Cancer has taken away Ramesh’s childhood, and now threatens to take away his eyesightRamesh was only 5-months-old when Hanumanth noticed redness and swelling of his right eye. He quickly took him to a doctor, who asked him to get further tests. Several scans later, the doctors told Hanumanth and Kaveri that their baby has eye cancer. The news left them devastated.
“He’s our only child. We were so happy to start a family when Ramesh was born, but our happiness was so short lived. When I saw that his eyes were red, I thought it might be a regular infection. I never thought that it would be cancer. We're now afraid that he will live in darkness forever.”
Ever since his diagnosis, Ramesh has spent most of his time in the hospital. He hasn't known a normal childhood and has grown up with medicines, instead of toys. Even then, Ramesh remains cheerful and enjoys whatever little time he gets to play.
Ramesh had an eye surgery 3 months ago, and his condition has improved since. While he lost vision in his right eye, there’s now hope for him to save his left eye with chemotherapy. Hanumanth was relieved when he was told his baby’s eye could be saved, but he was also overcome with worry. Hanumanth knew the amount for his treatment was well beyond his reach and he had no means to pay for it.
Chemotherapy can save Ramesh’s visionHanumanth and Kaveri only have each other to lean on in these arduous times. They have somehow managed to pay 1 lakh for their child’s treatment but now can’t afford anymore. They need 4 lakhs for his treatment. Hanumanth works as a driver in Bangalore and doesn’t earn enough to support Ramesh’s medical bills. No matter how desperately he wants to save his son, their dire lack of funds is stopping him.
“My baby can’t even talk yet and he’s going through so much. He hasn’t known a life beyond hospitals, injections and medicines. He cries because he doesn’t understand what’s happening to him. He’s a very brave child though. When my baby is fighting so hard to beat cancer, how will I ever forgive myself if I’m forced to stop his treatment?”
Baby Ramesh needs to continue chemotherapy to save his eye. He has already completed 3 cycles and needs more to prevent the tumour from spreading. Ramesh’s condition has been improving after surgery and chemotherapy, but Hanumanth has exhausted all his savings. He’s now pleading for a helping hand to save his only son.
How You Can HelpRamesh has Optic Nerve Glioma that can rapidly deteriorate his ability to see with his left eye if not treated immediately. Ramesh has already lost vision in his right eye, and without chemotherapy, risks going completely blind. Hanumanth longs to see his child free from the deathly clutches of cancer, but he can’t afford the 4 lakhs needed to continue his treatment.
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