Sathya had just said his first words when he went completely deaf
“He was completely fine till he was a little over 1. He had started saying ‘amma’ and he would tell us what noises the bus or the birds outside made. Our home was filled with his giggles and babbling,” – Vedavyas, father
Unfortunately, Sathya got a fever when he was 1.3 years that didn’t subside. They took him to a doctor in Shimoga who suggested a high dosage of medicines. Vedavyas and Asha took him home - but a few days later, they noticed their son wasn’t the same. He stopped responding to them when they called his name. This time they took him to a doctor in Manipal only to find out that their son is completely deaf.
His mother can’t leave him alone, even when he’s going to schoolLittle Sathya’s life changed from then on. His parents spent Rs. 35,000 and got him the hearing aid he’s wearing now. When he was 2, he started going to a school for children with speech and hearing disabilities. Asha accompanies him to school every day and has to stay with him through the day. The school is his happy, safe place. But Asha can see his struggle – he can’t even tell her when he’s hungry or wants something.
“Now he’s started just pulling me to the kitchen every time he wants to eat. Despite everything, our son is coping so well, but he will never be able to hear or speak without the cochlear implants that he needs.” – Asha, mother
The surgery will give Sathya a better life, you can help himVedavyas works as a waiter in a small hotel in Mysore. Asha can’t work because she has to stay with Sathya all the time – they have no way to afford the 8 lakhs needed for his cochlear implant surgery. Vedavyas’ income is just enough to pay the rent, household needs and his school. They have nothing as savings.
“I don’t have anyone to borrow from, and even if I did, I would have no way to pay them back. This surgery will help my son have a better life, and that’s all we want for him.” – Vedavyas
You can gift this 4-year-old the ability to hear and speak before it’s too late.
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