Little Sudarshan’s laughter used to light up their house, but now the liver disease has stolen his happinessUntil one year ago, the weekends at Paramanand and Renuka’s small, humble home in Bijapur, Karanataka, were the noisiest. With all four of their children running around, playing hide and seek, their home was filled with joy. Sudarshan loved playing with his three sisters. He was happy going to school and would never miss a day. Once he was home, he would ride down the road on his favourite cycle. He was active, and always on the go. However, six months ago, Sudarshan started falling sick. His fever didn’t subside, the yellowness in his eyes increased with each day, and he was only getting weaker.
“We took him to so many hospitals and doctors, but no one could tell us what was wrong with him. He would cry all night, and we didn’t know why. All we knew that he was getting sicker. Soon, his stomach started swelling.” – Paramanand, father
After months of struggling, Sudarshan was diagnosed with a severe liver disease for which the only cure is a liver transplant. Sudarshan doesn't have long to get the transplant, and his parents are desperately trying to save him.
In a desperate attempt to save his son, Paramanand is going to everyone he knows – but in vainParamanand has barely slept since the day Sudarshan fell sick. When he’s not working as a daily wager, taking every job he can get, whether it’s construction or that of a helper, he’s knocking on the doors of his relatives and neighbours begging for help. Sudarshan hardly earns Rs. 250 in a day, and now he’s running out of time to arrange for the funds required for his son’s liver transplant.
“He needs the transplant as soon as possible. We only have time till December. I don’t know how I can arrange so much money in just a few weeks.” – Paramanand
Paramanand is doing all he can. He’s trying to stay strong for his family, especially his devastated wife who prays for her son’s recovery every day. She’s a matched liver donor for Sudarshan and is ready to do everything she can to save him, but their dire lack of funds stands in the way.
How You Can Help
Sudarshan’s condition is getting worse with time. He can’t walk without his legs trembling because of the weakness and has to be carried around everywhere. He hasn’t gone a day without pain in the last six months. Only an urgent liver transplant can save him now, and his parents have no means to afford it. Little Sudarshan longs to be able to play with his sisters again, he wants to walk and run, and be the happy child he was. Your help will save his life from this dreadful disease.