“Why is my head bald? Am I going to die?”, asks a scared Soumya when she sees her own reflection in the mirror. Her mother Rekha holds her tears back and consoles her little one saying, “It’s because of the fever you have. It will go away if you eat more vegetables and fruits.”And that was the last time, little Soumya saw herself in the mirror. Now, she just lies in her bed, scared and sad, tearfully begging her mother to take her home. But Rekha can’t, because little Soumya needs a bone marrow transplant to fight blood cancer. It all started as fever and vomiting. Atul Kumar and Rekha were busy making plans for Soumya’s first birthday celebrations in their home in Mumbai. But Soumya started having fever and she was given medicines to recover by their doctor. But when her fever didn’t subside, her parents took her to child specialists for better consultation. After some tests, Soumya was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a severe form of cancer that affects the white blood cells and progresses rapidly if not treated on time. Soumya could finally go back home and get back to her normal life after 6 months of gruelling chemotherapy and medications. She was kept for the observation till April 2018 and she was doing well. Every month she used to visit the doctor and the reports used to be normal and she was on medications too. But few months later, Soumya’s health started worsening and her worried parents took her to the hospital. Poor parents were utterly devastated when they were told that Soumya’s cancer is back and it is even more aggressive than before. She requires 15 lakhs for her treatment. "Cancer has taken away Soumya's smile. Each day, she’s just growing weaker and every day cries in pain. Only a bone marrow transplant can help Soumya fight cancer for good." - Rekha. Atul kumar works as a salesman in a jewellery shop and he can’t afford a transplant that costs 15 lakhs. Atul kumar had to sell his wife’s jewellery and even borrowed money from others to help his daughter fight cancer for the first time. But now, with huge debts to be paid and no one to seek help from, he is desperately struggling to arrange money for his daughter’s transplant.She needs your help to fight cancer Soumya has been through a lot for her age. All this little one wants is to go back home. But she can only do it after undergoing a life-saving transplant. Soumya could fight cancer for the first time but now lack of funds stand in her way to fight cancer for one last time. Soumya needs your help to fight cancer. Your contribution can give Soumya a cancer-free life.
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