Sai Namith, a 15-year-old boy was diagnosed with T-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the year 2020. He complained of intermittent fever and was referred to Shankara Hospital by his family friend. The diagnosis came as a shock to the family.
He belonged to a middle-class family with his father being a petty shop owner and mother, a homemaker. With a lot of agonies, they approached the hospital and requested for funds. It was then that Bansi Vidya Memorial Trust helped the boy to undergo initial investigations. He received modified BMF ALL protocol chemotherapies and radiotherapy as well. He was doing fine, and his family was happy to see the improvement in his health condition. Their happiness, however, could not last for long. Covid snatched Sai Namith’s father from him. His father breathed his last in the year 2021. The family was once again shattered. The mother had to earn to look after her three children. But she did not lose hope. Sai Namith, his cancer, and the other 2 children made her stand strong. She came back to the hospital with Namith and continued his treatment.
She says, in “darkness she found hope”, hope of life from the hospital and Leukemia Crusaders, with the help of which her son could start his treatment. Namith has finished his treatment and currently he is on maintenance therapy. He is pursuing his 10th standard now. He expresses that someday in the future he would like to support people affected with cancer and make this world a better place to live in.