“We were childless even after 7 years of marriage and desperately wanted to call a child our own. That’s when we decided to adopt Amandeep from a close relative. From the moment that I saw him, I knew that he was my son and that I would protect him always. Now, he is fighting for his life in the ICU as his oxygen levels are at 20%. I want to save him at any cost, but I don’t have a paisa with me,”-Surender Kaur, mother of Baby Amandeep Singh.
11-month-old Amandeep Singh has pulmonary atresia, a congenital heart disease where the main vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs for oxygenation does not form properly. This results in very low levels of oxygen in the baby’s body and he is very critical at this point. Without a surgery in 24 hours, he will not survive but his poor parents have no means to save him and need your help.
He had to be rushed to hospital every week from the time he turned 2 months oldAmandeep seemed like any other normal baby at birth. Neighbors and relatives always talked about how cute he was. As her baby looked alright and was feeding well at first, it was a shock for Surender when he started turning blue all of a sudden at 2 months. Worse, he also started experiencing breathing problems.
“He would stop breathing all of a sudden while feeding and his eyes would roll up. That’s when we found out he had a heart problem. We had to rush him to the hospital every week after that as his condition only became worse. Now it is so bad that he cannot breathe without oxygen support anymore. He needs an open heart surgery at the earliest,”- Sunny, father
People have even asked us, ‘Isn’t he adopted, why are you spending so much to save him?’Sunny is the sole breadwinner of this three-member family. He works in an electrical shop in Delhi for a monthly salary of Rs 7,000 which includes overtime. They live in a small, dingy house in a colony in Shahdara, Delhi, the rent for which is Rs 2,000. Sunny and Surender have to manage household expenses with a meagre Rs 5,000. Their poverty forces them to skip meals on some days in order to buy food for their son. Affording his surgery is completely beyond their reach.
“We had to borrow money even for his tests. Nobody is willing to pay for his surgery. People have even asked us, ‘Isn’t he adopted, why are you spending so much to save him?’ But it does bother us - we just want him alive. Please help us before our son’s heart stops beating. He is our only child,”- Sunny
With your kind contribution, these parents can save their baby boy before he succumbs to his deadly heart disease
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.