Place: Basti, Uttar Pradesh
By: Lalit Mohan
“This poor little girl is suffering from this strange tumor and the disease is tormenting her each and every moment. This story is about a three years old innocent girl whose pain is yet to be heard by the “society” and the people’s representatives of the district. She is slowly advancing towards death but her cries have not reached the state’s chief minister or to our Prime Minister.
So now this girl has assumed her poverty as her fate and fighting her death. This tender heart touching story of Renu is not less than the plight of Agra, she could not express her sorrows to government or any authority concerned. She and her family belong to the Bahadur block of Kusrur Village.
Her father hardly could earn bread to feed his family, while her mother works at other people’s house as a maid. So in this condition, Renu’s poor parents don’t have enough money for her treatment. And her tumor of the head has become greater than the size of her head because of which she is facing difficulties in walking, eating, sleeping, studying and even playing.
Every moment she is in pain because of the tumor, but she can neither say to anyone nor her parents can do something to reduce the pain she is feeling.
The family who has been spending their lives in a hut are far away from all the governments schemes. With the curse of poverty there comes an added problem of having big family and many mouth to feed, there are seven kids in the family and this poor thing is fixed in the clutched of poverty and carelessness and her mother can’t just look after her ignoring other kids; she has to feed other kids as well. She cannot go to school nor can she spend her childhood like other children.
Renu’s mother has taken her to enough doctors from Gorakhpur to Lucknow but due to the lack of money they couldn’t continue her treatment. Renu and her family have now pleaded to the Chief Minister, in order to treat her tumor within time and save her life. Because her tumor is growing day by day and her parents don’t have enough money to take her to some good hospitals, it is like a ticking time bomb. Now we can only wait and watch, after looking the report how long it will take Renu’s voice to reach the Chief Minister of U.P. so that she can be happy like other normal kids.”
We request the Authorities to take this case and give this little one gift of life. Anyone who can take this cause can help her any way possible; there is no bigger gift than give of life. Our prayers with her and her family that she gets required support in time and lives normal life.