“We are fighting, and everyone should fight for their loved ones,” says 70-year-old Ranajay, who is fighting it out for his three-year-old granddaughter at Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (CCHRC) Silchar. Three-year-old Anjali was diagnosed with B-Cell, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in extremely difficult circumstances. Anjali’s mother and father were unable to support Anjali and in their absence, Anjali’s grandfather stepped up and took responsibility for her treatment.
Ranajay elaborates, “My daughter is a psychiatric patient, and her husband left her when she was pregnant with Anjali. We were not ready for either this or Anjali’s diagnosis, but we did what had to be done. We want Anjali to grow up in a healthy environment despite all these problems. And we are glad that there is a team of experts and well-wishers looking out for our granddaughter and us because we were clueless initially.”
This team of good-doers has you at the very top. With your support, we provided good nutritious food to Anjali under our Supplements and In-meals programs.
Juhi, our nutritionist at CCHRC, explains, “Anjali comes from a highly dysfunctional household. She is also very young and had very little idea about what was going on. But these things do leave an impression. So in addition to nutritional aid and counselling, we had to support Anjali and her grandfather so they don’t feel alone.”
Juhi worked closely with Anjali and her grandfather on a calorie-dense diet with the right mix of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates for her age and needs. We also constantly monitor and assess the progress made by the child to introduce timely interventions, if needed. Due to these interventions, Anjali’s health has improved, and she is now well-nourished. Her alone time with her nutritionist has also had a positive impact on Anjali’s ability to relate with others around her.
Juhi explains, “Anjali is overjoyed when she sees me entering the hospital in the mornings. She waits behind the door to catch my attention and finds ways to meet me every day. I hope that Anjali makes a full recovery.”
Anjali hasn’t had it easy at all. But your kindness is giving Anjali a second chance at life and has her on the road to physical and mental healing. Together, we can do the best we can for this little child. Thank You!