Chennai: Monisha Diagnosed with Wilms Tumor in Kidneys, Can Spread to Lungs & Bones

Monisha is diagnosed with Wilms tumor that starts in the kidneys and can spread to lungs and bones. Unfortunately, both her kidneys are affected.

Baby Monisha, grew up healthy and she smiles all the time. When her parents were thinking how blessed to see their children grow up healthy and happy despite their poverty, life took a drastic turn.

Monisha is diagnosed with Wilms tumor that starts in the kidneys and can spread to lungs and bones. Unfortunately, both her kidneys are affected.

Monisha needs immediate treatment to stop the tumor from spreading to other parts of her body.

The scan reports confirmed that both her kidneys are affected by the tumor. After weighing possible options to save her, doctors decided that the best of course of treatment would be to give her chemo for 12 weeks followed by a surgery and again chemo for 24 weeks after the surgery.

She requires surgery to remove one side of the kidney fully and to retain whatever is possible on the other side. Depending on the response she would be considered for the transplant. Without surgery, tumor will spread to lungs and bones easily and kill her.

While parents struggle to meet ends meet, providing treatment is beyond their means.

Dhanasekar and Sasikala are daily wage workers who earn Rs 300 per day together. They have been working hard day and night for so many years. They spend every rupee they earn for their children.

They have no other dreams in life but to provide their children with good education and other basic needs. Now they are slowly losing their hope and feel defeated in all the ways.

Treatment costs Rs 10 lakhs and there is no way that they can earn this amount, even in their lifetime. They have no one from whom they can borrow such a huge amount.

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