake her up because she was getting late to school. She was in tears and we did not understand at first. She could not move. She was completely paralyzed. I did not understand what was happening. She was totally fine the previous night. I am still not able to believe that my daughter is now in a critical condition.”
Her disease can cause irreversible nerve damageDuraivel rushed to a doctor nearby with his daughter in his arms. Unable to diagnose her, the doctor referred them to a hospital. Not willing to wait or take risks, Duraivel brought her to Kanchi Kamakoti Child’s Trust Hospital. He discovered that Varshine has Transverse myelitis, a neurological condition in which the spinal cord is inflamed and causes nerve damage.
“I did not understand it. How can a child get paralyzed without falling or hurting anywhere? She is so scared and is asking us if she is going to die! I do not have any answers.”
With every passing minute without treatment, the disease defeats VarshineVarshine has been in the ICU for the past 15 days. She needs intense treatment to recover, otherwise, she might suffer severe disability, and may even lose her life. The cost estimated for her further treatment is Rs. 8 Lakhs.
“The doctor said that most recovery happens within the first 3 months. It has been 2 weeks already, and if I cannot afford this treatment, she may never recover. I have already taken Rs. 2.5 Lakhs loan and that is not enough. I am not able to go to work now. Without any money, I do not know how we can save Varshine.”Varshine is just 7. Your contribution will save her life and give her the future she deserves.
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