11-year-old Sudama was born with multiple physical defects, including three legs, has suffered all his life and today his condition is getting worse.
While the extra leg remains a cause of concern for physicians and his parents alike, Sudama is also visually impaired.
To make matters tough, the 11-year-old also suffers from hearing loss.
He is presently undergoing treatment at the government-run All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Odisha's Bhubaneswar city.
Being the sole breadwinner, Madhusudhan, Sudama's father, says the family has exhausted all its funds while availing treatment for him.
A resident of Balasore district, Sudama was first taken to a hospital in Cuttack, the former state capital, for treatment. However, the lack of money proved a major hindrance and the family had to move out of the facility.
As of now, various treatment modalities like pediatric surgery, neurological treatment, cardiologist consultations and other relevant forms of interventions are being adopted for the effective treatment of Sudama at AIIMS.
“I’ll be eternally grateful to anyone who can lend a helping hand to me and my son. Sudama can walk and run like any other child only with your help. Please help me provide a better life for my son and help him realise his dream”, Madhusudhan, requesting for help.