“I was drying clothes on the terrace when I heard a loud thud followed by people screaming my name downstairs. When I bent over the boundary wall to see what it was about, I saw blood everywhere - my son's blood. He was asleep and I thought it would be okay to step out for a while. I even closed the main door, but he fell from the balcony. He must been looking for me there. Only if I…” - Sanvika, mother, unable to continue
On the morning of December 31, 3-year-old Kshitij toppled over a third floor balcony railing, and sustained multiple fractures as well as damage to his vital organs.
“I was at work and when I reached the hospital directly, I could hardly recognise my own son. He was covered in blood, bleeding through his mouth, his nose, eyes… everywhere. After immediate tests to determine his condition, the doctors told us that both his hands were fractured, he suffered a head injury and had internal bleeding, for which he needed surgery. He was wheeled into the operation thetare soon after. That morning my child had been absolutely fine, but in a matter of a few hours he was fighting for his life.” - Suraj
Merely a labourer, this father can't afford his son's treatmentKshitij underwent a major surgery to rectify the internal bleeding, followed by multiple fracture treatments. However, his head injury still needs surgery and he is also suffering from cardiac failure. Suraj works as a labourer in a private company and his monthly income of Rs 15, 000 is nowhere enough to afford his son’s treatment. He has managed so far by borrowing money, but now, he is failing to continue any further.
“He has been unconscious for days, unresponsive to our words. It was only a few days ago that he opened his eye and looked at us. His condition has improved so much, but he is far from making a full recovery. I am afraid I might lose him because of my inability to afford his treatment.” - Suraj
The cost of their son's surgery would amount to 9 lakh rupees, which is only possible to arrange with your help.