Mamatha and Vikas’ son is only 4-months-old and he needs an urgent heart surgery in the next 24 hours to survive. This is their story.
For Mamatha it feels like just yesterday that they celebrated Yuvi’s birth. He’s their first child, after all. She often wonders how this came to be. How in just a few months her son is fighting for this life in the ICU – with just one day left to live.
We’ve left everything behind to get him treated
“You can see how swollen his eyes are…that’s because of all the infection. It’s been one month since we’ve come here. We haven’t left the hospital since he got fever that day. I can see how much pain he is in…as his mother, there’s nothing I can do. It’s the worst feeling.” – Mamatha, mother
It’s terrifying isn’t it, to think that a regular fever led to such a scary diagnosis? Baby Yuvi has a heart disease due to which the blood flow from the heart to the lungs is blocked. He can’t breathe.
"Right now, every rupee counts – but I haven’t earned anything in weeks"Vikas and Mamatha haven’t left the hospital in a month, which means it’s been a month since Vikas has earned any money. He’s a daily wage labourer, and every rupee he earns counts – especially now.
“But I can’t leave. We’ve tried for weeks to continue his treatment, and now he has just 24 hours to have the heart surgery. It can save his life, it will give him a chance…I can’t afford it. I don’t have anything in savings. This is not something we ever prepared for…” – Vikas, father
Tomorrow, baby Yuvi’s life can change. He can be free from the severe pain he’s been in for the past few weeks, but only with your help. Baby Yuvi has 24 hours to get heart surgery. You can save his life.
The specifics of this case have been verified by the medical team at the concerned hospital. For any clarification on the treatment or associated costs, contact the campaign organiser or the medical team.
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