Dhanika, a six-year-old girl from Tripura, is suffering from acute lymphocytic leukemia.
Dhanika, a six-year-old girl hailing from Tripura, was born as a healthy child.
She had been living a normal life until six weeks ago, when she started complaining of itchy eyes. Later, she was diagnosed with lymphocytic leukemia, a rare and painful form of cancer of the blood and bone marrow, which makes her eyes bleed and grow to the size of a tennis ball.
”She [Dhanika] would often complain of itching in her eyes and rub them. Her eyes started swelling slowly and eventually grew to such a big size. We took her to several doctors in our village but none could help. This all started approximately 45 days back and within no time her condition has increased to a level that we now worry about her life,” Dhanika’s father, Dhanya Kumar Tripura was quoted as saying by Mail Online.
“Her [Dhanika’s] condition brings tears to my eyes. I cannot even look into her eyes and talk to her anymore. Her eyes look so horrible. Her pain and condition breaks my heart and as a father it is tragic to see a child suffering like this,” he added.
A charity group named United Tiprasa Forum (UTP) has come forward to help the patient although doctors have already said that chances of survival were very low.
‘I came to know about this girl through a social media group and really wanted to help her. We went up to see her and were shocked by her condition. Her family did not even have proper knowledge where to go and who to approach, let alone getting her treatment done,” Sajal Debbarma from UTP was quoted as saying by International Business Times.
UTP has now brought Dhanika to Agartala and is getting her treated there. “We brought her to Agartala then and got her treatment started there. But we have limited funds, we hope people come forward to help this little girl get some help, ” added Debbarma.