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Need Help To Save 12 Year Old Boy Diagnosed With A Brain Infection
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  • Yeswanth

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    Yeswanth Suresh
  • SV

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Sourav Vinod

    from Kozhikode, Kerala

Sourav Vinod is the youngest son of Vinod IC, who is a poor farmer from Wayanad, Kerala. Sourav is a smart kid and good in his studies. He is studying in 7th standard now. He loves art, drawing, making handicrafts, and more than all he loves his favorite pet "Fighter" fishes.

Last Saturday (21st of July), he left home for school happily in his newly stitched "Scouts" uniform. By around afternoon, his father received a call from his school teacher that Sourav is having a bad headache. So, he went to school, picked up Sourav and visited a nearby clinic. Since Sourav had a small fever and signs of infection, he was prescribed anti-biotics and paracetamol. After two days the fever went down and he looked well and healthy. Later that day by midnight he vomited once, but still there was no sign of anything more. On the next day morning, he had a seizure and since then has lost consciousness and was taken to a private hospital at Kozhikode.

He is now diagnosed with Encephalitis (viral infection in brain) and is currently on ventilator support, fighting for his life. He has been unconscious since 25th of July and is still unresponsive and experiences epileptic seizures throughout the day. The treatment cost is too high for this financially backward family to bear and they do not have any insurance or other means of income. All the money they had with them is already spent on treatment. Treatment has cost about 2 lakh rupees until now, most of this money was sourced by borrowing from others. And the treatment will cost more than 5 Lakhs here after.

If the seizures continue to occur it may result in brain damage and further consequences related to that. To prevent seizures, he is given high doses of costly anti-convulsant and sedatives. The medicines cost around 15,000/- per injection and need around 6 injections per day. The cost of ICU and other charges are about 15,000/- a day. There is still no progress to speak off and it is unknown about the period for his recovery.

The family needs urgent financial backing to continue the treatment and to prevent harm from happening to this precious little life.Requesting for your kind help.

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