Hello everybody, the funds would be used for my son's Cochlear Implant who has bilateral hearing loss aged 3 years 10 months old son Eshaan Manish Mohite. We are already late for his surgery thinking that hearing aid would suffice. We got to know he has a hearing problem at the age of 1 and a half year. Only if the hospital had performed OAE test at birth we would have got to know earlier and we would have taken decision. This mistake cost us dearly and it is a renowned hospital in Pune have various branches across the Pune city. His therapy is going on but the implant costs are very high approximately 8 lacs,right now I am not working but recently have started with a Amul franchise in a partnership as I need to fully dedicate time to him and cannot even stay idle at home. The cost not only includes implant but also therapy that too by a professional plus mapping plus the processor needs upgradation from time to time and this would be forever and ever. Post implant therapy would be taken care by me.
Talking about Eshaan he is very active in school, loves sports, water so need a water proof machine. He can draw, write numbers, alphabets, standing nad sleeping lines etc. even his teachers appreciate him only if he would have been able to read and write he would have improved a lot so without wasting more time I want him to succeed like everyone else wants their children. He loves watching movies, cartoons, football, cricket, etc. I would want him to represent India in any sports which he likes or anything that he likes and we would help him develop it.
About us we are in a joint family, during wife's pregnancy she did not have any complications which can lead to this hearing loss nor are we married in same blood relationship nor was he in NICU, there is no family history for same both sides but still it's a Gods gift which we have accepted and truly believe he will achieve greater heights with cochlear implant then we can proudly say these were the people who have helped you to scream, shout, feel, express , hear music and dance to it.
My sincere request for every parent is to compulsorily do OAE TEST after the child is born.
I do assure that the funds received would only be used for my son's implant and nothing more. I would provide every receipt if required.
Small update the estimation for basic implant given is Rs. 6,69,000/- for a single ear excluding post implant therapy, mapping, accessories, batteries, maintenance etc. As he has a bilateral hearing loss now I am thinking of doing basic implant for right ear if I am able to procure more funds would go for an upgrade and if possible would do it for both the ears but these funds wouldn't suffice. Again I repeat post implant would be taken care by me and family.
As estimation is around 7 lacs for a ear and my family would contribute around 2 lacs I am shortfall of 5 lacs if you guys can transfer to Eshaan's personal account would be better and this account is created today only for his expenses. Actually the cost till date is also high right from his OAE , BERA and various tests , hearing aid costed us around a lac with battery and other maintenance charges etc. adding his therapy for past 2 years which would be more than Rs.1000/- per week so we have spent a small sizeable amount therefore requesting you and your loved ones to contribute. Now also he has to take various tests, therapy 2 sessions per week which is borne by us. Thank you once again.