Swaroop needs a liver transplant, but it is a price for his life that the family can't afford
To Sarla and Satyam, Swaroop was their dearest wish come true. His birth was a very happy occasion “We really wanted a child to love and bring up. He was born 6 years after we got married – when we had almost given up hope,” says Satyam.
For a whole year after he was born, Sarla and Satyam felt like their world was perfect. Satyam had worked over 12 years as a goldsmith worker in Warrangal. His supervisor trusted him and he had regular work – which meant a monthly income to take care of his wife and child.
But after that first year, Swaroop's health took a downturn. He became sick, unable to keep his food down. Slowly, this family's happiness turned to sorrow and despair. They took Swaroop to doctors near their home in Warrangal, but no one could properly diagnose his condition correctly.
Eventually, they decided to come to Hyderabad for better treatment. Here, they were told that the only cure for Swaroop was a liver transplant. Their hope and relief at an answer was short-lived because the procedure is far beyong Satyam's limited means.
Watching their baby suffer over the last 2 years has not only emotionally drained Satyam and Sarla but also affected their own health. They also suffer regularly from weakness and fever from skipping meals and exhaustion due to travel. Only the thought that their son needs them keeps them going.
Satyam and Sarla together earn Rs 11,000 per month. Satyam works under a goldsmith and Sarla takes on small tailoring orders. They have sold off all small possessions to make sure they take Swaroop to the hospital whenever he becomes sick. Satyam has borrowed from his employer too, to keep his son alive.
These parents will lose their child if he doesn't get the transplant he needs in time. Your contribution will help two very desperate people find hope in their bleakest moments.