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  • Ishika’s story

    Ishika Jha from Jamshedpur was only an infant when she lost her mother. Before she was three, she developed stubborn aches and pains. Local doctors after preliminary treatment found her platelet count low and advised her father Ravikumar to take her to Tata hospital at Jamshedpur. A bone marrow test confirmed the suspicion and little […]

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  • Payal Debnath

    By Shampa Chowdhury     14 year old Payal   was suffering from a tumour in her right leg.After an unsuccessful surgery which left her limping, her family brought her to the Tata Medical Centre.She was operated upon and all her damaged nerves were re-constructed. She was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma and she became wheel chair […]

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  • Maa Tujhe Salaam!

    By Paramita Sen    You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have! The story of Ramani Patra, popularly known as Amar’s mother is a remarkable example of strength,courage and patience. Life was uneventful for Ramani, who was happily dwelling in her hut in a small village in […]

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  • Debasmita’s Story

    Debasmita Narayan Mishra, a young charming lady of 11, comes from Kordha village in Odisha. Her mother Bharati found a swelling and took the child to a doctor. The family was confident that there was nothing wrong with the child and tried to reassure the mother, saying the doctors are just out to extract money […]

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  • Debanuj – Death Be Not Proud

    On 5 Jan the doorway of our K1 Centre in Kolkata was darkened by a small, unexpected crowd of people: a middle-aged couple and their son, and the woman’s old mother, carrying food, fruits and medicines. “This is to celebrate the life of my son,” said Gobindlal Goutam, as they went around meeting all the […]

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  • Chirag’s Story

    Sakshi, mother of Chirag, 22 months, had forgotten how to smile. But today her youthful face is lit up with the knowledge that when she goes home with a healthy, happy Chirag after being away for almost a year, she is leaving behind many, many friends and well wishers at St. Judes. Sakshi More is […]

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  • Shantanu’s story

    Shantanu Kumar Singh, who hails from a remote village in Bihar, was admitted to St. Judes in May 2014, when he had just turned three. He was diagnosed with blood cancer. His father Chandramani is a peasant farmer and can mop up at best Rs 6000 a month, when the going is good. Shantanu’s mother […]

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  • THE STORY OF RAJU

    Raju, 13, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukaemia on May 30, 2015 and was admitted to our Hyderabad Centre on 22nd July 2015. As daily wage labourers from Bommakal village in the Karimnagar district of Telangana, about 165 km from Hyderabad, his parents live in a small hut, earning hardly Rs 2000 a month. Raju […]

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  • Gautam’s Story

    Gautam, who turned four on 24 May 2015, was admitted to St. Judes at Kharghar on 26 June 2014 as he had been diagnosed with leukaemia. His father Mahendra Satkar is a daily wage labourer from Shirpur Taluka in Dhule district, and earns no more than Rs 3000 a month. They live in an humble […]

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  • Snehal Roy’s Story

    Snehal, about 10, came with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia to Mumbai from Kolkata and spent a month in the ICU. He could walk painfully only with his mother’s support. During the treatment the child was uncontrollably hyper: he would bite his mother, scream and throw things about. He wouldn’t leave his mother even for a moment, […]

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