With Just 2 Days Left For Her Transplant, This 9-Month-Old | Milaap
With Just 2 Days Left For Her Transplant, This 9-Month-Old Needs Help
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    Sainath Patel
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    child of Vijay Thakur

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

Her cute little face, that lovely smile - Shradha is the apple of her parents’ eyes. Their day brightens up when they see her happy. But that is a rare thing for these parents. 9-month-old Shradha hasn’t had a single day free of pain. Her liver is giving up on her and only a transplant in the next two days can save her life. Her parents, Sadhana and Vijay are scrambling for funds - they don’t have a single rupee to afford this. But this is their only chance to save Shradha.

Any further delay in the transplant can damage her brain

Shradha was born with biliary atresia - her bile ducts are blocked and it is damaging her liver. If she doesn’t get a transplant soon, they  there are high chances of her brain and kidneys getting damaged too.

“Right now, you can see how yellow she is because of jaundice. Her stomach is so swollen that she can’t even sit properly or crawl, she’s just in one place. Her eyes and her body is getting more yellow with every passing day. She cries for hours at a time. She’s been through a lot and she’s not even a year old!” Sadhana.

She was bleeding from her navel, I was so scared

“Just a month after her birth, I was so terrified when Shradha started bleeding from her navel. There was blood in her stool and her back was getting covered with black spots.  We rushed her to the hospital and got to know about how damaged her liver is. She got a Kasai operation too, hoping that it would cure her. It didn’t. ” – Sadhana.

Shradha’s condition is becoming worse. The jaundice is showing no signs of wearing off and the swelling in her stomach is increasing with every passing day. She can’t go on without an urgent liver transplant. Her mother has already been matched as a donor, but the family is short of the funds.

This is a testing time for us, we need your help

“Right now, my father-in-law is admitted to the hospital with tuberculosis. A few months back, both my mother-in-law and father-in-law were in the ICU and on the ventilator. Vijay has had an extremely difficult time and we don’t even have money to help them. Now we are at that juncture that we will lose Shradha if we can’t afford her transplant,”– Sadhana.

Vijay was unemployed and he just got a job a few months ago. Now, he has to quit and come back to help his daughter and father who are both critical.

After borrowing as much as they could from friends and relatives, they’ve paid over Rs. 3.5 lakhs for Shradha’s treatments until now. They have exhausted all their savings and simply cannot afford to help save their baby through a liver transplant which costs around Rs. 15 lakhs. Vijay is running around, trying to make all the arrangements but the clock is ticking - he doesn't have more than 2 days to save his daughter.

Vijay and Sadhana also have a 6-year-old son who they need to take care of too. This is one of the hardest periods of their lives and they need your support.

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