“Our baby was born way too early. During my wife's 25th week of pregnancy, she complained of unbearable pain and was admitted to the hospital. The doctors told us that she was going through labor pain and the baby would be born anytime. I wasn’t able to understand what was happening. I was way too confused and concerned to be happy about being a father.” – Vijayakumar, father
Vijayakumar's baby boy was indeed too eager to see the world. He was extremely preterm and weighed just about 870 grams at birth, way too small and underdeveloped. He has been kept in the NICU since birth and needs extended intensive care and respiratory support for another 8-10 weeks to sustain life.
“We were just planning for my baby shower. We wanted to call all our friends and family to celebrate the arrival of our first child. I had never imagined such a situation would come where my son is born and I’m yet to even hold him properly. It’s been five days and I cannot take my baby in my arms. I’m not able to make sense of this. My baby should have been safe and sound inside me for another 3 months.” – Mekala, mother
Vijayakumar is a corporate employee who earns a modest income that enables him to take care of the basic needs of the family. He has already taken loans from his family and friends to take care of the medical expenses so far. But he can't any further, the costs are getting higher and higher.
This young couple requires 15 Lakh at the least to give their baby boy a good chance to survive. Your contribution would help them immensely.
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.
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