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Distressed mother seeks aid for ailing son's treatment
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    Aaron Bhadra

    from Kolkata, West Bengal


Born after fighting several medical complications, 12-year-old Aaron Bhadra resides in West Bengal's Kolkata and till date struggles with a plethora of ailments, for which his distressed and financially exhausted mother, Sumita Baidya Bhadra, seeks help from the community.

Aaron was born with a bilateral cleft palate, a fusion upper lip, a hole in his heart, and what the doctors believed was a dysfunctional brain. They gave up all hope on baby Aaron and told his parents that their only child would live his life as a vegetable.

However, 12 years and 15 surgeries later, Aaron is now stable but is dealing with several medical complications. His face is unformed, and only one of his eyes has sight, but he is continuously undergoing several therapies, including speech therapy, and is battling against his medical demons.

Aaron's parents, especially his mother, have left no stone unturned to seek treatment for her only kid. In his initial years, when he needed his mother the most, Sumita could not dedicate her entire time to Aaron because she was the sole breadwinner of the family. Aaron's father, Tuhin Bhadra, still struggles financially and is yet to establish himself, business-wise.

However, after struggling for years, Aaron's mother has now decided to devote all her time to her almost teenage son. She expresses her distress and the pain she sees Aaron go through daily. She talks about how his medical conditions are affecting him mentally and how Aaron gets upset when other kids his age call him a ghost and shut him out. This is also one of the main reasons Aaron is being homeschooled and went to a proper educational institution for only one year.

Despite what society led her to believe, Aaron's mother sees him as a blessing in disguise. Moreover, Aaron is musically gifted and plays instruments such as the keyboard and piano. It was only after a music video of him and his mother went viral that the family saw the light at the end of their dark tunnel.

A non-profit organization, Love Without Reason, reached out to Sumita and extended a helping hand for Aaron. They facilitated his medical journey and introduced them to Milaap, a crowdfunding organization. Helpless due to her current predicament, Sumita now awaits a good samaritan. She expresses her inability and seeks financial aid from society, urging people to support Aaron during these testing times.

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