"When we looked at her for the first time, we were worried. She was so tiny but her stomach was so swollen. Her eyes and skin were yellow. I held her in my arms only a week after her birth. We thought the jaundice had subsided, but within days, she started itching all over her body. I didn't know how to stop it. The itching is so severe that her whole body now has scratches. Only a liver transplant will relieve her from this pain and trauma." - Mahalakshmi, Diyashree's mother.
Little Diya was born with a liver disease and has unbearable pain in her stomachLittle Diyasree is in excruciating pain from her birth. She can't walk on her own yet, and when her little fingers grab her mother's to try and stand up, she falls back, defeated. All she can do is cry, but sometimes, she cries so much that she stops breathing.
"She had a lot of medicines and injections but nothing reduced the swelling. We took her to a hospital in Chennai and only then we found about her liver disease. She cries so much and so loudly that within a few minutes, she faints. There are times when I fear to even touch her because her whole body has rashes."- Mahalakshmi.
Diya's liver is completely damaged and she needs an urgent liver transplant to surviveBy the time Mahalakshmi and Jai Kumar took Diya to a hospital in Chennai, her condition had become worse. A biopsy was done and the results confirmed her liver ailment. Doctors said that her liver is completely damaged and she needs a liver transplant at the earliest. Medicines have reduced her itching to some extent, but it is not enough. Only a liver transplant can put an end to all her pain.
"I don't know where I went wrong, I took immense care during my pregnancy. Despite all the difficulties, I made sure she had nutritious food. Now, even a small infection, fever or cold can be dangerous. Each passing minute seems like an hour. I'm scared that I might lose her at any moment." - Mahalakshmi.
Parents have exhausted all their resources and cannot afford the transplantDiya's family stays in Coimbatore. They took her all the way to Chennai for her treatment. Their 4-year-old daughter, Bhuva Shree, is at their relative's place. Jai Kumar has been working day and night. He spends sleepless nights not knowing how to arrange money for the transplant. His family and friends are helping him, but there's only so much they can do.
" I have already borrowed 1.5 lakhs for the treatment, now I do not know whom to turn to for help. I feel I have failed her as a father. I'm willing to do anything for my daughter, and all I wish is a normal and peaceful life for her." - Jai Kumar.
How you can help1-year-old Diyasree has been suffering from a serious liver disease since birth. She has unbearable pain and itching. Only a liver transplant can save her life. She has very little time without it. Her parents have exhausted everything that they had and are now helpless. With a meagre income of Rs 6000 per month, her father has no means to afford 20 lakhs for the transplant. Only your support can save her life.
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