We tried our best, but it wasn't enough... we lost Balaji...
“Two years ago, Balaji started getting sick. Frequent fevers, constant weakness. We didn’t know what to think. We took him to our village doctor, who suggested we take him to Hyderabad. But they still couldn’t detect anything bad, they just gave us tablets to control his fever. Soon his blood count started dropping dangerously, he started having hearing problems, and then he started vomiting blood. After running even more tests, he was finally diagnosed to have some kind of dangerous blood disease. We had to give him constant blood transfusions to keep him alive. But after a few days, and a year since the first time he got a fever, we ran out of money... We had to discharge him and take him back to our village. He died within hours of getting there...”
The poor family has lived in a daze since that dayThey tried their best to get life back to normal, but the loss of a child is one of the deepest wounds anyone can suffer. And then on top of that, before they even got close to accepting their loss, Hemanth started showing the same symptoms as his brother — weakness and a fever that wouldn’t go down. Ravi immediately took his son to a specialist, in Bangalore this time, who confirmed his worst fear: Hemanth has Fanconi Anemia too, the same disease that killed Balaji, and without an urgent bone marrow transplant, he will share the same fate as well. It’s been four months since the diagnosis and Ravi has been trying his best to save his only remaining child.
We can't go through this again, we can't lose Hemanth too
“We don’t know what to do. Ravi has been struggling for 4 months to gather the 25 lakhs Hemanth needs for the transplant, but it’s impossible for him on his own. And we’re running out of time. The disease seems more aggressive in Hemanth, the symptoms appearing more quickly. His fevers won’t stop, he has started bleeding from his mouth... It broke my heart when his hearing started to go, because I understand what it’s like to have your world suddenly filled with silence. We cannot treat our son, we have no money. Please, think of him as your own and donate whatever you can. Please.”
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