“I can’t go back into the hospital, I can’t go see my daughter… I can’t face my wife. I haven’t been able to afford my daughter’s medicine today. I’m just sitting under this tree, worried about what I should be doing now. I can’t even afford a packet of biscuit anymore, how can I save my daughter’s life?” – Taraknath, father
The past 12 days have been nothing short of hell for Taraknath and Mamta. But today is the worst. Their daughter, Minati, has been unconscious in the ICU, her organs shutting down. And today, he can’t even afford her medicines anymore. How will they keep her alive without your help?
Her parents break down every time they see her lying lifeless in the ICUMinati is on ventilator support now. What’s worse, now her vital organs are being affected due to septic shock – kidneys, lungs and her brain. They could all fail. The only thing that can save this 14-year-old is ICU care.
“It was just a small swelling in her neck..but as soon as we took her to the doctor, they said something was not right. That day we took her to Kolkata in the bus to a bigger hospital. That was the last day she was conscious. It’s been 12 days, and she’s still in the ICU, fighting…”
Mamta can’t even finish her sentences now. Every time she goes to the ICU or talks about Minati, she breaks down. She doesn’t eat anymore, she doesn’t even sleep. She’s just waiting for the Minati wakes up and calls out to her again.
Despite begging and borrowing from everyone he knows, this father is helplessMinati’s life was a normal one. She likes going to school, playing with her friends. Her simple, happy life changed overnight. As she fights for her life in the ICU, Taraknath struggles to find a way to save her. He makes flowers from paper and sells them to shops in Murshidabad. He has already borrowed and spent over 1 lakh on Minati’s treatment. He has begged family and neighbours – everyone has done their bit. But it’s not enough. Taraknath needs our help to save Minati. He has no savings and no help.
Taraknath and Mamta have been going days without eating. All they think about is Minati. But if they can’t afford to continue her treatment, they will lose her forever. You are their only hope.