She accidentally fell into a bucket of hot water and is now in the ICU, fighting to live
Rashi was an active, happy and playful child. Her laughter filled the house, and her parents, Mangesh and Eshwari, couldn’t have been happier to see their child grow up healthy and cheerful. Unfortunately, it all changed for them on the fateful day of 27 January.
Like most children, Rashi was running around playing in the house, while Eshwari was busy with household chores. Suddenly, Eshwari heard the most frightening scream. Rashi had accidentally fallen into the bucket of hot water that was kept in the bathroom. The lid on the bucket gave way when she sat on it and she fell in, screaming and crying in unbearable pain as the hot water burned her little body.
“My wife was so terrified. She called me from the neighbour’s phone asking me to rush home from work. She said our baby was completely burnt. My heart stopped at that moment, I couldn’t believe it. It had started as such a normal day for us. I had hugged my baby before going to work, and by the end of the day I thought I was going to lose her.”
Baby Rashi was rushed to the hospital in a critical condition. She cried all the way there as her parents tried their best to comfort her. They knew that their baby would have a long fight ahead of her, but they haven’t given up and neither has their little one. She continues to fight hard in the ICU. However, she might not make it without urgent treatment.
Baby Rashi needs urgent help or she might succumb to her wounds
Mangesh and Eshwari took her all the way from their hometown in Maharashtra to Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh in the hope of saving her. They haven’t left the hospital ever since Rashi was admitted. They stay in the waiting room of the hospital, eagerly waiting to meet their baby, even if it's for a little while.
“She used to talk so much earlier, but now she has become completely silent. It’s very scary to see her like this. The only time she does talk is to tell us that she’s in pain. Her body is burnt from her chest to her legs. She can’t do anything but lay on the bed, helpless. My wife hasn’t been the same since the accident as well. She spends all day crying. It breaks her heart to see our baby like this. I have to save my daughter no matter what.”
Mangesh works as a tailor in their hometown in Maharashtra. His earnings are insufficient, and he can't pay for Rashi’s medical bills. He has borrowed from his relatives and neighbours and paid 2.5 lakhs for her treatment so far, but that’s not enough. Rashi needs 15 lakhs to stay in the ICU. She will need multiple sessions of dressing for her wounds and will also need plastic surgery soon.
Baby Rashi is all alone in the ICU, fighting hard to live. Her parents are desperate to save her, but their hands are tied. They need your help to get her urgent treatment and save their only child.
How You Can Help
Rashi is in severe pain after accidentally falling into a bucket of hot water. She has suffered serious burns and needs immediate treatment to live. Rashi is in the ICU on ventilator support. With further treatment, she can get better. However, Mangesh can’t afford to keep her in the ICU and is struggling to find a way to continue treatment. Baby Rashi needs your help to survive.
Your support can save Rashi’s life.