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Help little Daya get a liver transplantation

A tube going through her nose, her stomach swollen so much that one cannot see her face. Have we ever seen a baby tired of hunger but get restless at the sight of food.  Baby Daya does because once she eats, her stomach hurts her so much. An 11-month-old Daya begs with her tiny hands not to feed her.

Baby Daya was a healthy child at birth. Her parents, Rosely and Aniljith felt they are blessed to have another girl. 5-year-old Diya got a baby sister after waiting for 10 months. Life was nothing but beautiful for this family until the day their newborn fell sick.Daya’s tiny body turned yellow, she was becoming weak

“We saw her body turn yellow.  We didn’t know what was happening to our child. She was a healthy child at birth but she was losing weight. We took her to a doctor”- Rosely.

The doctor saw her bilirubin levels were high and asked Rosely to bring Dhaya for another medical test 25 days later. But within the next 5 days, Daya’s condition worsened. Rosely didn’t wait any longer, she took them to the doctor who advised them for further tests.Rosely will never forget the day the medical tests results were out. She was holding the baby in her hands. Aniljith who sensed her fears made her outside the doctor's cabin. She was trembling, she was praying hard that her little daughter should be safe.

Rosely could see Aniljith’s expression turn from fear toshock. After speaking to the doctor, Anil walked out holding the reports in his hand. His heart sank when he saw his wife and his 30-day-old baby. He didn’t want to tell his wife the news that would break her heart. Baby Daya was restless, trying to turn her body as if she recognized her father walking towards her.
“How can I tell her that her baby, the child she gave birth 30 days back is dying. How can I tell her these words” he fought his tears back as these thoughts ran through his mind. “What did the doctor say"?, asked Rosely sensing his tension. “Daya has a small issue in her liver”, she needs a surgery, said Aniljith.

That day Rosely didn’t know her daughter’s condition was much worse than a small issue in her liver, her baby daughter’s liver was failing.
The first surgery was not successful, what they feared became true.
At the 47th day, Daya underwent a procedure that was supposed to fix everything. But the surgery was not successful and all reports pointed to only one thing- she needs a liver transplant to live.
She managed to fight for her life for 10 months, this is her last chance
For the next 10 months, Rosely and Aniljith lost everything they ever saved. They spent over 7 lakhs, selling everything. They begged and borrowed from friends and strangers, and managed to pay another 8 lakhs for rest of the treatment.

“We came to know that in difficult times, relatives become strangers to you”, says Rosely.
Aniljith used to work as an electrician but he lost his job as he has to stay with Rosely and Daya. We don’t know how we came this far. We had nothing. I think it’s our Daya. She has been holding her life, even after a surgery.

She can only take food through a tube in her nose but now that is also stopped
Baby Daya is now on the ventilator. Her stomach has swollen to the extent that even slight movement hurt her so much. Doctors have stopped her feed because she cannot digest anything.

“I cannot watch my daughter cry in pain, her tiny body cannot bear so much. My stomach hurts, I carried her in me and now I cannot do anything to stop her pain.”.
Rosely and Aniljith are from Trivandrum and have travelled all the way to Kochi to save her 11-month-old daughter’s life. Their elder daughter, 5-year-old Diya is at home with her grandmother.  She complains on the phone always saying “I want to see my kunnuvava (baby sister). You told she will stay with us”.  

Diya is just 5 and doesn't know why her baby sister doesn’t come home. But she has heard her grandmother say to her neighbours “avalku karal matti vekannam” (she needs a liver transplant) but little Diya pronounces and thinks Karal (liver) is the same as Kavul (cheeks), so she says “entha dayaide kavulu mattivekathadu”.  Rosely smiles when she recalls this.  

Her face soon turns grim when she remembers that her daughter actually needs a liver transplant. They have not much time left, 15 lakhs need to be arranged. Rosely has agreed to donate her liver to save Daya.   “I have nothing left than my organ to save my daughter. We can’t watch her die”

How you can help
Baby Daya is fighting for her life. For 11 months she didn’t give up. But now she needs our help. A help that could get her a life-saving treatment, a help that will get her a new liver. Diya can finally take her baby sister home. With our help, this family can save their child.

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19th February 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful love and support that you have shown towards Daya. She has opened her eyes and is active now. She gave a test today and her parents are waiting for the reports to discuss further course of treatment with the doctors.

Her weight is still a concern but they are hopeful she will gain weight in the coming days. Her weight has increased to 6 kilograms but the doctors suggest that they cannot proceed further with the procedure until her weight increases to 7.5 kilograms.

I would like to thank all of you once again for all the wonderful support that you have shown towards baby Daya. Please do pray for her health and speedy recovery. Will keep you posted.


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Supporters (24)

Karthik donated Rs.1,202
23 days ago

Get well soon. God bless

Anonymous donated $100
27 days ago
Suhail donated $15.87
28 days ago

God bless her

ANIL donated Rs.2,000
28 days ago

Wishing her a speedy recovery

Anonymous donated Rs.500
29 days ago
Sunita donated Rs.500
about 1 month ago