Sudha with Yellaiah. Cancer has not dampened her spirits and she is hopeful that she will get better.
All his life, his daughters have been Yellaiah's only wealth
“We were such a happy family – full of love and compassion for everyone. Ever since they told us Sudha has cancer we have been in shock. My mother always made sure that we ate good, healthy food. We don't understand why this should happen to us,” says Spandana, Sudha's older sister.
Sudha with her parents in the hospital
This family needs our help saving SudhaEven now, Sudha's voice is strong and she is full of hope that she will get better. She talks about all the side-effects of chemotherapy – like indigestion, vomiting, mouth sores and weakness – in a matter-of-fact way. This is not someone who lets misfortune get her down.
“From when she was a child, Sudha has been a firm believer in God. Whenever she feels sad, she sits down to pray and then she feels better. She is the strength of the family. These days, I have also started praying to God to save her,” says Yellaiah.