Chandan and his wife Mitu from Medinipur, West Bengal, are facing any parent’s nightmare. Their 11-year-old daughter is suffering from acute myeloid leukemia, a type of blood cancer.
When Tragedy Strikes the FamilyIn September 2015, Sneha developed a lingering fever. Chandan consulted various doctors, but all his efforts were in vain. One time in December, when he was traveling with his daughter, her ears started bleeding profusely. She lost her consciousness and had to be immediately admitted to the hospital. The doctors recommended a series of tests, and they confirmed that she was suffering from acute myeloid leukemia. At present, she is being treated at the Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai.
Despite all the setbacks and undoubtedly the hardest year of their lives, Chandan and his wife didn’t lose hope. But, Sneha’s condition started deteriorating severely. Chandan is the sole breadwinner of the family. Sneha needs me right now, he said.
Frequent hospital visits and dozens of tasks at hand made it difficult for his wife to handle everything single-handedly. And that’s when he decided that returning to work was no longer an option. Chandan and Mitu also have a 4-year-old son.
They Don’t Have Any Savings LeftSneha’s parents have exhausted all their resources. Chandan has taken a medical loan of Rs 1 lakh from the bank. He has also borrowed about Rs 3 lakhs from his colleagues and relatives.
“We have borrowed a lot of money from everyone and have already spent all the money we had. We are left with nothing right now,” he said.
As advised by her doctor, she needs to undergo chemotherapy and the estimated cost for the treatment and the supportive care would be Rs 4 lakhs.
So Many Odds but Sneha Has a Good Chance of SurvivalDespite all odds, Chandan and Mitu have been fighters and Sneha’s pillar of strength.
“Sneha is a brilliant student. Her teachers have always appreciated her hard work and her sincerity. I want my daughter to study as much as she likes and fulfill her dreams,” he said.
Chandan has shifted to Mumbai. “I couldn’t afford to bring my daughter and son here. One of the social workers helped me find a room in Bandra which is near to the hospital,” he said.
How You Can HelpHaving exhausted all their savings, Chandan cannot afford to pay the required money for Sneha’s life-saving cancer treatment. Her only chance of beating the disease is to have the needed treatment. To help Chandan save her daughter’s life, donate here.
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