“We thought it was a regular fever, but at night he started shaking violently. I was so scared, I didn’t know what to do or what was happening to my son. Just one night changed his life completely.”
7-year-old Aditya has a serious condition because of which the arteries that carry blood to his kidneys are blocked. This causes extremely high blood pressure for the little one, and without an urgent surgery, he will risk severe kidney damage. Every day that he goes without the surgery, his condition is only getting worse. His parents Uday and Shobhavati are desperate to save their son, but they’re now at a dead end.
The diagnosis that changed everythingAditya was an active and cheerful child. He woke up happy, and jumped up to get ready for school every day, looking forward to meeting his friends and playing with them. Shobha never expected life to take a such a tragic turn for her son.
On the fateful night of his seizure, they rushed him to the hospital. To their shock, they were told that Aditya has a serious condition that stopped the blood flow to his kidneys. Only a renal artery stent surgery, which will allow the blood to flow properly, can save him now.
“Every other day he complains that he is dizzy and develops a fever. He’s become so weak and he hasn’t been able to go to school since he fell sick. His blood pressure is extremely high. They said that if he’s going to get better, he needs to have a surgery.”
His parents stay up all night to watch over himUday and Shobhavati are so scared about what might happen to next. They never know when his condition will suddenly deteriorate, and they stay up all night worriedly watching over him.
“At any minute his blood pressure can shoot up. Every time his blood pressure increases even a little, he starts feeling dizzy. He’s fainted so many times in these past two months. We never know what's going to happen next. He’s become so weak and dull because of this disorder. Every day I pray that he gets better and by some miracle, we’re able to get him the surgery that he needs to survive.”
Aditya is brave and wants to get the surgery soon to get better, but his parents are helplessAditya is only 7-years-old but tries to stay brave through all the pain. He keeps asking his parents when he can get the surgery so that he can go back to school again. Uday and Shobhavati assure him that he will get better soon, but they don’t have the means to afford the surgery, no matter how hard they try. Uday is a daily wage labourer and earns a meagre amount with which he can't support Aditya's treatment.
“We are struggling to make ends meet, but we do everything we can to make sure the children can at least go to school. We have been able to pay for his tests and medicines so far by borrowing from our neighbours. We can’t afford the 1.7 lakhs needed for his surgery. Our son is suffering so much and I feel like we have nowhere left to go. I want to do everything to save my son, but unfortunately, I’m being held back by our financial condition.
How You Can HelpThe surgery is the only hope for Aditya to have a future. He needs to have the surgery at the earliest, but his parents don’t have the means to pay for his treatment. Aditya is determined to get better, and no matter how positive he is, only a surgery can save his life. He needs your help to get treatment and live.
Your support can save Aditya’s life.