“I was working on a night shift that day. My daughter called saying “Ma, Anna is vomiting for the fourth time. He is not talking. I’m scared…please come home”. Terrified, I asked permission from my superior and rushed home. My child was burning with a fever when I reached. He couldn’t even open his eyes. He was fine when I left for work but...he looked extremely sick and I knew something big is ailing him” - Doulath, Mother
Test results at the hospital showed that 16-year-old Irfan Babu has jaundice. A few medicines were prescribed that would have cured him. Just when Doulath was relieved, Irfan’s condition became severe overnight and he was admitted in the ICU. His bilirubin levels increased and he was diagnosed with Acute Liver Failure.
The news knocked her down – her son’s liver is failing and she got only a month to save him
“Those two weeks when he was in the ICU were the hardest. I would have lost him but my child fought hard and came out alive. He is stable now but his symptoms keep coming back often. Doctors say the medicines will only slow down the process of liver failing. Only a transplant within a month can save his life” - Mother
Even working extra hours won’t help her pay for the transplantThe whole procedure including the transplant and hospital stay will cost around 25 lakhs. Doulath who works as an assistant to nurses in a hospital earns a monthly salary of Rs. 12,000. Even if she works extra hours or takes up two shifts a day she won’t be able to afford such a huge sum within a month.
“Allah has given me the strength to face everything that comes my way. I never cry in front of my kids. I don’t want them to lose hope. I tell the same to Irfan…to hold on, have faith and the pain will end. It’s that hope that keeps me going each day…praying that God will show me a way to save my dear son’s life.”- Mother
Doulath has no one to help her and she is counting on a miracle to save her son’s life. You and your kind contributions can be that ray of hope. Please donate and save this boy’s life.