At just 2 months, Akash underwent his first cardiac surgery
“He was doing alright after birth. But two months later, he began crying non-stop. His feet and hands turned blue. We rushed him to the hospital and they ran so many tests. They told us he was fighting deadly heart disease and that he’d have to undergo immediate surgery to stay alive. Our world crumbled. It was sudden and devastating…” – Shanthi, mother
Owing to an undeveloped valve in his heart, pure blood was getting mixed with impure blood. He underwent surgery immediately and was saved just in time. But the problem persists.
He was unconscious for days, it was a miserable timeHis parents judiciously took him for check-ups and it was during one of those check-ups, that the doctor found a block in his heart. His heart had weakened and he needed not 1, but 2 follow-up surgeries.
“We hadn’t yet sent him to school, because we were scared for his health. We were waiting for him to get better. But that day, when they said he needed 2 more surgeries, we lost all hope. After his surgery, he was unconscious for days. A frail little boy undergoing such major surgeries! Why? Even when he opened his eyes, he couldn’t speak for days. We thought he’d lost his speech…it was a miserable time! We thought everything would become better now, but…” – Shanthi
If he can't get this implant, all his struggle will go in vain
“I am a daily wage labourer. Unable to find work in our village, I left for Kerala 2 years ago, just so I could support Akash’s medication expenses. But I earn no more than Rs.7,000/month. Shanthi has been all alone for 2 years now, struggling to take care of the house, and Akash. Although I want to be with her, I can’t quit my job here. It is our only source of income. 10lakh rupees…I can’t afford it even if I toil for 10 years, night and day! We need to save our son. For that we need your help. Please.” – Rayar, father
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