“I live in the city of dreams but barely make anything. I am the sole breadwinner of the family and the cost of my child’s treatment is taking a toll on us, mentally. I no longer know what to do, where to go, who to ask help from...” - Mukesh, father
Defect since birthMukesh and Dhanashree Rane’s six-year-old son, Samarth, has been suffering from tricuspid atresia, since birth. Due to his condition, his right lower heart ventricle is underdeveloped, and requires complex open-heart surgery. The surgery is Samarth’s only shot at life and a healthy adulthood, and he needs to undergo surgery as soon as possible.
Samarth’s mother has been by his bedside, day in and day out, since her son’s hospital admission. She has been in the hospital long enough to see lives end on a daily basis.
“This scares me. My child is my everything. If something happens to him, I don’t know how I will survive. We have nothing left. Our friends are also hesitant to loan us anything more because we are already in so much debt. But that is not my concern now. At the moment, my husband and I are just focusing on arranging the funds required for our son’s open-heart surgery by any means possible,” - Dhanashree, mother
Samarth’s father works in a small company which pays his anything INR 10,000 to 12,000 per month. The family has so far spent INR 16 lakhs so far in their son’s treatment. They now need additional INR 13 lakhs for the open-heart surgery, without which all the efforts family put in to save their child would be for nothing.
Family of Minimal Means
Family of Minimal Means
“The worst form of punishment any parent can receive is having to see their child suffer so much. For the past three months, Samarth has been receiving treatment in a hospital in Mumbai. He is a brave child and I try my best to be an optimist around him. But when my wife and I are alone, all the pretense goes out of the window. At least we have each other’s shoulder to cry on. Our poor child, he is so young to even know how to express what he is feeling,” - Mukesh, father
Samarth’s mother is hopeful that her child will emerge victorious in his fight against this ailment.
“I am counting on the help of strangers. There is no greater pain for a mother that to see her child suffer so much. Please help us,” - Dhanashree
Every child deserves a pain-free childhood. Samarth’s parents are doing everything in their power to ensure the same for their child. You can help Samarth by clicking here.