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This Baby Spent His First Birthday In The ICU, His Lungs Are Failing
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    Subrata Dey
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Ankit Maity

    from Kolkata, West Bengal

Three months ago when we had come to this hospital, I had not thought that my baby boy would be spending his first birthday in the hospital. I had hoped that he will recover soon and we would be able to take him home. But instead of that, his condition has been worsening. Now he can’t breathe without the support of the machine. His lungs are giving up on him, he has severe pneumonia. Without treatment they will stop working,” - Ashim, father of Ankit.

We were wrong in believing the doctors, I blame myself for this

Ashim and his wife, Rituparna had taken Ankit to the doctor when they noticed that his diarrhea was not getting any better. When local doctors gave up, they took him to the nearest city. The baby was admitted for a few days and then he got better.


“But his cold didn’t seem to go. His cough was very bad. I told the doctors but they said he is fine. What more do you say when a doctor tells you that your son is fine? I believed them but I shouldn’t have. Look, what believing in them got me - my son is now fighting for his life.

How can we eat when my son is being fed through pipes?

A housewife from Hooghly, Rituparna has lost her night’s sleep since the day her son has been hospitalised. Her entire day is spent praying for her only child - she hardly eats these days.


“How can I eat and sleep when my son is hardly able to breathe on his own? Doctors tell me that his lungs are damaged now - I don’t even know if he will live. My husband is struggling to afford his treatment, but we are afraid that we might not be able to save Ankit,” - Rituparna, mother.

I am over 2 lakhs in debt - how will I save my son?

Ashim’s savings are all over. His friends have been helping him so long but with every passing day it is getting difficult for them as well. He needs 6 lakhs more for Ankit's PICU stay. 


“I have sold my only piece of land for a very low price. There is no way I will be able to arrange for so much money. But without this treatment, I will lose Ankit. You’re the only one who can help me now,” - Ashim.

Ashim and Rituparna are desperate, they are counting on your help to save their only child. A generous contribution from your side can bring back their lost happiness.

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