“He complained of fever and weakness at first but we thought it was the heat. But after his exam he became really weak and got bad jaundice. He was admitted for the whole month of May at the hospital,” said Shobha Shashidhar's mother.
Till that time, Shashidhar worked very hard, determined to get good marks in class 10 and join a good college. He is well-known in his school for his hardwork and intelligence. Despite struggling with bad health, he managed a GPA of 8.3 in class 10.Shashidhar now feels left behind as his classmates and friends apply to colleges they had shortlisted together. It makes his pain and sickness worse. His mother comforts him reminding him that he can apply next year.
Shashidhar's jaundice has become very acute and he needs two injections every day to manage the condition. His parents are very distressed at seeing their youngest child so sick. They have even come to Hyderabad to get better treatment for Shashidhar – whose condition is deteriorating rapidly.
Rakesh, his brother, is two years older to him and asks his mother if he should quit and get a job that will help with treatment. Even though the family has applied for state relief funds, the need is immediate and Shashidhar cannot wait any longer to get a transplant.
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