"She is a brave girl and it is only because of her will to live and make something positive out of her future are we doing everything in our power to make her better", said 19-year-old Nikita's uncle who is looking after her treatment at present.
19-year-old Nikita has been suffering for a while now. Diagnosed with Kidney failure, Nikita is required her to take dialysis three times a week for the last year.
A future in questionNikita is a college-going girl but unfortunately, due to her condition, she has been unable to do everything that a college girl her age does and has been spending half her time in the hospital. She had to drop out of her college a year back due to her condition.
She now needs to undergo a kidney transplant at the earliest before her condition worsens as she has already become very weak. For her kidney transplant, her mother has agreed to donate one of her kidney's to her daughter in order to save her life.
Ever since her condition became critical, her family has moved to Bangalore to stay with her uncle. They have mortgaged all their property and even sold some to pay off medical bills that have amounted to over Rs. 4 lakhs during the past year. The dialysis costs come up to Rs. 30,000 a month, for which they have exhausted all savings and are now beyond any means.
Old parents and a failed business
"She is a girl, and her parents are old and without any support back where they live in Kolhapur. So they are not very keen on getting her operated. This is why I decided to ask them to come over to Bangalore and stay with my family. I even said that, post her transplant, I am willing to look after her", said the uncle.
As the doctors suggested living donor kidney transplant, her mother has come forward to save her life. The estimated cost of entire treatment is Rs 6 lakhs, however, with no income to speak of (the father had a business which underwent huge loss), the family is at a loss to fund the transplant that can save Nikita's life. They do not have enough to continue with the dialysis either.
In such testing times, Nikita's uncle, Amit Patel has come forward to help. He is ready to look after her even after they manage to undergo the surgery.
"I will do anything in my power to save Nikita but I am also a working person who barely makes Rs 10,000 per month. My wife is a housewife and we have a daughter together. WIth such meagre income, we cannot arrange for the estimated amount of Rs 6 lakhs. This is why I am looking for help, from wherever I can manage", said the uncle.
How can you help?Nikita is young and has her entire future in front of her. Give her a chance to make most of it. Funds raised through this fundraiser will go towards her Kidney Transplant.
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.
Click here to contribute.