“For 10 years, he suffered from a life-threatening disease and it went undiagnosed. 10 years!”
The family consulted doctors, from a local clinic to multi-speciality hospitals, but Arman’s life-threatening disease went undetected. Everyone concluded his Aplastic Anemia as minor injuries.
Blood gushed out of Armaan’s nose
And then one day, Arman’s nose started bleeding. Unlike other instances, the bleeding just wouldn’t stop this time. Kayyum rushed his son to AIIMS after the doctor at a local clinic couldn’t help him. Armaan’s condition turned critical.
"We were so scared. Our son lost a lot of blood and that day we feared for his life....for 6 months he underwent tests and Arman’s disease was finally diagnosed. Now when a cure is available…we can’t afford it. How many more years does he have to suffer? How many more years does he even…have." - Kayyum, father.
Arman was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. In simple terms, his body is unable to produce enough blood cells.
Currently, Arman requires blood transfusions at regular intervals otherwise he turns weak and pale. But this is a temporary cure. As a permanent cure, he needs to undergo a bone marrow transplant which involves a huge amount of money.
“As a kid, he would dream about flying a plane, playing cricket...but….his body never supported his spirit,” says Nargis, breaking down.
He says nothing, but he understands everything
Arman is aware of his ill-health. He feels weak all the time, and that scares him the most. He wants to go to school every day, but he can only go for 5-7 days in a month. He wants to play with his friends, but all he can do is look at them. He wants to ride a cycle, but he can’t even sit on it without help.
“He asks me if I’ll ever be able to do all of this, I don’t know the answer to that but I need to stay strong in front of him. Every time we take him to the doctor, he stares at us sadly. He says nothing, but he understands everything.” – Nargis, mother
Kayyum works as a labourer at a cloth manufacturing unit and brings home INR 10000 to 12000 per month. He is responsible for feeding a family of six. There is no way he can afford the 30 lakhs needed to save his son’s life.
“I’ve spent all that I could earn, borrow, and had saved for my son. Now, I’m left with nothing. I need your help to save my son.”
First, it took years for doctors to detect Arman’s disease and now the treatment costs are too much for his parents to afford. Your contribution can save Arman’s life.