Vishaal Karthik is 16 years old. He is suffering from MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) a type of Blood Cancer. MDS are conditions that can occur when the blood forming cells in the bone marrow become abnormal. This leads to low number of one or more types of blood cells.
His condition is critical. The treatment for this condition is Bone Marrow transplant and he is admitted in Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai. And the treatment costs around 40 Lakhs.
His father is an Auto Driver and can barely bear the education and daily expenses of the family. Vishaal has an impeccable academic record. He is the topper in 11th grade. For parents, having a child diagnosed with cancer is a devastating experience. In addition to that having no means to provide for his treatment is a big emotional hit.