4-month-old Lanston is unable to breathe due to a heart disease

“He needs to undergo surgery next month and I’m just praying to God that he can get the surgery and be safe. These are very difficult times and I can’t stop worrying about him.” – Preema, Lanston’s mother.

4-month-old baby, Lanston is finding it hard to breathe and is suffering from a congenital heart disease. If untreated, this birth defect could prove to be fatal very quickly and only a heart surgery can save him. His parents have exhausted all they had and now have no means left to save him.

Lanston is very active and is so playful

At first glance, Lanston looks like a completely normal child. He plays and interacts with everyone and smiles a lot too. Adored by all, it would seem that there is nothing wrong with him.

“If you look at him, he looks and behaves completely normal. After a sustained cough and cold, we got to know that he was unable to breathe normally and did so very rapidly. It’s hard to believe that he is so critical at such a young age.” – Lancy, Laston’s father.

Lanston has a severe congenital heart disease causing breathing problems

Just within the first 90 days from birth, after a sustained cold and cough forced Lancy and Preema to get a 2D echo test done on their baby, they were completely shaken on learning that Lanston was born with some severe heart defects. Lanston is suffering from a condition called Coarctation of Aorta.

In simple words, due to a blood vessel being abnormally small, Lanston is having severe breathing problems. If untreated, this could prove to be fatal within a few years, putting him at a risk of heart failure. Lanston’s condition will worsen due to severe breathing difficulties unless he’s treated immediately.

Lanston needs a heart surgery as soon as possible

To prevent fatal circumstances in the next few years, Lanston needs a corrective open-heart surgery as soon as possible. Lancy and Preema were told that they need to get it done within a month but now they don’t have any resources left to save their son.

They’ve spent all they had on medications and check-ups their 4-month-old needed and are running out of time and help to provide for the surgery Lanston desperately needs.

“We have spent all our savings. It’s very difficult for us to now arrange for such a large sum of money but Lanston needs the surgery anyhow. I just want him to have a normal childhood.” – Preema, Lanston’s mother.

Lancy and Preema are running out of time to save Lanston

With just a month left, Lancy and Preema are in dire need of help to save their 4-month-old son. Without any support whatsoever, Lancy left his job to look after his wife during pregnancy and birth and has no income.

Preema, on the other hand, is a teacher at a small school and earns very little to save anything.Together, they have absolutely nothing left that would provide for the open-heart surgery Lanston needs.

Till now, they have spent their savings on Lanston’s visits and medications. Their parents are retired and don’t work anymore too.

The total cost of the corrective open-heart surgery is estimated to be around Rs. 1.75 lakhs. Lancy and Preema cannot afford this and have no option but resort to crowdfunding. They need our support to save their baby from fatal circumstances.

How you can help

Lanston is just a 4-month-old baby and is suffering from a congenital heart disease causing severe breathing problems. His only hope of survival is an open-heart surgery. His parents are running out of time to arrange the funds and now, need your help to make this possible.

Your support and contribution will save Lanston’s life.

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30th April 2018
Dear supporters,
Thank you all for your support.

I apologies for a delayed update.
As of now, Lanston is at home and he's doing well. Sometimes, he has breathing problems but he's currently under prescribed medication and living a normal and active life. He's on a normal diet and Doctors have suggested monthly check-ups for him to monitor his health but overall there's a significant improvement in his health.

I sincerely thank each one of you for your love and support which you have shown towards my baby. My family will always be grateful to each one of you


19th February 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards my son Lanston. He is doing better now and he successfully underwent the surgery on Friday, 16th February. He is still in the ICU under observation as per the doctor's advice.

His respiratory problems have also reduced and the doctors suggest that once his health stabilizes we will be able to take him back home with us. I would like to thank you all for the wonderful love and support that you have shown towards my son. He has been able to recover so quickly all due to your blessings. Please do pray for his health and speedy recovery.

Thank you,
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K donated Rs.1,500
5 months ago

Get well soon

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5 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
5 months ago

God bless the child.

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