Insulin pump fixed on body, Sunu keeps rhythm on stage
Panthalam: Sunu has the insulin pump pinned to her stomach all the time, even when she dances on the stage. Despite the pain of needle piercing into her body, Sunu keeps the rhythm as she is so much passionate about dance. Sunu was affected with juvenile diabetes when she was a student of class 1.
12-year-old Sunu is the daughter of Panthalam Kurambala native Sabu George and Anu. She is a class 7 student of Perumpulikkal SRV UP school. She is practicing for her debut performance on November 27. She has already proved her talent in several competitions.
Sunu has won first in folk dance and Sanskrit poem recital in Panthalam sub-district arts festival. Last year, she had won ‘A’ grade in folk dance in district level. When it comes to academics, dance or disease never comes in her way. She is the school first in studies too. Kurambala Sree Nageshwara Dance School Director Nagalakshmi S. Kurup is Sunu’s dance teacher. Understanding her passion, she teaches Sunu for free.
The disease does not let Sunu live without medicine for even a moment. She regained her life after treatment in Kochi Amritha Hospital and Medical College for Children in Kottayam. The doctors fixed an insulin pump to her body 4 years ago, in order to control insulin. The pump is refilled with medicine every 3 days. Its battery also should be changed frequently. All these cost about Rs 22,000 a month.