'Small' support revives hopes of blood cancer patient

Published On: November 24, 2016 12:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: After losing hopes of survival, twenty-year-old Anika Tamang has started dreaming of recovering from blood cancer after receiving financial support from her well wishers.

Tamang, who has been undergoing treatment at TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj since the last two and half months, received financial support for cancer treatment from Nepali migrant workers in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday.

A total amount of Rs 105,500 collected from 69 migrant workers was handed over to Tamang of Mulkharka-1 of Okhaldhunga district.

“Based on the appeal published in the social networking sites, we collected USD 5 to USD 25 from migrant workers based in Green Village, Kabul, to support the ailing girl,” Suman Bahadur Magar, a migrant worker, who is on leave and represents migrant workers in Kabul, said after handing over the treatment fund.

"The small support from us might help the girl recover from blood cancer, which is in the first stage, and live a healthy life again," Magar, from Ramechhap, said.

After receiving the amount collected by the migrant workers, Tamang, said, "I had almost lost my hope but with the so much support, I am hopeful of gaining a new life."

Tamang, the sole breadwinner of her family consisting of a widow mother and two other siblings, was working in Gwaga of Gulmi district in the public health sector while pursuing her studies there before being hospitalized. 

"Doctors have advised her to continue treatment for about five years but the cost of treatment is beyond our capacity," said the family of the victim seeking more support for her treatment.

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