“She’s in a lot of pain. Her breathing is like she has a terrible cold. There are times when she just becomes unconscious for a few minutes. I’m sitting in the shop that I work in right now, but all I can think about is my baby. Yesterday, I thought we almost lost her – she started coughing so much and suddenly, she stopped. That could’ve been the end for her.” – Manoj, father
Baby Mahi needs a surgery at the earliest. If Manoj somehow manages to arrange for the funds today, she can get the surgery tomorrow. Unfortunately, it’s been months of struggling and begging – Manoj still doesn’t have enough to save his only child and Mahi is running out of time.
My 1-year-old fainted in my lapIn February, baby Mahi’s nails started turning blue. Manoj and Sunitha were told it could be because of the cold or an infection in her blood. Medicines would do the trick. Unfortunately, a week later, Mahi’s lips, fingers and feet also turned blue. Her cold was worse than ever and what followed left the parents in shock.
“She was lying down on my lap and fainted. For 5 minutes our baby didn’t open our eyes. I knew then that this wasn’t just a cold.” – Sunitha, mother
Mahi has a hole in her heart and her arteries are blocked. Every minute that she goes without surgery is only pushing her closer to death.
Every phone call Manoj makes is to beg for help to save his only childMahi cries a lot these days. She doesn’t sleep. Sunitha and Manoj often stay up with her all night. They even have to force-feed her. Manoj and Sunitha are young parents, this is their first child. They were worried about how they would be as parents as it is, now with Mahi being so sick, they are terrified.
“I can’t watch her suffer so much. Sometimes I say I’m going to the shop and go outside my house just to cry. She’s so small and she’s in so much pain all the time. The worst part is, there’s nothing that I can do. I work in a small mobile shop. Now I have to go beg another relative for help, but I know what they will say.”
Every time someone calls Manoj, all he does is ask for help. The young couple has just started out their lives and they risk losing their only child. Baby Mahi is getting sicker with each day without the heart surgery. You are her only hope.
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