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This Eight-Year-Old Boy Is Battling Cancer And Needs Your Help To Survive

8-year-old Abhimanyu has been suffering from cancer for the last 8 months. His parents feel helpless watching him suffer. Abhimanyu needs an urgent bone marrow transplant to survive, but his parents cannot afford the cost.

Nilesh is married to Anita, and the couple has two children - 8-year-old Abhimanyu and 11-year-old Garima. Nilesh’s job is to lay down cable lines for a network in Ujjain. Anita is a housewife who occasionally takes on small tailoring jobs to make ends meet. Nilesh’s mother lives with the family. The family was making ends meet with difficulty but were happy.

Towards the end of February 2017, Abhimanyu began to complain about feeling sick

He got fever a couple of times, and Nilesh thought his son was feeling sick because of the weather. He took Abhimanyu to the local doctor. Along with prescribing common medicines, the doctor suggested a blood test.

“After the results came back, the look on the doctor’s face changed.  I knew then that something was wrong.”- Nilesh.

Nilesh made Abhimanyu undergo all the tests

Abhimanyu’s health deteriorated, so Nilesh admitted him to Choithram Hospital in Indore. The little boy underwent blood transfusions and three cycles of chemotherapy. At the end of July 2017, the doctor said that there was nothing they could do further, that Nilesh had to take his son elsewhere for further treatment.

Then began the family’s long visits to hospitals

They visited Tata Memorial Center in Mumbai. Unable to get a date for the transplant, Nilesh then took his son to Kokilaben Hospitals. The estimated cost of the surgery was over 22 Lakhs. At that time, he heard of a doctor Vinay Bohara in CHL, Indore.

Abhimanyu’s treatment got delayed because of the floods in Mumbai

By the time Nilesh was able to get his son’s tissue sample analyzed, Abhimanyu’s health had deteriorated again. Doctors at CHL said that Abhimanyu can potentially be cured, after a bone marrow transplant. Both Nilesh and his daughter Garima are getting tested to see whose bone marrow is a match for Abhimanyu’s.

“We have a separate sick room in the house. My son, who should be playing around, is confined to that single room” – Nilesh

How can you help?

Nilesh earns Rs 9000 a month. He has already sold his small house, and pawned everything he could for his son’s treatment. The cost of the surgery is estimated to cost Rs 15 lakhs- something that is beyond Nilesh's humble means.

Your contribution can help a  little boy have a healthy, normal life.

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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 organizer or the medical team.

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