He and his family do not have the means to pay for this. Just to get on the list to be considered for it, he has to put down 4 lakh Indian rupees which is equal to ZAR 80,000 or USD 6,000. In order to get the surgery, he has to pay a total of15 lakh. This includes about 11 lakh of hospital and doctor's fees and 4 lakh for food, accommodation, dialysis, transport and other daily needs in Vellore where they do not have a home. (They are living in Vellore for the time being until the surgery can happen)
He is only 44 years old. He is married to Shilpa and has two teenage sons. He has been and still is a helper and an encourager of many. He has such a humble and gentle spirit and is still full of hope. The reality is that he is desperately ill.
I am Stephan van der Merwe, a South African citizen who have been in India for 14 years together with my family. I work for a software development company Global Pueblo Sourcing as CTO. Emmanuel's brother, Jaison, is an ex-colleague of mine. All three of us have been going to the same church for many years. My kids and Emmanuel's kids grew up together.