Mr. Aatish Manna
Mr. Aatish Manna
In 2005, due to fever and swelling in my neck, I went to Doctor. At NRS- Kolkata, I was treated for 10 days. However after no relief in symptoms, doctor advised them to go to Mumbai. My uncle staying in Mumbai took me to Tata Memorial Hospital, where I diagnosed by “Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia” (Blood Cancer). The world came crashing down, my parents who reside in a small village of East Midnapur, WB had heard about Cancer the first time.
My Father is a farmer, I have four sisters and I am the youngest. My parents are illiterate they did not understand anything about disease and its prognosis. At that time I was only 12 years old and studying in 7th Standard, I was unaware of what I was suffering from and its seriousness.
It was my uncle who supported me in this crucial time. I came with my brother in law to Mumbai and along with him and my uncle I and took 6 cycles of chemotherapy and completed 2 years of maintenance. We came to know about CARF, from Tata Memorial Hospital. My brother in law immediately approached CARF. I was given financial help to cover all my chemo cycles. The Staff was so supportive, knowing that I have being away from home, they treated me with lot of motivation whenever I visited them he now I am very well only I am feeling more forgetful now days.
Money was the major hurdle during my cancer treatment as I come from a very humble background but it was because of CARF that I am completely fine today.
Today I am 21 years old and studying in 2nd year BSc. I want to complete my graduation and work and support my family. At CARF I learnt you must fight and survive, because life is beautiful.
Abdul Wahab A. Wahid
Abdul Wahab A. Wahid
Abdul Wahab A. Wahid was 11 yrs. old studying in class 7 when he started complaining of severe stomach pain. When even after two months of treatment with the family doctor he did not get any relief, the doctor suggested some pathology tests. On seeing the tests reports the doctor asked the family to immediately go to Tata Hospital Hospital where, he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (A type of blood cancer).
On hearing this, little Abdul thought he was now going to die. The family too was shattered. But they kept hope. To finance his treatment they sold their house. Chemotherapy and Radiation helped tremendously. For further treatment they approached CARF for financial and medical help. Now Abdul is a 22 yrs. old young man who is cancer free. He needs to do routine check up once a year.
We at CARF are really grateful to all you donors for your generous donations which help save precious lives.
Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases in the world, but it is curable and not the end of life. One of the survivor story is of Manasi Raju More. At the age of 10, all of a sudden she developed symptoms of swelling around her joints, her glands were swollen, accompanied by severe abdominal pain. When there was no sign of improvement in her condition, Manasi's parents drove from their residence in Thane and brought her to a clinic. A spinal tap was done which did not reveal the disease. Doctors were looking for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, but after blood test it was diagnosed that the child is suffering from blood cancer.
Manasi's parents took it very hard when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (a type of blood cancer). Her treatment plan was decidedthat she will require chemotherapy and maintenance phase. They got worried thinking of the huge amount that is needed to get their daughter cured. Through hospital sources & well wishers they came to know about CARF. When they approached us, her parents were first counseled, and necessary monetary and financial help was given. They felt motivated and a ray of hope sparkled in their life. Gradually the treatment planned by doctors worked and Manasi's condition showed improvement.
Eventually the will of God came forth and Manasi is now completely cured. The girl's mother affirms that just as her daughter is a survivor, your loved one can be a winner too, all you have to do is fight a lasting fight and keep the faith alive. Today she has completed her SSC board examination and scored around 85%. CARF congratulates & wishes Manasi all the very best and a bright future.
The moment a person receives news that cancer has struck, emotions of anxiety and fear set in, along with the instant thought of impending death. Courage is no longer a friend. Yet, there are a few who decide to stand up against their enemy and fight with all their will. Survivors, they are called; victors, not victims any more.
In the year 2007 while bathing Nusrat who was then 45 yrs old felt a lump in her left breast. Her neighbour urged her to see a doctor immediately. A biopsy revealed breast cancer. Nusrat was naturally really very worried. Her husband, her children and her sister in law were very supportive.
She came to CARF where she was provided timely help. A surgery and six cycles of chemotherapy and later radiation has made her cancer free. At present she is on no cancer medication. What really motivated her to keep going while she was sick was her growing up daughters and their marriages and the support and care she received from her family.
The message she wants to convey to those under treatment for cancer is “Cancer can be fought. Don't lose courage”