He tries to smile through the pain of cancer
'We thought it was just a small fall...'When Ashish complained of knee pain, his parents, Lakshmi and Lakhan, just warned him to be careful while playing. The next day he started limping and could hardly walk. They took him to the hospital and to their shock he was diagnosed with cancer in his bone marrow. The months that followed have been spent in unimaginable pain. Ashish has now been through 3 cycles of gruesome chemotherapy. He is too young to understand what cancer is but he was quick to realise that he's 'sick'.
“When he realized that something was wrong, he told me ‘papa I thought only old people get sick’ but he wasn’t sad. He was curious. He tries to stay positive and smiles despite everything he’s going through. But cancer has taken over his life. He can’t play outside like he used to, he can’t eat his favourite food. Sometimes, he cries and begs us to let him go outside.” - Lakhan
His father hasn't been able to work in months - he has no means to continue treatmentLakhan is a taxi driver who earns around Rs 200-300 per ride. It has been months since he went for work because he has to take care of his Ashish while Lakshmi takes care of their other two children. He managed all the expenses so far with the help of his friends and relatives. Lakhan worries that something might happen to Ashish during his absence, so he stays with him all the time. Despite the pain of cancer, Ashish stays positive and is looking forward to going back to school. However, he needs to continue chemotherapy to beat the disease and his father can't afford it any longer.
Together we can save 7-year-old Ashish and help him live his life to the fullest
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