"He cries. All the time, throughout the day, my son cries out in pain. I feel helpless."Laxmi, her husband Chenthaiah along with their 3-year-old son Praveen were thrilled with the arrival of the newborn baby. Praveen was all in love with his little brother, he refused to move away from her. But now their happiness has turned into constant fear of losing the baby at any time due to a major heart issue.
Baby had breathing trouble when he was just 1-month oldLaxmi’s pregnancy scan did not reveal any signs of the disease. Not even in their nightmare, had thry thought that their baby had to fight for the life. Laxmi's son was perfectly healthy until he turned one month old. He started having breathing problems. He was rushed to the hospital and they were devastated to know that the baby suffers from a heart problem.
My son needs a heart surgery to surviveLaxmi was completely shattered and they had come all the way from Nellore district to Chennai for the treatment. They were told that their son needs an urgent surgery to survive. They were completely shattered and did not know whom to turn to. Not having enough money for the treatment in their hands they went back home with a heavy heart.
"People like us do not have anything, nor do we have anyone to help us. When all hope is lost, we just have to accept our fate. I believed God had intended to take my son from me, and left the hospital."
Baby's treatment is delayed due to lack of funds
He is already running out of time for the surgeryChenthaiah’s life had never been an easy one. From his young age, he had been working hard to support his family. Now he is struggling even more. Even if he works the whole year, he’ll not be able to arrange the money required for the surgery. This harsh reality is almost eating him up. Nevertheless, he is not giving it up. He is running to every people he knows to ask for help.
"My husband refused to give up. Our son is just 3 months old. He is too little to be in so much pain. If we do not even try, then we will lose him. So, we decided to fight, fight until our last breath."
Parents are worried that they might lose the baby
“I don’t have money to do the surgery for my son. I spend sleepless nights, every time he struggles to breathe, guilt kills me. I can’t bear to lose him just because we don’t have money. I have nothing to sell when meeting even the basic needs is a struggle, I can't imagine paying for the surgery. We haven’t paid yet the scan bills and for his medicines” says Chenathaiah.
Parents work a farm laborer and have no stable incomeChenthaiah and Laxmi work as Farm Labourers, it is a seasonal profession, there is no stable work in it. When there is work they make up to 6-7k together. They wish to admit him to the hospital and start the treatment at the earliest. They know delaying is a risk of the baby’s life but they are helpless.
They have exhausted all savings only your contributions can help
How you can helpBaby of Laxmi is running out of time and needs surgery at the earliest. The treatment would cost Rs 3 lakhs. Without the surgery, the baby may not survive and they can start the treatment only if they get enough funds.
Your support will help them to save the baby’s life.
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