“Everyone asks me the same question, ‘he seems very active, we thought he would be in a lot of pain because of his disease’. Honestly, that is the only relief we have. Our child is suffering from a life-threatening disease and watching him play happily is the only thing keeping us from losing hope.” - Srinu, father
He needs a liver transplant to survive2-year-old Mahanth was diagnosed with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC), a liver disorder where the flow of bile from the liver stops or slows, causing liver scarring and eventually leading to liver failure. In this little boy’s case, his liver is damaged beyond repair and without an urgent liver transplant, he won’t be able to make it.
“He was just a few months old when the symptoms started to show, his body turned pale and his eyes yellow. He had jaundice and no medicine helped him recover. We went to so many hospitals, to so many cities...We could see him getting weaker and pale, his stomach started to bulge too but we didn’t know there was such a dangerous disease hiding behind it and killing my child slowly.” - Santoshi, mother
He went door to door, begging for help
“Month after month I took my child to different hospitals in different cities, he underwent so many tests that I have lost count of it now but it was only 20 days ago we found out about this disease. This whole time, I have been running here and there, asking everyone I know to lend me money. But now, I am unable to keep up with the expenses anymore. I don’t have any money left. If we can’t afford this transplant on time, we will lose him and I don’t want to lose him.” - Srinu
Only you can help these parents save their babySrinu works as a daily wage labourer and Santoshi looks after the house. Ever since Mahanth started falling sick, he could barely go to work. The poor parents could only manage this far with the kind support of their relatives and friends. This liver transplant will cost them 20 lakh rupees which is beyond their means.
“I am just a painter and currently I am not earning the little that I used to before. It’s getting harder to keep fighting and time is running out too. Please help me save my child, you are my only hope.” - Srinu
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