Joyal is too young to understand what’s happening to him. There are times when he feels alright, so he smiles and laughs like he used to. For a moment, even I forget that he’s fighting for his life and just watch him be his cheerful self. But within minutes, his discomfort and pain sets in and he starts crying. I can’t imagine having a tube stuck to my neck all the time. He’s so small. He doesn’t understand that it’s keeping him alive, so he tries to pull it and take it out. That only hurts him more, so he cries loudly. It’s heartbreaking to watch him like this.
My baby is supposed to be in the hospital until his next surgery, but I can’t afford to keep him there so we took him back home. I feel like I’m the worst father in this world for taking my son back home when he should be getting treated in the hospital. He trusts me and holds on to me, looking at me with his big, bright eyes. Those eyes only have tears now. I can’t let him go but how can I manage to get so much money? I’m only a daily wage labourer. I don’t have the means to afford lakhs for his surgery. I have no strength to even look at him now. I will never forgive myself if I lose him.
How You Can HelpJoyal needs 3 lakhs to have the tracheostomy closure reconstructive surgery at the earliest. Anothonysamy has nothing left to give his son the treatment he needs. Joyal is only 1-year-old and has already been through so much. This surgery could be the end of his suffering.
Your support can save Joyal’s life.