“He was born with a swollen stomach and his body is always hot to touch. He has never been able to keep food in with the constant vomiting and diarrhea. So many times, he became very sick. But he has completed a year and is fighting to live. I don’t want to be the one to give up on him.” – Bhavna, Yash’s mother.
This toddler’s life has been nothing but sicknessYash is his parents’ first child. His arrival was a joyous event for them. But only three days after his birth, he developed jaundice and had to be readmitted to the hospital. Since then, he has only ever been sick due to liver problems. It is only through his parents’ untiring efforts that he has survived this long. Unfortunately, his liver is now completely damaged and he will not live without a transplant.
“What hurts us most is his obvious, constant pain. Especially when it rains, he cries and develops angry red rashes. He was born in the rainy season, and it is our bad luck that it is raining so much this year. Every evening it rains, he starts crying. I don’t know how it hurts him, and I feel unable to do anything.” – Bhavna
Yash’s parents spend twice their income every month on his medication aloneYash’s father Baleshwar is a rental tempo driver in a small town in Rajasthan. He earns a measly Rs 3,000 a month and needs to spend about Rs 7,000 on Yash’s medication alone. The only reason they have managed so far is because they have mortgaged Bhavna’s aged parents’ house.
“We just cannot afford to keep him in the hospital. So we go only when he becomes really sick. Somehow, I keep praying we can save him. Doctor says that I am a good match and I am ready to give him a part of my own liver. I just want to save him in time.” – Bhavna
In the last month, Yash’s condition has deteriorated rapidlyDespite being damaged, the liver can function for a long time. For Yash, that time has ended. His liver disease is making him very sick. Yash needs a transplant immediately before his small body gives up. His parents are struggling to find a way to save him.
Little Yash has bravely fought to live till now, but needs your help to survive. Please help this desperate family find a way.