Inderjeet with his wife Devinder and son Sahajvir
Inderjeet worked as a farmer on leased land and made only Rs 5,000 per month on an average. The treatment has wiped out all his savings and assets. Inderjeet's father mortaged the family farm to raise the money for his treatment. Despite Inderjeet's good progress, they had to come back because the funds ran out.
A treatment that had to be stopped
Inderjeet now gets around in the wheelchair and more than the lack of mobility, it is his family's future that haunts him. “People in the village know our financial situation and give us food. That is how we have been able to survive. I have not been able to go to work and my wife Devinder has to look after me and Sahajvir,” he says.