How An NGO Helped A Cancer Patient

Ever since I was young I wanted to do some social work. However things caught me up so severely that I could barely find any leisure time. I was busy building my career and somehow I managed to land on a decent job. But the desire to be associated with the betterment of society was not yet fulfilled. Though I never wished to become a full time social work yet I wanted to be a part of an NGO which truly worked to improve the loopholes in the society.
One day when I came back from the office, I was glancing at the newspaper. In City News I found a very interesting story. An NGO named Survive Cancer run by a social worker who was a cancer survivor. He has started this NGO to help people who are poor and suffering from any form of cancer. The NGO was Government affiliated and hence all the poor who cannot afford cancer treatment shall seek them. The NGO would extend their support to those who are financially challenged and at the initial stage of cancer. Once they recognize that the patient needs treatment right away they seek top oncologists and top cancer specialists in India. And further proceedings are done by the NGO people.
I was very impressed when I found out about this incredible work they were doing. When you get treatment from the top cancer specialist in India, you ought to survive this dangerous disease. I tried to reach this NGO people. I told them that I want to be a part of this NGO! They called me for the interview and guess what I was selected! It was very easy to become a part of the NGO as they needed few volunteers. My happiness knew no bounds. And above all we only had to work on our day-offs. That means I would work only two days Saturday and Sunday as my office had holidays on weekends.
The NGO people were very polite and their only motive was to give life to poor people who cannot survive cancer. I was happy being a part of it. Eventually my first day at NGO office arrived. After reaching office I realized that we have to take one patient to the top oncologist in India. We reached to the hospital. It was a huge hospital which had top cancer specialists in India working under one roof. The family of the patient was already present at the hospital premises. I was shocked when I found out that the patient was a small child who was barely 6 years old. He had a tumor in his brain. It was evident that the boy would die and he had very less time.
When the NGO people reached the family of the little boy, they assured the family members that their child will survive. The NGO people have done tests on the child to identify his exact condition. Post assessment it was revealed that he had a cancerous tumor in his brain. His health deteriorated each passing day. However when they started the treatment under top oncologist of India, the boy was getting better. The doctor advised us to start the chemo soon.
The boy was very vulnerable and we didn’t h any second thoughts as it was the top cancer specialist in India who was advised us. We immediately admitted the boy to the hospital. I took care of the further procedure. The next day we were called and it was time for the chemo therapy of the boy. The boy was nervous as he did not understand what was happening with him. However we knew that the treatment was going to get intense in few days. Chemotherapy helps to eradicate the tumor from the body with the help of radiations. And the radiations cause a patient to lose all his hair over body.
I saw the boy and the doctor having a little conversation. It seemed like a fun talk as the boy was laughing. Being the top cancer specialist in India, the doctor seemed very humble and professional when he started the treatment on the boy.
The boy compelled me to visit him every day as he was very innocent and he needed a companion. His family members were present but his mother would only cry. As the time passed, the boy started losing all his hair from the body. But it was needed. I brought some toys for the boy so that he could play. I would read him stories before he went to sleep.
It was an emotional period for me because I started developing a bond with the boy. Every time when I went back home after visiting the hospital I wouldn’t eat properly thinking about the boy. But since he was treated by the best cancer specialist in India he ought to survive this fatal disease! And eventually he did. He was getting better at a very fast rate. It was good to see him in pink heath.
The family of the boy was grateful to us. I was grateful to God that he saved the life of such an innocent child. I decided to become associated with this NGO as much as I can. I loved helping such people who cannot afford cancer treatment.

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