“We were blessed with Vinay 13 months old ago, but since the past year, he has gone to more hospitals than playgrounds, and has taken more medicines than food. Seeing him smile, it surprises me how he can be so happy, with all the side effects, the constant fever and weakness. He is fighting for himself. His little hands wrapped around my thumb when he is happy, just makes me want to hold him close to my heart. I can't lose him," - Vidya, mother.
His body is turning purple because of this diseaseVinay Kadam has Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome due to which the baby’s immunity system is extremely weak and is almost unable to form blood clots and heal the body. In Vinay’s case, he has experienced bleeding just under the surface of the skin which has caused the skin to develop a purple-black outlook on certain parts of the body. His body aches with weakness and no amount of medicines will make it okay until he gets a transplant.
All these scars on his skin are just signs of struggle that we will overcome
“Unlike all other kids here in the hospital, he is laughing and playing and trying to hop skip and jump! I believe in God, he is putting us under a test, and I know there will be a way out. The disease is no more our hurdle, we know he can get treated. Money is our hurdle, and time is not on our side. We need this huge amount soon otherwise it would be our fault that we were not able to save him and no one else’s.” - Nivrutti, Father of Vinay.
Nivrutti and Vidya work at their farm along with the rest of their family members in their town of Nanded. On the whole, they earn about Rs. 2500 a month and on better months, about Rs 3000. They have spent all their savings travelling to Aurangabad and Mumbai for Vinay's check-ups and medicines. A transplant worth Rs 20 lakh is something they would not be able to afford in their whole lifetime.
These poor parents need your help to save their baby Vinay.
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