Shyam Babu is a 5-year-old child full of smiles and joy. However, Shyam suffers from a vein obstruction in his liver that has stopped his blood circulation. Shyam's condition has resulted in gastronomic bleeding and growth retardation.
How It All HappenedThree years ago, on a regular day, Shyam began vomiting blood. His father, a mechanic in an agro-products company in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, rushed home from work that day. Shyam was 2 years old when he was diagnosed with this condition.
"I remember that day. My wife called me up and cried to me. I left everything and rushed home." - Myla Rajeev,30, father of Shyam Babu."Every time my son drank or ate something, his stomach would swell up, and he would start vomiting blood. There were days when Shyam would cry, and not be able to communicate his pain," said Rajeev, who has been working as a mechanic in the same company for the last 10 years.
Doctors have informed Rajeev that surgery is the only solution - a solution that Rajeev is completely for, but cannot afford.
However, this was not the only struggle that Rajeev had to face. A few months back, while Rajeev was trying to get the best treatment for his son, his wife Jyothi, committed suicide, leaving the whole family, especially Rajeev completely lost and broken.
"It is very hard for me. I am not educated. I studied till the 10th standard, and started working immediately after that. This is the maximum that I can earn. It kills me that I cannot support my entire family no matter how much I work."- Rajeev.