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.