"Cirrhosis, as people think, is not a disease which is caused only by alcohol. There are other factors too, which can cause liver cirrhosis like fatty liver or hepatitis B/C. Joydev is a non-alcoholic and non-smoker who suffers cirrhosis. He really needs a chance in survival." - Dr. Anand Khakhar.
“We live a simple life here. We want the boys to have whatever they need to achieve their dreams. All Kakuli and I want is to grow old together and have a home filled with love.”
“They did routine examination. I could not believe them when I heard the diagnosis. We kept going from hospital to hospital hoping we would hear something different. We cannot afford the treatment, if my diagnosis was true. For all those reasons I was in denial.”
A person cannot live without a liver. There is only one way out for Joydev. He needs a liver transplant to survive the rest of his life.
“He does not drink or smoke. He has good eating habits. He takes care of his body well. I have no idea, why he got this terrible disease! We had so many dreams for our children. We don't know how to handle this. Our elder son is also away during this time. I am hardly able to keep it together!” Kakuli cries.