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This Mother Who Can’t Even Afford A Bus Ticket Is Struggling To Save Her Son’s Life

When you look at Manoj, you will see a regular 13-year-old boy, who loves playing with his friends and is hard to get a hold of. Manoj sets off on his cycle the first chance he gets. His parents struggle to get him to do homework, let alone do the household chores. But this was Manoj before his kidney disease, before his life changed. Now Manoj is too weak on most days, and hardly leaves his room. He needs dialysis. His next session is on Friday, but Gopal and Nagrathnamma know they can’t afford it.



“We have to rent a car to bring him to Bangalore. The treatment and the entire day’s expenses are too much for us after all this time. We have nothing left. We can’t even afford a bus ticket now, let alone his treatment. But without this, his condition is going to get worse.” – Nagarathnamma, mother

His kidneys can completely fail without your help

It all began 4 years ago – a cold, cough and fever led to the diagnosis that Manoj had a kidney infection and anemia. He needed dialysis then for a few days, but Manoj was soon back in school. Medicines helped him stay active. Now, however, Manoj’s kidneys are damaged. It can completely fail if he doesn’t get the treatment he needs.

“He doesn’t like studying much and doesn't talk about what he wants to become. We used to worry, but now we just want our child to be healthy and active like before, that’s what matters most to us.”

Unfortunately, his parents have nothing left with them to continue his treatment.

They are already lakhs in debt, they can’t afford his treatment

After years of medical expenses, Gopal and Nagarathnamma are 10 lakhs in debt. The amount is only increasing every week. Every visit to the hospital costs them more than Rs. 5,000 – it’s more than they even earn in a month as farmers. They are afraid that they won’t be able to continue his treatment any longer. Manoj will be forced to stay at home, getting sicker with each day if they don’t find a way.

“It’s our biggest fear – our poverty being the reason our son doesn’t get the chance he deserves. I wish there was something more we could do, but we don’t have any savings or anyone to turn to for help.”



Just like you, Manoj hates being in the hospital. But the treatment is the only thing keeping him going. His parents need your help to continue his treatment.

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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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