The following appeal has been written on behalf of the baby's father, Venkatesh.
Why Am I Fundraising?
My name is Venkatesh. I hail from Doddakirugombi village, Chikkaballapura. My wife, Shilpa, gave birth to baby boy 6 days ago. He had respiratory problems after birth and was given oxygen support, but as there was no improvement. He was referred to Manipal Hospital, Bangalore for further treatment.
A Daily Wage Worker's Struggle To Save His Baby Boy
He has been diagnosed with multiple medical conditions (Term Appropriate for gestational age, Hypoxic Respiratory Failure, Persistent Septal Hypertrophy of heart, Hypotension and Probable sepsis) and is on medical management.
I am a daily wage worker and earn only Rs. 9000/- per month. My wife had three abortions before having him. She is admitted at Sriranghadi hospital where she underwent a Cesarian. My baby may require at least 2 weeks of admission for his recovery and according to the doctors, has a high chance of survival.
Shilpa Suffered 3 Miscarriages Before Giving Birth To This Baby Boy
Shilpa has been through a lot. She just got discharged from the government hospital. She is in excruciating pain and has difficulties to stand or walk.She has 3 miscarriages before delivering this child. She cannot conceive again.
This Couple Will Not Have More Children.
I have seen what my wife went through when we lost three babies. I underwent the surgery. I don't want to see my wife suffer again. My wife cannot conceive after this. This baby is and will be our only child.
How You Can Help
Your contribution will help my child survive. Funds raised through this campaign will go towards the hospital for his treatment.I travel for 12 hours every day because I cannot afford the room rent. My wife, with this pain, has to come to the hospital to feed our son. I have tried to raise the funds but this high amount is beyond my capacity.
My wife will not have the strength to lose this child. Your support will save my child and my wife.