Young Venkat Rao is happily married and the couple were expecting their first baby in 6 months. Venkata Rao is a very close friend of mine, has studied till 10th Std after which he started working in a medical shop for about close to 15years. He discontinued studies after 10th due to his family circumstances and started Rice business and medical shop - eventually both of them went in loss and literally struggling to get any regular income. He has aged parents living in Andhra, they were small farmers and have a very low income. Venkat rao is a very jovial, kind person loved by all his friends and family.
Life after Surgery, Hopes of Building a great future for his kid:
Financial situation (like always) had been a problem for Venkat. He forgot all his sorrows by playing with his bundle of joy. His wife and family provided great support throughout for him and stood by him. He could not go to work initially because he was too weak but later started doing into job that was lighter as he has to plan for her kid’s school. His kid got admitted into Pre-kg in school this year again by his friends who were there consistently helping him financially from year 2014 the moment he got diagnosed with renal failure. He started enjoying every moment of the school life of his kid. The kid enjoyed her daily school life with the rest of the kids.
It seemed like Venkat had got the happy ending but suddenly after ~4 years of surgery he had started experiencing difficulties again in 2018… He had frequent instances of sickness, fever, headache, vomits, cold attacking. When he went for checkups the bomb fell on the family as the doctors concluded that the transplanted kidney is not working. Venkat and the family are totally shattered. There were no clear reasons provided.
He had no other choice but to do dialysis since 6 months. Weekly 3 times dialysis and medicines cost itself is coming to close to 7000 and he is struggling to meet his daily needs. He doesn’t have any health insurance policies etc. He is not having any financial assistance from other sources. Because of lack of money he has been continuing with the dialysis process.
But he fainted on 4th Nov night after developing fever and cold and was admitted to ICU. His wife, 3-year-old daughter are worried, completely helpless and waiting for Venkat to come back home.
Venkat’s future hopes were all centered around his little daughter and wife. Giving his daughter a good childhood, studies was important to Venkat. In spite of long term sickness since past five years, he always kept himself positive. But his dreams were cut-short because of the kidney disease. He needs money for the current treatment to come out of the ICU back to normalcy and also for the future kidney transplant. If he doesn't get a transplant soon, his health will fade away and shatter his life and future hopes of his little daughter.
How you can help
His efforts and his strength will all be in vain if he succumbs to kidney failure. Your support will help Venkat save himself for his young daughter.