Umeshwar is his parents' first child. He was born with yellowed eyes and his parents thought he had the jaundice pretty common in newborns. They gave their baby ayurvedic supplements and herbal medicine – but his condition only got worse. By the time he was 3-months old, his liver was completely damaged. Now, 6-months-old, his parents spend sleepless nights and days doing everything they can to save him.
Jithendhar is an autodriver in his village in Telangana who earns Rs 6,000 if he has managed to find work every day. He always wanted to visit the city, but never imagined that his son's terrible health is what would finally bring him to Hyderabad. His wife has been working as domestic help in the village to arrange for funds for treatment.
Jithendhar has borrowed as much as he could and managed to pay bills worth Rs 3 lakhs. He needs another Rs 16 lakhs for the liver transplant that will make Umeshwar better. His voice shakes in despair every time he mentions the amount he needs to save his son. It is simply beyond his means.
It has been a very difficult time for these first-time parents. They are weighed with guilt and want to do everything they can to save their baby. But all the determination in the world cannot save baby Umeshwar if his parents don't arrange funds for his liver transplant.
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Umeshwar's liver is completely damaged and the only thing the doctors can do is manage his condition till he gets a new liver. His parents have sold off their small farm and asked every one for help. They are desperate for some help saving their only baby.
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