When I went for a regular checkup in the 7th month of my pregnancy, the doctor told me that one of my twins wasn’t moving. They couldn’t find a heartbeat and were worried that the other twin’s life was also in danger. I lost one baby in the womb, and I was terrified of losing the other one. To save my only surviving twin, I had to deliver him immediately. When he was born, I just got a glimpse of him before they rushed him to the intensive care. Now, I only get to see him twice a day. I sit in the waiting room, eagerly waiting for them to call my name so that I can go and see my baby.” – Nayana, mother
Nayana was devastated after she lost one baby, now she's determined to do everything she can to save her baby boyNayana lives with her husband Madhu and her elder daughter Dhanya (3) in the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka.
When she went for the regular checkup during 6th month of her pregnancy, she was told that both the babies were fine and healthy. She was excited to bring her twins into the world. But to her despair, during the 7th month of her pregnancy, she lost one twin and her baby boy was born prematurely. He is now on ventilator support as he has underdeveloped lungs. The baby is making progress each day but he needs to stay in the ICU for a few more weeks for his condition to improve.
“It’s so hard for me to see my baby struggling to live. I can only touch his head while every other inch of his body is already covered with tubes and wires. I never imagined that I would have to see my baby in this condition. It breaks my heart.“ - Nayana mother
Madhu has nothing left and is trying every possible way to help his son get betterMadhu works in a brick factory earning a meagre income of Rs 300 per day.
He borrowed Rs. 50,000 to start his son's treatment. He has no one to help him save his son and now he’s about to exhaust all the money he borrowed and cannot afford further expenses.
“I want to be with my wife and son and take care of them, but I can’t. I’m working every day, knowing that the little income I earn is not even enough for me to arrange lakhs of rupees for the treatment. But I want to save my son anyhow. Now, I don’t have a single rupee left and all I can do is ask for help." - Madhu, father
How you can help
Nayana lost one of her twin babies and is now struggling to save her baby boy. He was born extremely premature and is on ventilator support because of his underdeveloped lungs. Nayana needs your support to help her son recover soon and take him home in her arms.