Target ₹ 600,000/-
Raised ₹ 95,457 /-
A female farmer hailing from Bihar, 39-year-old Babita Kumari was hesitant to travel to the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai for treatment of her most recent diagnosis: Acute Myeloid Leukemia. With a mere family income of Rs. 6,000, Babita Kumari is responsible for her husband, four school-going children, disabled father-in-law and retired mother-in-law.
From what started as a fluctuating fever, Babita was taken to the local doctor when her symptoms were additive of a generalized weakness and body ache. After being prescribed ineffective routine medications for two months, Babita was referred to the Indira Gandhi Hospital in Patna, approximately 110 km from her hometown. Upon arrival, Babita was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia after an investigation of both her blood and bone marrow were executed. With a progressive disease beyond the scope of the hospital’s treatment capabilities, Babita was advised to travel to the Tata Memorial Hospital, where her disease could be kept under control.
Once Babita arrived at the Tata Memorial Hospital, the doctors began the intensive phase of her treatment. Arranging money from the entirety of the Kumari family’s personal savings and a loan taken through friends and family, Babita was only able to cover Rs. 2,00,000 of her treatment. In order to allow Babita to receive effective treatment in entirety, an additional Rs.6,00,000 is needed. Upon completion, Babita wishes to be reunited with her children and support their education, in addition to her husband’s income, financially.