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11-Month-Old Baby Girl With 80% Damaged Liver Needs Transplant

“One day last January, she had stopped eating altogether and was crying all day. Nothing we did could help soothe her. Then suddenly her eyes shut and she became unresponsive. We rushed her to the hospital at around 3 am in the morning. Doctors told us that she had a brain swelling; her vitals and blood sugar was very low. We almost lost her that day. But we also learnt a horrible truth – that this same episode can repeat if she does not get a liver transplant soon,”-Omkar, Baby Prisha.
 
Baby Prisha’s liver is over 80% damaged and she is inching towards complete liver failure with every passing day. The only cure for her condition is an urgent liver transplant – but it costs lakhs of rupees that her middle-class family cannot afford.

They believed her stomach was bloating due to gas, but they were terribly wrong

When Shruti gave birth to Prisha last year, she thanked the Gods for her luck as she had always hoped for a little girl. She and her husband Omkar vowed to give her child the best upbringing, despite the fact that their finances were not great. Everything was fine until the baby turned 6 weeks and her eyes started yellowing. A trip to the doctor revealed a liver problem – biliary atresia. The baby even underwent a surgery when she was 2 months old. These parents believed that their baby was cured until her stomach started bloating.



“We initially thought that it was gas and gave her many drops and syrups. Nothing worked. The bloating only got worse and now she has a watermelon-sized belly. When the doctors finally told us that it was due to liver damage, it was already too late,”-Omkar

These parents keep close watch on their child as anything can happen to her now

Now Baby Prisha’s condition is beyond worse. The albumin and plasma levels in her blood dip drastically once in every two weeks and when this happens, she has to be rushed to the hospital. If she does not get injections immediately, she can lose her life.

“We look for signs of irritability and weakness. Also when she stops eating, we know that something is up. We take her to the hospital immediately – we have even rented a small flat near the hospital for this purpose,”-Shruti, mother

‘We are middle-class people, how will we afford such an expensive procedure?’

 Omkar is the only breadwinner of their 3-member family. He works as an associate in a private company in Pune for a salary of Rs 17,000. The bulk of his income goes towards paying rent and getting groceries. He is not able to save anything. He was able to pay for his baby’s treatment till now by borrowing heavily from friends and relatives. But he cannot borrow such a huge amount required for the transplant and is struggling.


“We are normal middle-class people who have to work hard to get food on our plates. Every day is a struggle for us. We don’t have savings, we only have debts. How will we arrange such a huge amount right in time to save the baby?”-Omkar.
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29th April 2019
Dear Supporters,

I would like to thank each and every one of you who came forward to help my Prisha. Since we were unable to use these funds to help her, we decided to use the same to help out two other children in need.

Other than those of you, who requested to divert the donation to a particular campaign, the rest of the amount has been transferred to the following two campaigns:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-jayavardhan-m
AND
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-swastika-kamble

Please do try to save these kids who have hope to recover.

Regards,
Omkar
(Prisha's Father)
Dear Supporters,

I would like to thank each and every one of you who came forward to help my Prisha. Since we were unable to use these funds to help her, we decided to use the same to help out two other children in need.

Other than those of you, who requested to divert the donation to a particular campaign, the rest of the amount has been transferred to the following two campaigns:
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-jayavardhan-m
AND
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-swastika-kamble

Please do try to save these kids who have hope to recover.

Regards,
Omkar
(Prisha's Father)
23rd April 2019
Dear Supporters,

This is Anoj, co-founder of Milaap. Firstly, I'd like to thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards Prisha. It means a lot to all of us.

Unfortunately, Prisha passed away amidst her treatment. At Milaap, we release funds raised only against utilization for the intended purpose, supported by treatment update from the doctor as well as bills and invoices given to us. Hence no funds have been transferred and parents are aware and have agreed to the same.

We do understand that some of you may like a refund since the original purpose was not met. - 100% of your contribution will be refunded - please reply to us by 26th of April.

In case of a bank transfer made to the account number mentioned in the page, we would request you to share the account details with us by replying to the email or reaching out to team Milaap on feedback@milaap.org.

Our prayers and wishes are with her family.

Thank you.
Dear Supporters,

This is Anoj, co-founder of Milaap. Firstly, I'd like to thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards Prisha. It means a lot to all of us.

Unfortunately, Prisha passed away amidst her treatment. At Milaap, we release funds raised only against utilization for the intended purpose, supported by treatment update from the doctor as well as bills and invoices given to us. Hence no funds have been transferred and parents are aware and have agreed to the same.

We do understand that some of you may like a refund since the original purpose was not met. - 100% of your contribution will be refunded - please reply to us by 26th of April.

In case of a bank transfer made to the account number mentioned in the page, we would request you to share the account details with us by replying to the email or reaching out to team Milaap on feedback@milaap.org.

Our prayers and wishes are with her family.

Thank you.
17th April 2019
Dear Supporters,

With a heavy heart, I would like to inform you all that my baby, Prisha has passed away.
My wife and I thank you all for the immense support you have given us.
She will always be remembered.

Regards,
Omkar
(Father)
Dear Supporters,

With a heavy heart, I would like to inform you all that my baby, Prisha has passed away.
My wife and I thank you all for the immense support you have given us.
She will always be remembered.

Regards,
Omkar
(Father)
Rs.685,052 raised

Goal: Rs.2,500,000

Beneficiary: Prisha Malvadkar info_outline

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