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This Young Mother Is Fighting To Keep Her Heart Beating For Her Twins
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    Sima Bhakat

    from Bangalore, Karnataka

"For the first time, I am away from my 4-year-old twins. We left them with relatives back in West Bengal so I can get my treatment. They are crying every day and it breaks my heart. I want to live for them. I want to live for us."
30-year-old Sima Bhakat was a happy homemaker. Her life with husband, Tanmay, and twin sons feels distant ever since she was diagnosed with a cardiac problem. Sima has been suffering for months now from chest pain that has been debilitating. She needs a surgery immediately to make it alive.

"5-6 months ago, I felt like my heart was going to burst out of my chest. It began with palpitations. My heart began to race at first and then the pain just paralyzed me. I could not express the fear. When I told Tanmay, he took me to the doctor. We went to the small hospitals around our place in Navadeep. Everyone told us the same thing. I have a heart problem."

Sima's heart valves are damaged. She needs a double-valve repair surgery. The news of a heart condition rocked the family. They understand it as a fatal disease, and it is one if it goes untreated.

"I am 30. Life does not end here, does it? My children are so young. They cannot grow up without a mother. I am afraid of dying!"
Tanmay Bhakat makes handicrafts like mats and sells them on foot. He makes about Rs. 4000 every month depending on the sales and is hardly able to pool in the funds for this surgery.

"Most of the money goes to household expenses. I am so scared we won't be able to save Sima. Everyone in our village said that we have to come to Bangalore, that here Sima will get the best treatment. We cannot afford it, but if we manage to get help then I can save her!" - Tanmay

The cardiac surgery will cost Rs. 6,25,000, something that Tanmay is fighting hard to fund. He has committed to arranging Rs. 3,00,000 with the help of family and friends. They still need Rs. 3,25,000 for the surgery.

Your contribution can help this mother survive and help keep her heart beating for her family.

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