“Every day when I wake up I just wish my husband was here. My son needs him, I need him. It’s getting harder for me each day to keep my child alive. I don’t want to lose him too.” - Fatima
“Since two years, my child was continuously falling sick. Fever, throat pain, loose motions and his stomach, it started swelling up. When my husband was there he used to handle everything, take him to the hospital and his medicines. Now...I can’t even afford meals two times a day, how will I... ? " Fatima, breaking into tears.
She started working as a labourer for survival
Abdul worked as a mechanic and after he passed away, Fatima started working as a daily wage labourer. But she has to take care of her two small kids as well (her daughter is just 3). She goes to work on alternate days and is somehow managing but it will not be enough to save her son.
Fatima and Abdul took Mansur to different hospitals but they were never told his condition was this serious. 2 months back when Mansur fell seriously ill, his condition came into light.
He can’t even cry his heart out, it hurts
“Along with the excruciating throat pain, he has boils on his body now. He can’t even express his pain or cry. He holds me with tears in his eyes, trying to say that it hurts but is unable to. I just can’t watch him like this anymore.”
Abdul is not the only family Fatima lost
2 years ago,Abdul and Fatima lost their eldest son who was five years old. What scares Fatima the most is losing her second son to the same disease.
“At that time we didn’t know and we couldn’t save him. It happened all of a sudden. Now I have the chance to save my son. Even though my husband is not there, I am ready to fight.I am ready to give a part of me but where will I get 18 lakhs from. I sold the only land we had for his treatment, I have nothing left."
Fatima is ready to donate her liver but the only thing that is stopping this mother from saving her child is the cost of the treatment. With your kind help, Mansur can be saved and he can live a normal life. You are their only hope.