"Papa, buy me a heart na. Get my surgery done soon! Then I can get better again"My own heart hurts everytime my son says this. I am Kausar, and I am talking about my son Moiz.
(This story is from the perspective of Moiz's father Kausar)
A small, but happy family:
I have a small family. My wife Khateeja is a housewife, and I have three children. Moiz, who is 14, Taha, and then my 1.5 year old baby daughter. We are a small family, but we were happy.
In the last week of November 2016 Moiz started coughing very badly & we took him to a Child Specialist who suggested a 2D ECHO. Through this, it was found out that his heart was severely damaged and was working only 5 % of its capacity. The doctor recommended a heart transplant. I remember the exact date all our lives changed- it was the 27th November 2016.
I took my son to the best specialists I could afford- and they all said the same thing. Moiz needed a new heart.
Till February 2017, I pursued all alternatives, until I was forced to accept this. Till then, I was determined to get my son treated on my own. After all, I am his father! On hearing the doctor's estimate of Rs 25 lakhs, I was forced to think again. I am a small time shop owner, and have spent lakhs on my son's treatment. I cannot afford to single- handedly pay for his heart surgery- I do not even have insurance.
I am struggling to meet his medical costs
Now I have been forced to bring Moiz home. I cannot even afford the daily ward charges. Every alternate day, I buy injections that cost me Rs 3000 and watch as a nurse comes to my house and injects Moiz.
At any sign of fever or cold, I rush him to the hospital. His immunity is very weak- he has been at home only for 12 days and has already been admitted twice.
My wife is very worried- after all, she is a mother! She tries to stay strong for Moiz- and comforts him. But every night, she prays hard for him to get better soon.
Why am I fundraising?
I am reaching out to you in the hope that you can help. Moiz is my first born child. He is a smart, cheerful boy, who wants to live his life. He is confident that his papa will make him get better. Please help my son believe in me!
Your contribution is the only hope for Moiz to get well again.
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