Likith never had a normal life since he was 6-months-oldAnusuya and Manjesh's prayers were answered when Likith was born. They promised to work hard for his future. But within 6 months of the birth of their child, they knew he was born with a blood disease that could take away his life.
When Likith was 6 months old, he suffered a high fever and despite taking medicines his health only deteriorated. When he was taken to a private hospital he was diagnosed with Thalassemia major, a blood disease in which the body makes an abnormal form or inadequate amount of hemoglobin. Ever since then, his life has changed and he was undergoing a blood transfusion once a month. When he was 8-year-old, his stomach started swelling and slowly his whole body too. His parents rushed him to the hospital and doctors said that his spleen has to be removed at the earliest to save his life.
When he was 8-year-old, his stomach started swelling and slowly his whole body too. His parents rushed him to the hospital and doctors said that his spleen was affected to excess iron and it has to be removed at the earliest to save his life.
"My son has known only pain from the moment he is born. He spent more time in hospitals than at home and school. He loves to play outdoors but the disease restricts him to bed. As a mother it hurts me to watch my son not able to do something he really wants to, even small things like playing with his friends. At times, he hugs me tightly and cries out loudly saying ‘why can’t I play happily like others?’. How can I give him an answer.” - Anusuya.
This fatal disease will soon kill this 8-year-old without urgent transplantLikith has a risk of severe infections because he lost his spleen. According to this doctors, his primary disease- thalassemia needs to be cured urgently with a bone marrow transplant.
Fortunately, a donor has been identified for his transplant but his poor parents cannot afford the transplant.