They rushed him to the hospital in the middle of the nightSaritha was 8 months pregnant when the doctors found out about the baby’s heart condition - congenital heart disease. They assured the parents that the child will get better with time. Unfortunately, within one month of their baby’s birth, Saritha and Lalaiah had to rush their baby to the hospital in the middle of the night.
“I was putting him to bed when he suddenly started gasping for breath. I saw his body turning blue and his nails black. I knew at that very moment that his heart is not okay. We took him to the hospital and our worst fears came true. He needs heart surgery to survive.” - Saritha
All I want is to be a mother, is it too much to ask for?The baby has severe obstruction of the pulmonary veins making it hard for him to breathe and the body to get sufficient oxygen-rich blood which is why the baby's body turns blue. Without urgent heart surgery, he won’t be able to make it.
“I wanted to see my baby grow and take his first steps. I desperately waited for the day when my child would call me ‘Amma’ but now, everything seems to be a distant dream. I don’t want it to be that way, I don’t want to lose my child. All I want is to be a mother, is it too much to ask for?” - Saritha
I only have a few hundred rupees left in my pocketSaritha and Lalaiah are labourers who work on others' farms for a living. They live in a village in Warangal, Telangana and what they earn was enough for them to afford basic necessities. But lately, neither of them has been able to work. Saritha due to her pregnancy and Lalaiah due to the unfortunate pandemic.
“I only have a few hundred rupees left in my pocket nothing else. How will I save my son? All that I saved over the years and all the money I managed to borrow is all spent now. Please help me save my son, my only hope of becoming a parent.” - Ialaiah
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