“Everything changed practically overnight. We took him to the hospital for a fever, and came back home with a kidney disease diagnosis. It’s been 2 years now, and my heart sinks just thinking about the time he has lost to this disease and all the suffering he’s quietly enduring…” - Arshiya, mother
Following a two-week hospitalization for a fever, they found out his kidneys are failingJust as the country went into lockdown during the first wave of the pandemic in March 2020, Danish came down with a high fever. When it didn’t subside with basic medication even a few days later, he was rushed to the hospital, where he tested positive for COVID-19.
“His temperature was soaring for days and his oxygen saturation levels had dropped so low. We were terrified looking at how sick he had become. Then through a blood test result, we found out that he had high levels of creatinine in his body. The doctor recommended he undergo a biopsy, and that day they told us his kidneys were damaged and not functioning the way they should be.” - Suleman, father
Kidney transplant is the only way he can recoverThe 18-year-old was diagnosed with kidney disease, a progressive condition that can lead to renal failure. The kidneys filter waste and excess fluid from the blood. As they fail, the waste builds up, damaging the kidney and hindering its functioning.
“For the past 2 years, he had been on medication - endless amounts of tablets, three times a day. But there wasn’t much improvement in his condition with that. Recently, he’s been undergoing plasma therapy. But we have been told that the only way he can be saved is a kidney transplant, and even a slight delay could be very dangerous for him…” - Arshiya
Hailing from a poor background, this family needs your helpSuleman owns a small shoe shop and his family is entirely dependent on him and his monthly income of INR 10,000 to get by. He already struggles to put food on the table, and in this state, he cannot meet the hefty expenses of his son’s life-saving transplant. INR 12 lakhs is an impossible amount for him to afford.
“We have made it this far and kept his treatment going thanks to the benevolence of our relatives, who have helped us. But how much more can we expect them to give us? They too have their problems to deal with. My son’s surgery is expensive, and we even have outstanding payments with the hospital. That is why, as a father, I am asking for help to save my son from this twisted fate and endless suffering… Please watch over my Danish, favourably.” - Suleman
A business management student, Danish dreamed of pursuing a business career and providing his family with a better life. Your contributions can help him undergo kidney transplant and give him the strength to carry on.