Agra: A terminally ill 11-year-old boy from Agra has made an emotional appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for help inn treatment of his blood cancer.
According to 'The Times of India,' the boy has sought financial assistance from the two for treatment of his blood cancer and expressed his desire to stay alive.
"I'm only 11 years old and want to live to see the world," Ansh Upreti said in his letter to PM Modi and the UP CM.
The boy has been suffering from the disease for the past three years and his declining health has forced his family to sell off all their possessions, including their house in Gokulpura, to meet the expenses for his treatment.
In his letter, Ansh further stated, "due to severe financial constraints" he has been forced to discontinue his allopathic treatment and was now on Ayurvedic drugs.
He has also claimed that because of his illness, his family was living hand to mouth.
Incidentally, earlier this month the PMO had responded to similar plea by a 6-year-old girl from an improvised family in Pune and arranged assistance for her heart treatment. The girl had too written a letter to Modi seeking help of her treatment.