30-year-old Khitish traveled from his small town in West Bengal to Bangalore this week to find a solution for the searing pain in his chest. He could not breathe and needed urgent surgery to survive a condition that had gone undiagnosed for months. Khitish is now in the ICU struggling to recover, while his brother, Satish, is making calls to everyone he knows to help with the rising medical expenses.
He could not take the pain and suddenly he could not breathe
Since the reports showed no abnormality, Khitish's doctor sent him home. In 3 months, Khitish's pain kept getting works. Suddenly, one day, he began crying out of pain and begged Satish to take him to the doctor. On the way, Khitish clutched his chest and throat as if he could not catch a breath. Terrified for Khitish's life, Satish drove him straight to a nearby hospital. His children and wife were scared for him. They waited at home to hear positive news.
If he did not get that surgery, he would not be alive
"I admitted him there, and when they pulled up a report, they said his heart was damaged. They said my brother needed surgery immediately otherwise he would die. Khitish has a wife and two little children depending on him. What would happen to them? The hospital said facilities there were not enough for him and we should come to Bangalore."
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With your support, Khitish can recover and go back home to his wife and children.