This is the story of 3-year old Merwin. Since last 6 months, life has turned upside down for him and his family.
Merwin cannot play nor can he eat properly, he also has issues with hearing and vision he wishes to stay normal but his health condition does not allow him to do so, he cannot play an outdoor game due to his weak immune system which caught infections outside.
The only friends he has are the toys at home and the only thing he can do is staying indoors. Since Merwin is suffering from Cancer.
Merwin, since the last September has been suffering from brain cancer, rather he has been battling cancer now his condition is extremely critical. The child has been admitted and treated in several hospitals in Chennai and the last hope for his parents is to take him to USA where he will get the required treatment.
Without the cure suggested in the US it would be difficult to save the child, however, the procedure along with the treatment will cost close to 32 lakhs.The parents who have a monthly income of 50 thousand are facing extremely difficult time in arranging funds for the treatment and seek your support.
Please support the parents to save Merwin’s life.
“It all started in August last year. Merwin was playing outside the home, usually, Merwin used to get inside before it got dark. That he did not return even after an hour of the sun setting down, her mother went out to look for him and found unconscious at the entrance of the house.”
We hurriedly took him to the doctor. The Doctor gave medicines for weakness and we hoped he would get better.
However, god had some other plans. Things got even worse in September in August when Merwin started vomiting blood and was unable to have food. It was evident that something was wrong. The parents took him to the hospital on 6th September. On examination, the doctor showed his suspicions that something might have affected the brain. He wrote down a few diagnostic tests, and asked them to go to the lab immediately to get them done.
I knew something was terribly wrong with my child but I was too scared to know that”” Next week we had all his tests got done. The pathologist asked me to stay back for a few minutes so he could give me the initial report as needed to rush back home as Merwin was again feeling sick.”
He came back to me and suggested me to take him to a hospital as soon as I can. We immediately took him to SIMS hospital where the doctors confirmed my son a had a rare brain cancer. It will be extremely difficult to get a treatment in India.
The doctor recommended that Merwin should be taken to a hospital in the US. Suggested there is only so much they can do.
and said the only hope of seeing Merwin fit again was taking him to a hospital in the USA.
“I dont like the taste of medicines, please can stop having them” – Merwin
Merwin does not know of what is he suffering from however but is knows something is not right with him and his condition is not improving he constantly cries and ask his parents when would he be able to play outside.
He hates having those medicines and constantly asks when will they stop giving him those medicines.
We both want to save our child by whatever way possible, we wish nobody goes through this terrible trauma – Prabha Kumaragurusami – Merwin’s Mother
Why should you contribute?
Ramasamy owns a travel agency and makes Rs. 50000 per month. Despite the limited income, he has managed to arrange 8 lakh rupees for Merwin’s treatment. He has already taken a loan of 1.5 lakhs, spent his savings of 3 lakhs and has borrowed a 1.5 lakhs from his relatives for the initial medical treatment.
The current expenses will be for the traveling to the US and get Merwin treated, which will cost them 32 lakhs in total, also they might incur more expenses based on the post-operative care.
The family needs your help to save their son, please come forward to support them