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Mother Who Lost Husband And Elder Son Is Fighting To Save Her Youngest

“I have been fighting a long and exhausting battle for more than twelve years now. My husband passed away when Mihir was just 5 months old. Soon, I got to know that both my sons have a deadly blood disorder. Before I could try to save both of them, my elder child passed away in 2015. Mihir is all that I have got in this world now, but I don’t have enough money to save him”. - Sujatha, Mihir’s mother.

Sujatha’s in-laws abandoned her and her 2 children within 3 days of her husband’s death

Sujatha lost her husband in 2007 to a heart attack. She found herself alone with nobody to support; her world came crashing down but she did not give up hope. She took up a job in a private firm to support her two sons. Things were starting to look up when 6-month-old Mihir was also diagnosed with a disease where the body produces abnormally low amounts of hemoglobin in the blood. And as cruel fate would have it, her elder son was also found to have the same condition.



“After my husband died, I believed that my children would be there for me even if nobody else would. When they were both diagnosed with the same deadly condition, something broke inside me. Knowing that your kids have very little time left in the world is the worst that could happen to any mother. But I was ready to fight,”-Sujatha

This bold mother took care of her children’s treatment by working over-time, but she could not save one of them

She was living in Bengaluru when her husband suddenly passed away. She decided to shift to a cheaper city with her sons soon, she moved to her hometown in Gujarat. She took up a job in a private firm where the pay was decent, but it was never enough for their needs. Both her sons needed blood transfusions every 15 days. Her elder son was going to school and so she had to pay his fees. There was no way she could have managed to pay for all this without working over-time.


 She died inside, but she did not let Mihir know that his brother had died.

“Mihir had never seen his father, so his brother was more like a father-figure to him. When he died, I kept Mihir away in a friend’s place. I didn’t want him to see and understand death at such a young age (he was just 8-years-old). But gradually, he understood and asked me one day, ‘Bhaiya has gone to meet God, hasn’t he?’. I didn’t know what to tell him because I knew that if I didn’t do something urgently, even he would meet the same fate,”- Sujatha, with tears in her eyes.

Today, Sujatha has returned to Bengaluru with only one mission: Save Mihir at any cost

Sujatha gave up her job and accumulated whatever saving she had to come to Bengaluru again, after so many years. She is determined to get Mihir a bone marrow transplant soon because that is the only way she will not lose him to death.

“Mihir is 11 years old today. He is a bright student at school, despite his condition. Blood transfusions cannot keep him alive for longer. I know this for a fact, because it is exactly what happened to my elder kid. So I have lost everything – my job, my jewellery, my savings- only to see my son alive. If Mihir also leaves me, then I don’t know what I will do with my life,”- Sujatha.

How you can help

Since Mihir’s elder brother also passed away when he was 11, there is a high probability that Mihir will also not live beyond this age. This is what scares his mother, Sujatha, the most. She needs Rs 30 lakh, a huge amount that she cannot afford, to save him.

“The donor is ready and all preparations are in full swing. We are just short on funds. Please help me. I will pray for each and every one who helps me to save Mihir. I am a desperate, broke mother, who is begging for your kindness,”-Sujatha, Mihir’s mother.





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Account number: 80808080101015300 
Account holder's name: Sujata Banerjee
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23rd December 2019
Dear Supporters ,

Master Mihir Banerjee underwent the stem cell transplant on June 2018. He was doing well post transplant and was on routine follow up with the team of doctors.

Unfortunately, he had fever and altered sensorium on 7th of December 2019. He was in Septic shock (Hypotension) and required admission in PICU. He was found to have brain infarct (stroke) and gradually had multi organ dysfunction too. He is admitted in the PICU for the past few days and has shown some improvement.

His blood pressure has stabilized and his cardiac and renal parameters also has improved. Fever spikes are still continuing and he still need ventilator support. He has also dedveloped neorological deficit with left sided weakness. We anticipate a prolonged PICU stay with other supportive measures. He has an excellent chance of recovery.

Attaching a letter from the hospital also explaining his health.



Regards
Dr. Sunil Bhatt
Director and Clinical Lead
Pediatric Hematology, NH 
Dear Supporters ,

Master Mihir Banerjee underwent the stem cell transplant on June 2018. He was doing well post transplant and was on routine follow up with the team of doctors.

Unfortunately, he had fever and altered sensorium on 7th of December 2019. He was in Septic shock (Hypotension) and required admission in PICU. He was found to have brain infarct (stroke) and gradually had multi organ dysfunction too. He is admitted in the PICU for the past few days and has shown some improvement.

His blood pressure has stabilized and his cardiac and renal parameters also has improved. Fever spikes are still continuing and he still need ventilator support. He has also dedveloped neorological deficit with left sided weakness. We anticipate a prolonged PICU stay with other supportive measures. He has an excellent chance of recovery.

Attaching a letter from the hospital also explaining his health.



Regards
Dr. Sunil Bhatt
Director and Clinical Lead
Pediatric Hematology, NH 
20th November 2019
Dear donors,

Mihir is doing well. He's been admitted in day care for Bone marrow aspiration. We'll keep you posted.

Thank you all,
Sujatha


Dear donors,

Mihir is doing well. He's been admitted in day care for Bone marrow aspiration. We'll keep you posted.

Thank you all,
Sujatha


19th April 2019
Dear Supporters,

Mihir is recovering well, he is continuing the treatment in NH, he is doing regular follow ups. He will start going to school next session

I thank you all with all my heart. Please keep him in your prayers! 

Warmly,
Sujata
Dear Supporters,

Mihir is recovering well, he is continuing the treatment in NH, he is doing regular follow ups. He will start going to school next session

I thank you all with all my heart. Please keep him in your prayers! 

Warmly,
Sujata
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