“For 20 days, I carried my little baby from one hospital to another, desperately trying to find someone who can save him. Many would look at the intestine outside his body and tell us he can’t be saved. They even asked me to give up. I would then cover him again and go to the next hospital, while he cried all the way. Now I’ve finally found a little hope but he has only a few hours left to get the surgery, and I have nothing left to save him."
In the silence of the waiting room outside the ICU, sobs of a helpless father are heard. Sometimes, Fardin sits quietly in a corner in complete shock, while at other times, he paces up and down worried sick about how he’s going to save his youngest son’s life. 23-day-old Mohammad Hasin has been in severe pain ever since birth. He was born with a part of his large intestine outside his body, and without an urgent surgery, baby Hasin doesn’t have long to live.
Baby Hasin was turned away from treatment in many hospitals before thisBaby Hasin has a rare and serious intestinal malformation that has caused a part of his large intestine to come out of his belly button, causing intestinal obstruction. Without an immediate surgery, his life is at a serious risk.
“Every parents wish is to have a healthy baby. When Hasin was born, that’s all we hoped for, but seconds later we were told that he had a big battle ahead of him. Despite so many hospitals turning us away, I didn’t give up. I was exhausted and frustrated, but it’s my son’s life. I can’t give up. All I want is for my son to be saved. I will leave the hospital only with my healthy son in my arms.”
Fardin brought baby Hasin all the way from Afghanistan to India with little money in his pockets and hope in his heart. Many hospitals later, his relentless efforts finally paid off and Baby Hasin was immediately admitted to the ICU.