Swaroop needs a liver transplant, but it is a price for his life that the family can't afford
To Sarla and Satyam, Swaroop was their dearest wish come true. His birth was a very happy occasion “We really wanted a child to love and bring up. He was born 6 years after we got married – when we had almost given up hope,” says Satyam.
For a whole year after he was born, Sarla and Satyam felt like their world was perfect. Satyam had worked over 12 years as a goldsmith worker in Warrangal. His supervisor trusted him and he had regular work – which meant a monthly income to take care of his wife and child.
“Doctors say he needs a liver transplant. But everywhere we go, they ask for 25 lakhs. Even if I work my whole life, I won't earn that much. How will I get this much money? It is a price for our son's life we can't afford,” Satyam says.
Swaroop begs for water. He cannot eat solid food and needs to be carried around.
Swaroop is on a strict liquid diet - which can also become too much for his body to handle. It has affected his strength and growth
“He is supposed to be on a liquid diet, but even that is not always retained. Once a week, he vomits, becomes weak and falls sick. Watching our baby suffer this way is a punishment. None of us at home feel like eating when we see him,” explains Satyam.
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