When Jyoti Kumar was 24 years old, she became pregnant. It was 1978.
Her good news that she was expecting a child was followed by bad news, however, after her doctor discovered her baby was growing outside of her womb.
Babies rarely survive an ectopic pregnancy and mothers experience great pain because of it. When she learned of the great lengths she would need to endure if she hoped to keep her child, Jyoti fled.
She sought treatment for her pain at a small clinic located in Central India. After months of medical care, her suffering subsided months and she assumed her health was just fine.
38 years later, her pain returned.