Harsh Sandeep is a 6-year-old with a blood disorder that requires him to get a blood transfusions once in 25 days. The numerous blood transfusions will lead to iron accumulation in his organs causing permanent damage. The only cure for his condition is a bone-marrow transplant (BMT) which the family cannot afford.
“When Harsh was a 6-month-old baby, one day he just turned on one side and didn't do anything. He wouldn't make any noise, he wouldn't feed, he wouldn't get up and crawl,” recalls his mother Swati. After a few days, his worried parents decided to take him to the doctor who diagnosed him with Thalessemia Major.