Thirumalai Didn't Show Any Signs Of Illness Till Last MonthThirumalai was a healthy child and did not show any symptoms of this disease until the last month. This finding came as a shock to this poor family who was already finding it difficult to pass each day. Thirumalai's father Rangaraj runs a petty shop near his house. Thirumalai has an elder sister who is 15 years old. His mother is a homemaker. When he was first taken to the hospital, the doctor did a blood test which showed that it blood counts were really low. Seeing the visible symptoms, the doctor there referred them to Meenakshi Mission Hospital in Madurai. Doctors there confirmed that this is a case of Fanconi Anemia, a rare blood disorder. Some medical databases reveal that only 2000 cases of this have been reported till now.
It is a bone marrow disease which is likely to affect his organs and make him susceptible to cancer. Doctors recommendation is a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, all the family members are no match to his donor. The search for an unrelated donor has begun.
His Father Runs A Small Shop And Spends His Daily Income For Thirumalai's Treatment"I earn less than 300 every day. Some I get lucky to get Rs.800. I never got any money to save. With that money, I had to feed 5 mouths including my mother. But when we knew our son's disease, I didn't see a way other than using my daily income. For one visit to the hospital for blood transfusion and returning back,we spent Rs.7000. It will happen ever 15 days", says Rangaraj.
The estimation given for his transplant is Rs.20 lakhs. With the realtives turning a blind eye, Rangaraj and family are left with no option to raise such a huge amount.
He Survives On Blood Transfusions Done Every 15 DaysThirumalai visits the hospital once in 15 days and gets a blood transfusion done. The frequency of blood transfusions will increase in the coming months and this can cause other consequences. He enjoys playing with his friends a lot
How You Can HelpThe estimated amount for transplant is quite impossible for the family to arrange. They are doing their best to arrange for whatever is possible but seek our support in this. Your support will help this family save their son.
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