She lost her son, and then her husband, within just a few months of each otherA year ago, one day, Kamlesh's son went missing. After a frantic night of searching everywhere, the next morning, she came to know that the body of a boy was waiting to be identified in the hospital.
“When we went there, they lifted the sheet off the body’s face, and... and it was my son! He had been found on the tracks, they told us; a tragic accident. I still mourn for him!” – KamleshAfter months of mourning, Kamlesh and Harswaroop decided having a baby would help them heal. But just weeks after Kamlesh discovered she was pregnant with twins, her husband was diagnosed with end-stage lung cancer. Then, within weeks, he passed away too.
Her babies were born while she was under extreme stressUnable to bear the loss, Kamlesh suffered from stress-induced hypertension. She began to fall sick often and grew weaker by the day. During her 6th month, left with no choice, she underwent surgery to give birth to a boy and a girl, both weighing no more than 800g each.
“From the moment they were born, they began to battle death. I am so afraid I’ll lose them too.” – Kamlesh
The babies are suffering from a severe respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis. Without life-support, they stand no chance of living for even a minute. They can make it, with 3-4 more months at the NICU, but the treatment will cost Kamlesh 18 lakh rupees.