I am 16 years old. I love school. Yes, I know not many kids my age would feel this way. I just want to do well and get a good job so I can get my parents out of their struggle. Right when I thought my life was changing, my life seems to be ending. I have a chronic liver disease, and I will not survive without a liver transplant.“He worked really hard and wrote his exams even when he was in pain. Shashidhar scored really well. Now he is hurt that even with all that hard work, he is going to be left behind. He thinks God is punishing him with this illness.” - Shobha (Mother)
I gave my exams despite all the pain.
I can’t even begin to explain how it felt. The adults would whisper outside the room. Sometimes when they thought I was asleep, I could hear my mother crying. Finally, when they were doing a liver biopsy, I spoke to the doctor and he explained everything to me. There have been no secrets ever since.
I am scared. I don’t want to die. I am just 16. I have not finished studying. I have not finished living my dreams. I am so good at studies. Why is God punishing me?
“We had some land in the village. My parents sold that off. That is how we were able to continue my treatment so far. They say my condition has become stable and the doctors say that we have to get the transplant now – before it gets worse”
I try not to cry, but sometimes I cannot hide my tears
How you can helpShashidhar's liver has been suffering damage for the last three months and he needs a liver transplant before the liver damage starts shutting down other systems in the body. His parents have exhausted all their funds and have nowhere to turn to.
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