Kangpokpi: The love of a mother can move mountains. In Manipur, it moved the heart of a doctor, who subsequently made a ‘miracle’ happen for a woman whose son is suffering from Leukaemia at the JNIMS Hospital, Imphal.
Lamneilhing (32) from Chaljang Part-II in Kholjang area under Champhai Sub Division of Kangpokpi District is a mother of two. She is not the richest person around, but what she lacks financially, she has compensated that with her single-minded resolve to save her 11-year-old son suffering from Leukaemia.
Speaking to a local journalist, the mother narrated a miraculous story. She said her son Lamgunsen Kipgen, a student of Class V is suffering from Leukaemia ALL-B for the past two years. “His father left us to live with his second wife 10 years ago, and her elder sister Neiboikim Kipgen, 15, suffers from anxiety and sudden loss of consciousness,” she added.
“I have been toiling hard for their treatment as well as for their education alone. My son was admitted to the JNIMS Imphal for Leukaemia treatment last year, but I had to bring him back home in January this year as I could not continue the treatment owing to financial difficulty. This ultimately caused a relapse in his condition. He was readmitted to the same hospital after borrowing some money from my neighbours, but it was not even enough to buy medicine for his treatment”, she added.
Such was her financial crunch that even other patients at the hospital contributed to help her buy food and drinks.
“Even doctors and nurses at the hospital had to provide whatever free medication they could for my son”, added the mother.
The JNIMS Blood Bank also issued them many units of blood without replacement considering their condition and also there were no volunteers to donate blood required by the young boy for his treatment.
When the concerned doctor in charge of the boy found out about their adversity, he informed the HHP Child Helpline about their situation. Thanks to his mindfulness, the boy and his mother are getting support and help from the HHP Child Helpline now.
According to HHP Child Helpline Manipur, its volunteers immediately swung into action to help the patient and mother after the concerned doctor reached out to them.
The Childline contacted a pharmacy and opened an account to provide Lamgunsen with the medicines needed and they make weekly payments for the dues in the account, it added.
It also said that we coordinated with SRL Diagnostics to conduct all the necessary tests and charge them to HHP Child Helpline’s account while HHP Blood Wing will also be responsible for the provision of all the blood required for the patient’s treatment.
She said that the concerned doctor who looks after her son strictly advised him to be hospitalised at least for another 4-5 months otherwise the son’s treatment could be badly affected again.
The mother has appealed to all to come forward with support and help to sustain the support from the doctor and HHP Child Helpline Manipur.
She further conveyed her profound gratitude to the doctor, HHP Child Helpline Manipur, Tujang Area Youth Association for their unwavering support and assistance.
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