“I have done everything I can this past week. Only a miracle can save my daughter now.” – Kumar, father
Devapriya hid her pain from her parents for weeksWe all know someone that can strike a conversation with almost anyone – Devapriya (15) is one such girl. A class 9 student, she’s cheerful and enthusiastic. Her parents, Kumar and Beulah, are like friends to her, with whom she could talk to about anything. However, Devapriya chose to hide one thing from them – the pain she started having in her stomach towards the end of January.
“She said she didn’t want to worry us, so she didn’t tell us for almost 2 weeks. The pain only increased and she could barely walk. She had fever. That’s when we were told it was Jaundice, but within weeks, her condition deteriorated. Last Tuesday, she was taken to the ICU for acute liver failure. I wish she had told us earlier, maybe we would’ve had more time to save her.” – Kumar
Her condition deteriorated within days – they had no money to even admit her to the hospitalKumar works a driver, and Beulah, a domestic help. With their income, they were able to support their two daughters’ education and run the house. They have no savings, nothing to lean back on. Now, Devapriya’s medical expenses are only piling up. They have spent over Rs. 70,000 so far with help from family, they could not even get her admitted to the hospital without help.
“I earn Rs. 10,000 and my wife earns Rs. 5,000. Both of us haven’t gone to work regularly since she first fell sick. Even if we did, we wouldn't be able to afford the 10 lakhs for her liver transplant.” – Kumar
The next 3 hours are crucial for this 15-year-old. Devapriya will not make it without your help. She needs the transplant in less than 3 hours to survive this dangerous disease. Her parents have nothing left to save her. You are their only hope now.
Your support will give this teenager a second chance at life.