District, Kerala State, India. My husband's name is Sivan and we have
two sons. We are a typical destitute family. I am an office clerk and my
husband is painting labor. Our eldest son's name is Aryan (Sonu) who is
now 12 years old.
Our son Aryan was born without any health problems. Five years after he
was born, he had difficulty walking and began to fall more. When his
problems started to get serious, we took him to the Palakkad Government
Hospital and saw Doctor Sindhu, a Pediatric specialist. She said that our
son has Muscular Dystrophy, which is a genetic disorder. Professor
Purushothaman, a pediatrician at Thrissur Medical College, suggested
seeing a doctor ascertained to the cause of the disease.
The results of the pathologist's analysis showed that our son was suffering
from Muscular Dystrophy. She went to the Bangalore NIMHANS Hospital
for specialist examination to find out what is the condition called Muscular
Dystrophy. He was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy, which is a disease
that can lead to muscle weakness and death.
Knowing that we have a disease that can never be cured, we have spent
all our money to cure him. The symptoms started when our son was 5
years old and he gradually developed into a stroke. He lost the ability to
hold or carry an item by hand. He is now 13 years old and is now
completely disabled. Nothing can be done without help. Our son is in a
state of collapsing bones even if one fails slightly.
A recent medical examination found that my son's condition was very
severe and that the muscles of the limbs and internal organs were
severely damaged. Doctors say that our son, who is now 13 years old,
has been living with the disease for about 7 years will live past 19 - 20
years old due to the disease and internal organs. But no one in the
family, not our son, has been informed of this. We want to give him life
and continue loving him as much as we can. We suffer so much for that.
For all these years we have sold or spent all our savings and all crops for
our son's treatment. We have no home or place of our own. We spend a
good portion of our savings on his treatment and borrowed what is not
perfect. Now we live in a van financial liability. We welcome your help
because we do not have the resources to cure our son for as long as he
Now we live in a rented house. Our family is in financial difficulties right
now. We had to borrow some money for my son's treatment. We now face
the bank's foreclosure proceedings on its liability. We are in total crisis
and distress. At the Jeevan Foundation, which provides the most effective
treatment for Muscular Dystrophy in Chennai, we have received a promise
to provide treatment for our son. It is said that the treatment given here
will help our son's disease spread more rapidly. But we don't have the
travel and the medicine to afford the treatment. We need the help from
like-minded people like you. We ask that you help us provide a peaceful
living and healing for as long as our son lives.
We are many thanks for your kindness to participating in our fundraising
campaign and helping Aryan’s Family
By Nisha Sivan
For His Family
Campaigner - Abdul Hakkim