Kolkata, July 14: She had big dreams for a bright future until they came crashing one fine day. A very bright student, Saheli Chakraborty wanted the top ranks in Higher Secondary examinations and Joint Entrance examination for engineering and she was heading that way until came the big turn in her life.
She felt a stinging pain in her limbs and back during her Chemistry paper that forced her to leave the examination mid-way. She was not keeping well, true, but this came as a shock for her.
She was shown a doctor and was diagnosed with 'Barcids Lyphoma' or cancer in the Pancreas. Now, she resides permanently at the New Town Tata Medical Center.
Saheli is the younger of the two siblings in the modest middle-class family. her father is a daily wage labourer at the state's transport department and has no regular income. Saheli was a bright student since she was a kid and excelled in studies. She studied at 'Children's Own Home' and then 'Devishwari school' where she passed her class 10 exams. She was studying at Belur Girls High scool from where she was appearing for the Higher Secondary examination.
But her journey forward has come to a standstill. Doctors say that Saheli can survive on Chemotherapy, and blood transfusion at regular interval. But there is a hinderance there too. The treatment costs Rs 12 lakh and her blood group is O negative, which is a rare blood group.
However, doctors continue to give hope to Saheli and assure her that she can go back to studies after her treatment. While her family and friends are trying to help her in as many ways as possible, all efforts seem meaningless when it comes to collecting the entire amount.
Her father Tapan Chakroborty has no clue where to get the money from. Local sports clubs and Saheli's school have extended help, but that is not enough. Club member Sajal Chanda says,"the help is negligible as compared to what is required. We need more. Saheli is a meritorious student and we cannot let her die."
Saheli has been fighting the battle for the past 3 months, her parents are trying hard to save their only hope. Let us help her win the battle.
You can reach out to me at 9535613441 for further details (example, verification check etc). Blood donors with O negative blood group can also call.
For others who wish to contribute directly, here are the following bank details:
TAPAN KUMAR CHAKRABORTY
ACCOUNT NO:- 0163010445894
IFCS CODE: UTBI0UTT221
MOBILE NO: 9433328681 (Please note Mr Chakraborty speaks Bengali, broken Hindi and English and does not know any other language). You can also speak to Kanchan Roy (a volunteer who is helping the family in Kolkata) at 07278268775/8420286713/9674877537.
Looking forward to your help!