“We first noticed something was wrong in February. Satya, my wife, was giving Yazhini a bath when she noticed her stomach seemed to be a little firmer than usual. I keep thanking god every day that she didn’t ignore it, and convinced me that something was wrong, and that we needed to take her to a hospital.”
Tests revealed that their 7-year-old had a rare type of cancerInitial tests at a local clinic gave them a result that they didn’t want to believe.
“It said there was a chance it could be cancer! But we told ourselves it couldn’t be, that the tests were wrong. Our daughter is just 7 years old! So we took her to a bigger hospital nearly 1 hour away and they ran even more tests. But they too said the same thing. Our daughter had something called a Wilms Tumour, and not only that... she had the most dangerous form of it.” — Satya, mother, eyes brimming with tears
He's unable to afford the last phase of treatment that little Yazhini needs
After getting so close, they're terrified she won't make it home after all
“Ever since our Yazhini was born, I’ve tried my best to give her a great life though I earn just daily wages. I wanted her to have the kind of childhood that I never had. Now I’m afraid she won’t have a childhood at all, that she won’t survive this! She seems so weak and small now, just lying here on the hospital bed! Satya can’t even be in the same room as Yazhini for long anymore without running out, crying. I had to take so many loans just to afford the surgery, radiation, and a few rounds of chemo. But I can’t afford this anymore. Please, help us...” — Perumal, stroking Yazhini’s head
All these parents want to do is take their daughter back home. For her to run around like she used to, sing like she used to. They need 3 lakhs for this to happen, and that is a small price to pay for giving this sweet girl her life again. You can help by clicking here.