“It went away for a day or two. But then one morning, she woke up crying because she was in so much pain.” – Rani, crying
They rushed her back to the hospital, and this time, after the doctors took a closer look, they found out that their little sweetheart had Chronic Pancreatitis, a life-threatening disease. The doctors told these parents that they wouldn’t be able to treat her, and to take her to a bigger hospital.
When Nagaraju and Rani found a hospital that was equipped to treat her, they discovered that the treatment for pancreatitis was a surgery which cost ₹2,00,000. For these two daily wagers, that kind of sum is unimaginable. Only if they worked every day for the next 1000 days, would they be able to afford the surgery for their daughter. And that isn’t even taking into account the cost of the medicines that will follow such a procedure.
Rani is in terrible pain right now, and she will be in terrible pain each day that she doesn’t get this surgery. But she still smiles.
“Neither of us can bear to see her in pain, and she knows this. Whenever we walk into her room, she puts on a smile for us, and tells us she’s fine. But we can hear her crying when she thinks we’re not around.” – Nagaraju, father
These two distraught parents have been trying to borrow money, but nobody is lending them any because they have no land, or jewelry, or anything valuable to put up as collateral.
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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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