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13-year-old Abdul Is Bleeding Into His Brain And Needs Urgent Support To Survive

"He was riding a cycle. It was just like any other day. The neighbors said they saw him seize. He then fainted. After that, he has not been the same."
Abdul is a 13-year-old bright and mischievous boy. Everyone in his neighborhood is familiar with his antics, and thankfully, they all watch him when he is out playing. If it was not for that, Abdul would have lost his life the day he had seizures. When he was riding his bicycle, as usual, talking to the neighbors, Abdul fell. Following the incident, Abdul was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. He is now in the ICU on ventilator support. Having undergone several surgeries, he needs time to recover.

The seizures and vomiting did not stop and the family rushed him to the hospital

Imran and Rubina never expected to hear the screams on 16th October. Fearing for Abdul, they ran out to the streets. They rushed him to a local hospital where a CT was inconclusive. He was admitted for days together when he continued to vomit profusely. The concerned family shuttled between several hospitals within a month until they got to SRCC at 3 AM one day when Abdul continued to have seizures and vomiting.
"They sent us for a CT and MRI. It showed that Abdul was bleeding into his brain, and also that fluid was filling in his brain. He needed surgery. That day he had 3 surgeries. Since then, he has been on the ventilator in the hospital."

Help arrived on time, but at a great cost

Abdul has a shunt inserted to drain the fluid. He needed emergency procedures to salvage the damage from the bleeding. Eventually, it saved his life. Unfortunately, the bills are piling for the family, and they are unable to meet the expenses. Abdul cannot be discharged in this condition and he needs to continue treatment. He is currently on the ventilator.
"I am a painter's assistant in Mumbai. When there is work, I get about Rs. 350/day. My wife is at home. Sometimes she makes crafts to get by. We have a 2-year-old daughter as well. When Abdul said he was getting headache, I did not think much about it. Now we are paying the price for it in the form of his life. I do not know how to save my son."

How you can help

Imran borrowed money from friends and relatives. He came to SRCC with Rs. 20000 on the day his son was admitted. After that, the bills shot up and he has spent over Rs. 8 Lakhs. Abdul is barely able to say words or even sit up or walk. He has a long road to recovery and it will cost the family. Imran needs your help to get Abdul through this nightmare for few more weeks. The estimated cost for this stay is around Rs. 5 Lakhs.

Your contribution will save the boy who is loved by his neighborhood and help him get back on his feet.

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The specifics of this case have been verified by the medical team at the concerned hospital. For any clarification on the treatment or associated costs, contact the campaign organizer or the medical team.

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