“We have three little children. They do not eat if she is not there, if she does not feed them. How am I going to take care of them if I lose her to cancer?”
“We were shell shocked. She was completely normal. No other symptoms. One day this happens and we realized that cancer suddenly and silently began attacking her until it got this worse. They said bone marrow transplant is the only treatment that can save her right now. Her sister was found as a match. Unfortunately for us, this surgery cannot be performed at the GH because they do not have the facilities and we had to move her to Apollo.”
Meenakshi has been under treatment at Apollo. She has been prescribed medication and asked to return after 20 days for an evaluation. She needs the surgery at the earliest, but the family is unable to arrange for funds with such short notice, and under their current financial situation.
“She has come back home now. The doctor said we should take good care and ensure that she does not get any fever or infection. But the minute she comes home she gets cold, cough and fever. We do not know what to do. It is a scary situation. Our children are very young to understand what is going on. Even when we leave them and go, they don’t eat properly because we are not here and they become so weak. I feel like everything is crashing down on us.”
Babu is unable to afford the surgery that can save Meenakshi's life. The cost estimated is Rs. 20 Lakhs, and Babu is out of options to arrange for this kind of money as they live by the day and hardly have any savings.