“My baby boy’s stomach is swelling with every passing day. He holds onto his stomach and cries out in pain. He doesn’t even let us touch him. He just keeps on saying, “Mama, it's paining!” And here I am, helpless - unable to do anything to save my son. The pain is unbearable for him and only a liver transplant can save him but how will we afford it?” - Amita, Rudra’s mother.
Little Rudra can eat only bland foodRudra’s bile ducts are blocked and it is damaging his liver. He had surgery a few years back - Amita and Raj hoped that this would cure their baby. But the little baby’s sufferings were not to end this soon. Just one and a half months ago, his condition became worse - his entire body turned yellow. He was not growing at all. The doctors have now told the parents that an urgent liver transplant is Rudra’s only hope.
"I want to eat puri bhaji Mumma, I don’t want this hospital food anymore.” - Rudra keeps telling this to his mother. He doesn’t know that his poor parents are struggling to save their only son. He gets regular injections, sometimes, he even runs a high temperature. A rapidly damaging liver is stealing this 3-year-old’s childhood.
I don’t have a fixed income, affording this transplant is impossible for meRaj and his family of 3 hail from a small town in Bihar. He doesn’t have a fixed job - he works on others’ fields and earns a small amount. Rudra has been sick since birth and Raju’s entire salary is spent on looking after his baby. But this helpless father is not in a position to save his only child.
“I have borrowed from my relatives, even my employers. I have already paid more than a lakh but I need another 17 lakhs more for the transplant. My son will not make it without the treatment - only you can help him now,” - Raj,father.
Rudra's aunt is a matched donor for him. With her healthy liver, this 3-year-old can live a normal life. A small contribution from your side can save this baby boy's life