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Help sought for child suffering from cancer

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 21 - At an age when her peers are nurturing dreams of a bright future and enjoying the golden days of childhood, nine-year old Chandini Kumari of Dabaka in Hojai district is fighting a rare malignant tumour of the retina and is in dire need of help from Samaritans to continue her treatment.

Retinoblastoma, the cancer which has affected the right eye of Chandini, develops from immature cells of a�retina, the light-detecting tissue�of the eye. It is found mostly among young children.

Chandini is undergoing treatment at the Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati. As she belongs to a poor family, donations from kind-hearted people is only hope for Chandini to survive this rare, but treatable cancer.

After the disease was detected in February 2015, her father Sat Narayan Sah, who worked at a mobile repairing shop, took Chandini to the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Shankar Netralaya, Bengaluru and even to AIIMS, New Delhi. However, due to financial constraints, the family had to discontinue the treatment.

�After she lost the vision in her right eye, her eye was removed to stop the disease from spreading further. I am not being able to continue my job due to her ailment. We are finding it difficult to continue the treatment,� said her father.

Chandini�s family has given the mobile number 99540-88375 for any person interested in giving donations for the little girl�s treatment.

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Help sought for child suffering from cancer

GUWAHATI, Nov 21 - At an age when her peers are nurturing dreams of a bright future and enjoying the golden days of childhood, nine-year old Chandini Kumari of Dabaka in Hojai district is fighting a rare malignant tumour of the retina and is in dire need of help from Samaritans to continue her treatment.

Retinoblastoma, the cancer which has affected the right eye of Chandini, develops from immature cells of a�retina, the light-detecting tissue�of the eye. It is found mostly among young children.

Chandini is undergoing treatment at the Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati. As she belongs to a poor family, donations from kind-hearted people is only hope for Chandini to survive this rare, but treatable cancer.

After the disease was detected in February 2015, her father Sat Narayan Sah, who worked at a mobile repairing shop, took Chandini to the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Shankar Netralaya, Bengaluru and even to AIIMS, New Delhi. However, due to financial constraints, the family had to discontinue the treatment.

�After she lost the vision in her right eye, her eye was removed to stop the disease from spreading further. I am not being able to continue my job due to her ailment. We are finding it difficult to continue the treatment,� said her father.

Chandini�s family has given the mobile number 99540-88375 for any person interested in giving donations for the little girl�s treatment.