In 2005, Abu was a very happy, healthy young man. He was a famous painter. He was working as a daily wages employee for a painting company which does painting for houses, apartments, companies and shopping complexes. He was living with joy with his little family including his parents, beloved wife and little kids.
“He loved to roam around with his friends whenever he gets some time and I still remember he was a continuous cracker of jokes” – Hakkeem, Friend.
Abu and his family’s happiness started fading in 2006. One day when he was returning home after his work, he felt weakness and body pain. When he consulted doctor, he was told that his blood count is very low. He was given blood transfusions. After some time he started vomiting blood and started having violent seizures.
Abu went through detailed medical checkup and doctors diagnosed that both his kidneys are failed. That was a shocking news to his poor family. Doctors asked his family to find a kidney donor and do the kidney transplantation immediately. Abu is the sole earner for his family. His daily wages is the only console for his poor family to meet their daily expectations. His family stood astonished in front of the huge cost quoted by doctors for his kidney transplantation.
“That was a real challenging period for Abu and his family, but we raised according to the situation” – Navas, Friend.
Abu’s beloved friends were not ready to leave him. They decided to bring him back into life by any means. They started a local fund raiser campaign. With the whole hearten support from the humanity around him, his friends were able to collect the required expenses from the campaign. They got a paid kidney donor from Tamil Nadu for Abu. Abu came back to his normal life after kidney transplantation.
“I never saw him happy like that before. He started doing his work and became very much active in the evening chit chats. We got our Abu back at that time” – Shameer, Friend.
If only that was the end of his suffering.
In 2018, Abu has been diagnosed with symptoms of kidney failure again.
“He literally cried in front of me and he told to me that he wants to make his family safe as much as he can before his death. His main concern was his very old house which was about to fell down.” – Hakkeem, Friend.
By that time Hakkeem and his friends formed a charitable trust named SANTHWANAM PALOLIPARAMBA CHARITABLE TRUST to help needy peoples like Abu. SANTHWANAM TRUST with the support from the good hearten peoples around built a new house for Abu and family within a short span of three months.
Abu was surviving through dialyses and medications. Since he was not able to do his painting work and his family did not have any other source of income to meet his expenses, SANTHWANAM TRUST was taking care of his complete medical and life expenses.
Abu’s situation became worst in January, 2019. Doctors gave him the tragic news that his kidneys had reached a point of where they are about to stop functioning completely. They told Abu that dialysis will not work for long time and kidney should be transplanted as early as possible.
“I decided to surrender to my fate and I started waiting for my death. My friends, family members, relatives, native peoples already put so much effort for me and I do not want to go to them again for my life” – Says Abu.
“We came to know about Abu’s situation and decided to intervene immediately. We don’t want to leave him simply in to death with the only reason that there is no money for his kidney transplantation.” – Hakkeem, Santhwanam Trust Board Member.
Santhwanam Trust immediately called for an emergency general body meeting to discuss and decide what they can do to save Abu’s precious life. Meeting was filled with the presence of people who loves Abu. Meeting unanimously decided to start a big fund raiser campaign under the leadership of Santhwanam Trust to collect the expenses required to bring Abu back into his life.
Abu is living in a village called Paloliparamba, near Perinthalmanna of Malappuram District in Kerala, India. Each and every person in the village now has only one motto – Save Abu’s life. Though his wife agreed to donate her kidney for Abu, big challenge for them is to meet the expenses for his kidney transplantation.
Santhwanam Trust already spent 2 Lakhs for doing dialyses, scanning and other medical tests for Abu. They are trying their level best now to collect the money required for Abu’s kidney transplantation. They are planning to go beyond and support Abu even after his kidney transplantation by helping him to start a new business that he will be able to do. Because he will not be able to do his painting work no more and even his wife also cannot work for some time, because she is the kidney donor. They need at least 20 Lakhs to meet all these requirements.
Each one of you can help to bring back happiness into Abu and his poor family.