“For the last two months, we have been wandering from one hospital to another with our sick child, looking for the answers and a cure to his suffering. But we weren’t prepared to hear that his life is at stake, that his bone marrow is failing and without immediate treatment, we will lose him…”
- Moromee, mother
1-year-old Harshit suffers from Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare, serious blood disorder which has only one cure - a bone marrow transplant.
He underwent multiple blood transfusions in a span of 2 monthsIn September, this year, when Harshit woke up with a slight fever that wouldn't go away even with medicines prescribed by a local doctor, his parents were advised to get blood tests done. The results were shocking, as his blood levels were found to be dangerously low, and the little boy had to undergo an urgent blood transfusion.
“Before his diagnosis, he was admitted multiple times in critical condition, getting blood transfusions and all types of tests. His condition deteriorated so rapidly that he even coughed up blood one day and we knew it was something very serious. All our fears came true and now, he is battling for his life.” - Mohendra
Medicines and transfusions can’t keep him alive anymoreHarshit’s blood count drops down to dangerous levels and he requires blood transfusions quite frequently. Transfusions are advised to reduce the risk of bleeding and infection, but now, even that cannot save this child. Only a bone marrow transplant can, and luckily, Harshit’s twin is a perfect match as his donor.
“Harshit was such a healthy child right from his birth and now he barely has the strength to even get up from the bed without our support. Children at this tender age start walking, running, talking and learning more about life. But my poor baby’s entire future is a question mark now. He fights every day to survive and soon, the medicines and transfusions that are keeping him alive will also stop working. Doctors say that a transplant is his only option, but we will never be able to afford it!” - Moromee
Only you can help Harshit get a bone marrow transplantMohendra works at a port in Assam, his salary is nowhere enough to afford this transplant that will cost 26 lakh rupees. The couple has exhausted all their resources and is helpless now. They are far away from home, staying at a Dharamshala near the hospital constantly worried if their child will live to see another day. The are ready to go through with the transplant, but the only thing holding them back is the lack of funds. You can help them bridge this gap.
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