"Our little Vinayak used to be so active and bright, sometimes a little mischievous also. It breaks my heart to see him in the hospital. He cries a lot during tests and is very anxious about being separated from his parents and siblings,"
Chandrashekhar, Vinayak's uncle recalls with sadness.
5-year-old Vinayak was like most other little boys his age-- curious little eyes, effervescent and with a love for playing games on the phone. He enjoys playing with his siblings and with friends. He is, however very scared of hospitals and the idea of being in one. Today, he needs to overcome a stroke. It as almost a year back when he had a fever. His parents fed him, gave him his medicines and put him to sleep. When he woke up in a semi-paralysed state, his family was shocked. They later found out that this had happened due to a stroke.
The family hails from Bijapur, Karnataka, and does not have very easy access (communication and transportation) to the facilities of the town. Vinayak's father Shiv Shankar is a KSRTC bus conductor who earns around Rs 12,000 per month. He has 4 children to educate and provide for.
The family has already spent over Rs. 50000 on Vinayak's treatment. They have borrowed from people around and are still struggling to pay back the interest on these loans every month.
The 1,40,000 needed for the treatment is beyond what they can arrange right now. Your support could help this 5 year old live.