He was born with this dangerous disease7-month-old Anshul suffers from Complex Congenital Heart Disease. It is a birth defect in which the heart’s great arteries are transposed leading to severe breathlessness due to lack of oxygen in the body.
“There were times when he would breathe heavily and widen his eyes. We even took him to the local doctor for it but we were told that it is probably because of heat. I wish I took him to a bigger hospital earlier itself, he wouldn’t have suffered like this. He had this condition since birth and it never got diagnosed until now. His condition is very critical and he needs immediate surgery to survive.” - Navjeet, father
His body can't fight back even small infectionsAnshul’s condition is very fragile. His body is weak and lacks sufficient oxygen. Even the slightest infection, fever or even cold can be fatal for this child. His body cannot fight back.
“We might protect him from the infections but not from his heart failure. I can’t sleep at night fearing I will lose him, fearing when he might stop breathing. I feel so helpless, unable to afford his cure. My income is just not enough. I work at a small company where they make spare parts for mobile phones. I cannot...I just don’t know how will I afford 7 lakh rupees for the surgery.” - Navjeet
Reeta and Navjeet will lose their baby if they can’t afford the surgery at the earliest. After selling their jewellery and borrowing money from their friends they could manage to collect only a meagre amount that is not enough to even buy his daily medicines. Anshul is becoming weaker each day and cannot breathe normally without the help of medicines.
Medicines can keep him alive only for a few days, he needs surgery to survive. Any further delay can cost these parents their son’s life. The parents are in a helpless situation and need your help.