54-Year-Old Hasan Is At His Sons Mercy Who Is Struggling To Arrange Money For His Father's Heart Surgery | Milaap
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54-Year-Old Hasan Is At His Sons Mercy Who Is Struggling To Arrange Money For His Father's Heart Surgery

My name is Hasan Imam, and I have worked as a laborer in alleys of Delhi my entire life. Before this, I never felt like a helpless old man. I am 54-years-old, but if it wasn't for my poverty, I wouldn't need to beg my sons and daughters for help when I am sick. 

Struggling to make ends meet

I couldn't afford to lose work at this point. My kids are growing up (all seven of them), but other than the eldest one no one is settled. Even though I barely earned Rs 200 on the good days, this was the job that kept my family fed. But I had to let go of it as my chest pains, that was once just a nagging concerns, suddenly began to become unmanageable.

I visited doctors and got tests done. This was two years back. The doctor suspected heart disease and upon going through my test results, it was confirmed that my heart had also given up on me. I had severe heart disease with 90% blockage.  

"I want to live, even if everyone else thinks I am too old to try"

I tried making it all disappear by not even thinking about it. Two years, I have lived with my disease. But now, the doctors say that it is time to live. If not anyone, then for myself and my wife.

I won't lie. I wouldn't care much if this problem only affected me. This has made my entire family's life hell, more so of my wife who is back in Bihar, praying for my healthy return. I will be too selfish if I leave her to manage on her own. She has no one besides me and my kids. But in a few years when they start settling in their life, she'll be a liability for them,  just like I am now.

So yes, I want to survive, for my wife's sake. Just that, I don't have any many to do so. The doctors say that if I want to even think of surviving, I have to undergo angiography with stenting and estimated the cost of it is Rs 1.5 lakhs. I am just a poor labourer and whatever little saving I've had has been used up in feeding my family.

My eldest son is working as teacher in Bangalore for a measly salary of Rs 10,000. He himself has a family of four, a wife and two kids, to look after. He is doing his best to arrange the funds required, but it will be wrong on this father's part to worry him even more.

How can you help? 

Hasan is 54-year-old and has to leave his job because of his condition. Now he is struggling to make ends meet. He has somehow managed to pay Rs 25,000 to the hospital but is still required to arrange for Rs 1.25 lakhs. Funds raised through this fundraiser will go towards his surgery. 

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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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