“Just a month after he was born, I noticed that his eyes and his body were turning yellow. He had jaundice and no medicine helped him recover. With each passing day, we could see him getting weaker and pale. But we didn’t know that such a dangerous disease was the cause of it, killing my child slowly. He is just 8 months old. He has barely learned to walk and now he is fighting for his life.”
- Sameem, mother
He needs a liver transplant within the next 4 weeksAyan suffers from Biliary Cirrhosis, a condition in infants in which the bile ducts outside and inside the liver are scarred and blocked. Bile can't flow into the intestine, so it builds up in the liver and damages it. Ayan’s condition is very severe, his liver is damaged beyond repair and there is only one cure - a liver transplant, and he needs it within the next 4 weeks.
His stomach has bulged out abnormally
“He stays awake most of the time, unable to sleep. His whole body itches and he cries a lot due to the irritation it causes him. His stomach has bulged so much that his veins are clearly visible. He can’t roll over, crawl or even sit because of it and I am unable to do anything to free him from his pain. But there are times when he smiles for a brief moment, and in those moments I just forget what we are going through. If we can’t afford this transplant in time, we will lose him. I don’t want to lose him.” - Sameem
Merely an auto driver, this father cannot save his babyImran is an auto driver, earning 12000 rupees a month. His income is barely enough for his family of 6 along with Ayan’s monthly medical expense. By the end of the month, they are left with nothing and are often forced to borrow, so they can put food on the table. Ayan’s treatment will cost these parents INR 18 Lakhs, which is just beyond their means.
“I can’t even provide my family with proper food right now, how will I ever be able to gather so much money!? I don’t want to lose hope, but saving my child is starting to seem impossible with each passing day. I can’t earn that much money even if I work day and night for the rest of my life. I just have 4 weeks to save him…” -Imran
Ayan’s transplant was supposed to happen when he turned 2 years old. But his condition is very critical right now that without the liver transplant, he will not make it. You are his only hope at survival. He needs your help.
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