In a few weeks, it will be too late to save himMonu and Reena are as helpless now as they were one month ago when they found out about Tejas’ disease. The day they brought him home from the hospital, their house was filled with family members, laughter.
“Who would’ve thought that just a month later, we would find out that our baby doesn’t have time to live. When you look at his picture, do you see a sick baby? I don’t…but there’s so much wrong with him. We don’t have long to save him. He needs the heart surgery before it’s too late.”
Baby Tejas’ fingers, toes and lips turn blue often now. He gets breathless and starts crying. Monu and Reena have spent many sleepless nights trying to pacify him. A surgery is the only cure.
Irregular work, a big family to take care, and pending medical billsMonu has many people depending on him – his wife and two kids, his ailing parents and the rest of his family. His lives in a joint family, and is a daily wager. Work is irregular and it’s never the same work every day. On good days, Monu earns Rs. 400, and on bad ones, nothing. Baby Tejas has had to have many tests in the past few months – they had to even borrow the Rs. 1,500 needed for one of them.
“I can’t afford the 3 lakhs for his surgery. I know I have a few weeks, but even that’s not enough. For a poor man like me, it’s not possible to get that kind of money even in one year. I don’t have anything to sell either. I’m helpless."
Baby Tejas should be in the hospital getting surgery. Instead, he’s at home, his symptoms getting worse, his heart failing. He needs your help.
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