“As adults, we get so tired when we're sick. A child going through that every other day is much worse. Sometimes, I cannot sleep thinking about it. My son has been suffering his whole life. Even a cold can take his life. I’d do anything to save his life. I can’t lose another child.”
Havish is a 3-year-old imprisoned by his illness
“We try to keep him occupied. He is learning to write his first letters on the slate and we got him a tricycle. We take him for short walks nearby but he still asks to go out and play with other kids,” explains Naveen. The doctors have warned Naveen and his wife Keerthana not to take chances with their son's life.
His whole life, Havish has been fighting infections that can kill him
“He is at that age when he is very interested in people. Everyone he meets gets a hug and a hundred questions. But we take him out only for medical follow-ups. Even then, he tries his best to stop at every stall, toy shops, and malls” says Naveen.
Havish does not yet know he is sick
“Whether it is a cold, cough, fever, severe diarrhea, or breathing problem – anything that may be mild to us, is life-threatening for Havish. We had to rush him to the hospital one day for fever. It was just 20 minutes away, and the ambulance was stuck in a jam for hours. That really scared us. We saved him that day, but we cannot go through that over and over,” says Keerthana.