Shahina and Azharuddin's baby was prematurely born in the 8th month of pregnancy but that had never really seemed to be a problem in the initial days. Once the parents took him back to the hospital, however, he was diagnosed with respiratory failure. Soon, he became very prone to infections.
“He needs to be in the hospital. If we take him out, he won’t be able to live. But how do we pay the bills? How do we save him?” - Shahina
My income is not even enough to pay one day’s billAzharuddin is an auto driver who barely earns enough to even afford a day's treatment at the hospital for his baby. However, the baby requires at least one more week of stay to completely recover, which they cannot afford by any means.
“Even the little money I earn in a day, I have to share the larger part of it with the auto owner. I don’t even own the auto, I have to pay its rent. I will never be able to afford so much money. My hands are tied and my baby will have to suffer. My whole family will have to suffer and we might lose him.”
I can't save my mother's life - will I lose my baby too?Azharuddin’s mother was diagnosed with end-stage cancer last year. Ever since her diagnosis, her condition has been getting worse each day. She is slowly losing grip on objects and even the slightest of movement in the body shoots immense pain.
“Doctors have told us she doesn't have long left to live. But she was still happy, because of our baby. I can't save my mother and now I might lose my son too. What kind of son am I? What kind of father? A man can’t save his dear ones?”
The NICU stay will cost 8 lakh rupees which this auto driver can't afford for his baby. Without your help this baby won't be able to survive. You are their only hope. Click here to contribute.