At 17 years of age, Adithya has been in constant pain, fighting to stay alive and make it to the rest of his life. With an income of just Rs. 4000/month Vivekananda Kamath moved mountains to fund Rs. 34 lakhs for a liver transplant that saved his son's life. The story did not end there. Adithya is not out of danger yet as he wound up with a complication after surgery. He still needs treatment and his father is struggling for every rupee to mobilize funds
Adithya is the only son of Vivekananda and Smitha. They come from a modest household near Udupi, where Vivekananda works at an educational institution. He makes close to Rs. 48000/year, less than what even a daily wage farmer makes toiling on his land.
It was physical, mental and emotional hell trying to save Adithya from the grasp of death
Running a household on Rs. 4000/month is never easy, especially while you have a child studying in 1st PUC. Vivekananda was preparing for Adithya's future when his existence came into question. The boy took a break from school while battling the disease. The family pleaded everyone they knew for funds. They are now deep in debt, mortgaged everything they ever owned, and pooled in Rs. 34 lakhs for a liver transplant. It was traumatizing every minute.
Just when they thought the worst was over, fate played its hand trapping them again
Aditya was recovering when he was found to have a biliary stricture. He was admitted to the hospital once more and had double stenting procedure. Now he needs regular follow-ups, medicines, stenting of bile duct every three months, and frequent lab tests for the entire year.