“When she sees the nurse coming towards her, she starts shaking in fear. We reassure her that it will only hurt like an ant’s bite, but she does not budge. At the end, we have to forcefully hold her down for the nurse to give her the injection. My poor child doesn’t know that her life is in danger and these injections and medicines are essential to keeping her alive. On one side, we can’t bear watching my daughter in distress and on the other, we are struggling to arrange money to save her,”- Meera, mother.
‘She used to get regular fevers, but we never imagined it was due to cancer’An energetic little girl, Minhaz was always excited about everything in her life – from going to school to playing with her 3-year-old baby sister Mahi. She also loved standing in front of the mirror and playing ‘dress-up’ like other girls her age. She was fine and seemingly healthy, except she used to suffer from recurrent fevers from the past few months. Whenever her parents gave her medicines, she would be alright. But last month, she suffered from high fever for over 20 days straight. No medicine was helping her. Finally, blood tests revealed that she had acute blood cancer.
“We were shocked…she ate well, slept well, how could she have cancer? There were no warning signs either except for the fevers. I feel guilty for ignoring them now,”-Meera, mother
Even when she’s weak, she does her homework believing she can go back to school soonA grade 1 student, Minhaz loves studying – she always manages to stand in the top three ranks in class. Last month, she had to miss a lot of classes due to which she missed doing her homework. She has been trying to complete it since then, even when she is weak and frail in her hospital bed.
An old photo of Minhaz in school uniform
“‘I have to do cursive writing or teacher will shout at me. I have to by-heart that poem in English’ she tells us. She is not feeling well, but she does not let it affect her passion for studying. My poor baby thinks this hospital stay is temporary and we will take her home soon,”-Ramjan, father
This father has been struggling to keep up with his daughter’s treatment costs, needs your helpShaik Ramjan Babu works as an attender in a government office in Sattenapalle, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. He earns Rs 23,000 which is just enough to take care of his family needs and his children’s school fees. He’s never been able to save a paisa in his life and now he’s paying the price for it – his daughter is battling cancer and there is no way he can keep up with expenses.
“I got a little over a lakh from the government as medical allowance. But I need 8 lakhs for her treatment – she needs chemotherapy for over two years and currently she needs to be in the hospital for 6 months at a stretch. I don’t have the money to even rent a room for a day here. What will I do? Please help me,”-RamjanWith your kind help, this helpless father will be able to save his daughter from deadly cancer
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.