A few weeks ago, his condition became worse and he almost became unconscious. His father took him to Chennai and when he came back, he was let go from his job for taking leave. Now, the poor family is devastated and have lost all hope. Your contribution can help them regain their hope and give this boy a peaceful life.
Despite having two surgeries, his condition did not improveMohammad Afrin is the youngest child of Ahad and Marjan. As a child, he was pampered by everyone, especially by his two elder sisters Shammera and Rajeetha. Unfortunately, their happiness came to a standstill when they noticed that his developmental milestones were delayed. He did not start walking until he was 4 and he picked up words very late. Worried parents took him to several hospitals but they could not find what was wrong with him. Suddenly, he had a severe cold and breathing trouble, when they took him to the hospital in Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu, they found that he has a heart disease.
"He had his first surgery in 2004, followed by another surgery in 2009. His suffering seems to be endless. He was normal only for few months after the surgery, then he fell sick again. He gets tired easily. He used to cry a lot and asks us why he is not able to study and play like other children. People make fun of him and call him by names." - Ahad, father
Heart surgery is his only hope for survival but his father cannot afford itWhile Afrin's sisters and Mother are busy with household work all day, he waits for his father to come back and listen to his stories. He often says to his father, "Appa, one day I'll also go for work like you and take care of Amma and Akka." Two weeks ago, Afrin got up from his bed and before he could take two steps, he fainted. The doctors said he needs an urgent surgery because there's an abnormality in his heart's ability to pump blood.
He believes strongly that this surgery will take away all his pain and give him a new life. But the poor boy does not know that the cost of the surgery is beyond his father's means.
"I thought I'll borrow money from the shop owner but I was asked to leave the job"Ahad is already in huge debt and he hasn't been able to pay back the money that he had borrowed for the last 2 surgeries. He was working in a small grocery shop and was earning Rs 150 per day. Even affording 3 square meals is a struggle for him but he's determined to do anything to get his son treated. He needs 5 lakh for the surgery which is beyond his means. He had some hope that his owner would help him, but he was devastated to know that he had lost his job.
"My son does not know that I have lost my job. Every morning I leave early in search of job and go back late at the night. I don't know what I can do. My wife and daughters are crying everyday and begging me to save him. It has been days since we had proper meal and good sleep." - Ahad