- Varalakshmi, breaking down
Varalakshmi and Nagarajan got married 15 years ago, and have been trying to have children of their own ever since. Varalakshmi got pregnant briefly in the 3rd year of their marriage, but it unfortunately ended in a miscarriage. It had been a terrible time for the couple, but they kept their hopes up and kept trying. They even tried fertility treatments for a long time. Then, finally, early this year. Varalakshmi got pregnant again.
He earned just twice a year as a farmer, and spent all that money on fertility treatments
“ I’m a farmer... I don’t make much money at all. With my farm, I get to harvest and sell my crops twice a year. And for the past 10 years, without fail, nearly all the money I made has gone into our fertility treatments. We’ve just wanted a child of our own so badly. Now, after all this time, we finally had not one child but two. We’ve already lost one of them, we can’t lose the other...”- Nagarajan
Their last chance at happiness lies walled away in an ICU, struggling to surviveBecause of her preterm condition, this little baby’s internal organs are barely developed. Her lungs are too small for her to take painless breaths, her digestive system is too small for her to eat and grow healthy, and poor tiny heart struggles with each beat to keep beating. She is literally too small to survive in this world without some help. She needs intensive care and medical support for at least a few more weeks for her to get to a healthy weight and state.
It’s been two months, and their precious little daughter hasn’t even opened her eyes
“We don’t know what to do. How are we going to save our daughter?! My husband already sold his land when our twins were born, to afford their treatment. But that money has run out now, and one of our babies has already died. The other one is so weak that she hasn’t even been able to open her eyes yet. It’s been two months! I keep thinking... what if she leaves us too, before getting to see the world she was born into?”- Varalakshmi, breaking into tears
This couple is desperate. All they want is to be able to go home with their daughter, but their financial condition is holding them back. This child may die because her parents are too poor. Only you can help them now, by contributing as much as you can.