Thankachan used to earn his living as an auto driver (self-owned) and his wife Jessy used to work as a maid servant. They have 2 sons, both students.
Three years back, he developed kidney problems and started dialysis. To meet medical expenses he had to sell his auto rickshaw and the family depended on Jessy's earnings to meet living expenses.
Frequency of dialysis increased over the period and now he has to undergo dialysis twice a week. Fortunately Jessy's kidney is suitable for transplantation but the family requires at least Rs. 10 lakhs to meet Lissie hospital's transplantation expenses.
Although transplantation operation was fixed for 20th November 2017, the same has been postponed to 28th November as the family has not been able to raise the required funds.
As the donor is wife Jessy, she will not be able to work for few months. Presently, a charitable organisation helps them with monthly ration and it's members support the family financially to some extent to meet education expenses of their sons. The family lives in a single room rented place.