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This Professor Will Lose Her 12-Year-Old To Deadly Cancer If She Doesn’t Get An Urgent Transplant Soon

Every time the doctors make their daily rounds, Charushree has a number of questions for them. Extremely inquisitive, the 12-year-old makes sure to ask them what medicines they’re giving her and how it will help her get better. She tells her mother “I need to know the treatment, how will I become a doctor otherwise, Amma?” Ever since she was diagnosed with blood cancer two weeks ago, Charushree has decided that the only thing she wants to be is a doctor when she grows up. Even as she lies on the hospital bed getting chemotherapy, she reads her science textbooks. Cancer has made her weak, but it hasn’t broken her spirit. Charushree is more determined than ever, oblivious to the implications of cancer or that without treatment, she won’t make it.

“Our daughter is an all-rounder at school. She always topped in exams, has won many prizes for art, including a State award for craft, and is even in the sixth level of abacus. She excelled at everything she did because she never gave up, and now she’s determined to beat what she thinks is a ‘blood infection’. But I can’t tell her that she has cancer, and I can’t tell her that we don’t have the means to save her.” – Ashwini, mother

Overnight, Charushree’s happy childhood changed for the worse

When Charushree returned home from school with a cough, Ashwini and Lakshman were not worried. They took her to a local doctor who prescribed medicines. However, even after a week, Charushree’s cough persisted. On October 2nd, Charushree’s cough was so bad that her parents rushed her to the emergency room at a nearby hospital at midnight. A few tests and 24 hours later, they were told that their daughter has blood cancer.

“She was so cheerful all the time, and every day had new things to tell us about school. Her younger sister and she would spend hours playing together. But her life has changed overnight now. We were not prepared for this, I don’t think any parent can be. We never thought that a mere cough would turn out to be something as dangerous as cancer."

Ashwini and Lakshman saw all their hopes and dreams crumble before their eyes. As they contemplated what they would tell Charushree about her diagnosis, they also worried about how they’re going to start her treatment.

They’ve spent all their savings to start her treatment, now the helpless parents have nothing left for the life-saving transplant

Ashwini and Lakshman managed to start Charushree’s treatment with the savings they had, but they knew it wasn’t enough to continue her treatment further. Charushree needs chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant at the earliest. However, after spending nearly 3 lakhs on her treatment already, the devastated parents have nothing left. Ashwini, a professor of information science in a college in Bangalore, hasn’t been able to go for work ever since the diagnosis.

"We had to get her admitted immediately, and I had to be with her. My husband works for a private company and now his salary alone isn’t enough to afford the treatment. All we had hoped for is a happy and healthy future for her, we were so happy watching her grow into someone that's so kind and responsible. Now cancer threatens to take away everything from us."

How You Can Help

Ashwini and Lakshman need 35 lakhs to save their daughter from cancer, an amount that’s above and beyond what they can afford. Charushree, a bright and talented young girl has a whole life ahead of her and is determined to fight the dreadful disease. However, her parents are falling short. Charushree has less an one month to get a bone marrow transplant within and beat cancer.

Your support will save Charushree's life.

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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.

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