Joby is a daily wage laborer who loads and unloads goods in the market, and Josmin is a sales women at a textile shop. They already have a difficult time making ends meet as they had to spend all their savings on a corrective surgery for their older son who was born with a cleft palette. When Josmin conceived again, she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. The couples visited the nearby government hospital for delivery care. Apparently babies gain lot of weight if mother has diabetes. The baby weighed 4.6 kgs at birth which caused complications during her delivery. Doctors in the government hospital tried hard and saved the babies life. However baby needed more treatment in a center with more facilities. Baby was shifted to a nearby private hospital. Joby and Josmin could never afford this treatment. However, they wanted to give their baby the best opportunity to survive. They did not think how they can afford the treatment but they got the child admitted to a neonatal intenisve care.
Baby is on a ventiialtor. Babies one hand is paralysed due to difficult delivery. Baby also has complications of mother diabetes. Doctors have told he would need two to three more days of ventillation. They are hopeful of a reasonably good outcome.
Joby 's mother is well known to me. She works as a house maid in our apartment complex. She is in a church the whole day praying for the baby 's recovery. I felt a strong urge to step out and help the family. I have rasied some money from my personal contribution and from friends. I realised that we would need some more support to help the family.