After his dad passed away a few years ago, young Sayed Mohammad quit school and started working at the local mechanic shop against his family's wishes. He wanted to try and help around the house, and not be a burden. What made his sacrifice so much more meaningful is that young Sayed has been struggling with a heart problem for the past 7 years. He has to carry medicines with him to work every single day, because he knows that if he skips even one dose, he could lose his life. Now, at 16, his medicines are proving to be no longer enough; he needs a surgery now.
My family lives on the pension amount we get
“My grandson’s life is now in your hands. My son Rahmathulla passed away a few years back and I’m living this life only for my grandchildren. My grandson is fighting for his life now. His mother works as a tailor in our village and hardly earns a few rupees a day. The government pays us a pension amount of 2000 Rupees per month on behalf of my late son. With this income… how can we afford the heart surgery?” – Sayed's Grandfather
I want to take care of my family, but instead I’m a burden to them
“I could not study in spite of trying hard, so instead of wasting my family's money, I joined as a helper in a small mechanic shop. I don’t want to be a burden to my Amma (mother) and Akka (sister). My grandfather is also old and needs help. I want to take care of them but I cannot do that if I don’t live... I don't want to die. Please help me.” – says Sayed as he breaks down crying.
Sayed has been diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, the only permanent cure is a heart transplant
“So far, we got the tests done and some free medicines through state-run programs. But now my son needs major surgery and I do not know whom to seek help from. My daughter calls up every day from our village saying that she is not able to pay the bills. She asks me what to do. I don’t have an answer. I don’t have any money.” – Rahamed Bi, Mother
Sayed can undergo a heart transplant with your help. You can save this family from their struggle.