By: Krisha Gohil, Kleio Bhagwati, Suraj Pandey
Published On: October 11, 2021
4-year-old Divyansh’s smile knew no needles and chemos until July 2020. On the surface, it looked like the boy just had a headache and a few swellings on the nape, but underneath, something more grave was at play. B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia was destroying Divyansh’s blood cell production and his immunity!
Chemotherapies were the little one’s only release, but his tender body just couldn’t bear the pain without him shrieking. Within a span of a few months, the boy’s bubbliness had been replaced with tears. With the second wave on the rise, the boy also fell prey to COVID. Nimisha and Ashish were worried sick for their only child’s survival as their funds were diminishing rapidly against the hefty bills. The pandemic had taken away Ashish’s sole source of income as a salesman in the jewellery shop.
‘Divyansh is the light of our family. Nimisha and I weren’t ready to give up till we had tried everything in our power. Our child didn’t deserve an unjust fate. When Nimisha’s cousin got to know that we were at crossroads with financial shortcomings, he stepped forward to join hands with us. Some weeks later, a kind friend of his referred us to Impact Guru’s crowdfunding platform. After seeing countless fundraisers of kids with cancer and the amount of support they received from donors around the world, we knew we were making the right call. This leap of faith made all the difference.’
Ashish Maheshwari, father of Divyansh.