"Our house was filled with laughter and joy on Feb 26, 2018. It was my son, Vansh's 3rd birthday. We had invited all his friends and had cooked his favorite food. When we got him his birthday gift, he jumped in excitement. It was a drum that he wanted for so long. Every time he'd see someone playing it on the TV, he'd tell us to get him one as well. I work as a loading person and earn very little, but I have been saving up for months to get our son this gift. The happiness on his face was worth every effort.
Every day, after returning from school, he'd go straight to his drums and play it for hours. "Papa, I'll become a musician," he'd tell me excitedly. However, things changed one day when I got a call from his school. "Vansh has a severe fever and fainted today. Please take him home," the teacher said. I panicked and rushed to his school. He had collapsed because of weakness and fever. I got him back home and gave him a few medicines, but even after a couple of days, his temperature just kept rising and his skin turned pale. He started getting swellings on his body.
When we couldn't understand the reason behind his illness, we took him to the hospital. The doctors told us to get a few tests. We were scared, but we kept praying to God for the best. After a couple of days, we got a call from the hospital that the doctor wants to meet us. My heart was throbbing as I entered the doctor's cabin.
"Vansh is diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL-B-cell), a type of blood cancer," he informed us. His words shattered our happiness in an instance. All we knew about cancer was that it kills people. "How could my son get cancer? Please save him," I begged to the doctors. He told us that his disease can be cured with multiple rounds of chemotherapy. We finally saw a ray of hope.
We got him hospitalized at Tata hospital and his chemotherapy and other treatments were done. He started feeling well and after 6 months of rigourous treatment he was feeling well. We somehow managed to raise funds by taking help from relatives and friends and my son was fine.
We were planning to celebrate his 4th Birthday in feb 2019 and in January 2019, he started getting fever and swelling again. Our life had come to stand still as our son had got relapsed cancer. As we came out of the doctor's cabin, I saw Vansh sitting in a corner, crying. He had overheard our conversation with the doctor. "Papa, I don't want to die," he told me. My heart broke. "I will not let anything happen to you. I promise,". Our son's treatment was started soon after. My baby underwent two painful rounds of chemotherapy that took away all his energy. He has turned extremely weak and keeps wailing in pain. "I don't want to stay here, Papa. Please take me home," he cries. He longs to go back home, to his school, and play with his friends, but I can't do anything to help him.
Doctors have suggested Bone marrow transplant to cure his disease completely but the treatment cost is Rs. 33 lakhs which is a huge amount for us. On the other hand, ever since Vansh's disease has been diagnosed, I haven't taken a day off from work. I keep working multiple shifts just to be able to fund his treatment. I don't even get much time to spend with my son. All we need right now is his well-being, but his health is only deteriorating with each day. He hardly smiles now and doesn't even want to see his drums. He is slowly losing all hope. Cancer has taken away all his dreams and ambitions. Now, he just keeps lying on his bed quietly.
We'll lose our son if he doesn't get BMT urgently. We have exhausted all our funds and have no way to fund his treatment any further. We desperately need your help to save our dying child. In this desperate time we approached CARF and they are supporting us to fund our sons treatment.We request the help of all generous peopleto save my son. Please help us."
Mr. Nagesh Mote (Father of Vansh)We'll lose our son if he doesn't get BMT urgently. We have exhausted all our funds and have no way to fund his treatment any further. We desperately need your help to save our dying child. In this desperate time we approached CARF and they are supporting us to fund our sons treatment.We request the help of all generous peopleto save my son. Please help us."
Mr. Nagesh Mote (Father of Vansh)