“My wife might not get to see our daughter growing up. That’s her greatest fear as a mother. We have so many hopes and dreams for our future, but now she might spend the rest of her life in darkness,” says Priya’s husband Nilesh.
31-year-old Priya is at the risk of completely losing her eyesight if she does not get a surgery at the earliest. She is deteriorating due to a severe brain condition, and needs further treatment. Priya’s 2-year old daughter, Aditi, cries every day asking for her, while Priya is scared that she might never be able to see her little one again. An eye surgery can save Priya's vision.
They thought it was only a headacheLike most people, Priya used to have mild headaches every now and then. She didn’t think much of it until a few months ago when her headaches became more frequent and intense. Several tests later, she found out that she has Intracranial Hypertension, a condition where the fluid in her brain is excessive pressing against the skull and the brain.
“We had never heard of such a condition before, so we didn’t know what to expect. We were told that she would improve with medication, and for a while it seemed like she was doing better. Then the headaches started again, but this time it affected her vision too. We panicked,” explains Nilesh.
By November, Priya had lost most of her vision. She was quickly rushed to the hospital. Since her condition was critical, Priya was put on ventilator support, and has been in the hospital ever since.
Her daughter cries for her every day2-year-old Aditi is waiting for her mother to come back home. Nilesh is also able to visit his daughter only once a week since he must stay in the hospital with Priya. This has been very difficult for their little one who is now in the care of her grandmother. She sits by herself in a quiet corner and cries softly, wanting her parents to come back.
Priya with her family
“Aditi misses her mother terribly. Priya cries every day at the thought of never being able to see her again. Every time she sees her daughter, she wonders if this might be the last time she will ever see her. Everyone dreams of seeing their child grow up and go through life. As a mother, it kills her inside at the possibility that she might not have that.”
Priya is trying to stay strong for her daughter. She’s hasn't given up yet, but Nilesh doesn’t know how long she can stay positive. A surgery will save her and help her recover from this terrible condition. However, Nilesh worries all the time about how he will pay for it.
They have exhausted all their savings on treatmentPriya needs to undergo a surgery for her eyes immediately. The cost for the surgery is estimated to be Rs 5 Lakhs, and Nilesh has exhausted all his savings from over the years on her treatment so far. He works as an office assistant and can't afford to pay for the treatment anymore.
“We were saving for daughter’s education. We were slowly building a better life for ourselves, but now our present and future is threatened by her deadly disease. I’ve spent everything I had on all her tests and procedures so far. I don’t know how I can pay 5 lakhs. This surgery can save her from going blind, but I have no means to pay for it.”
Nilesh has asked his family members for money, but even that is not enough for the surgery.
“I will keep fighting for Priya. I will never leave her side. She has been my strongest support all these years, its time for me to be hers now," says Nilesh.
How You Can HelpPriya suffers from a serious condition called Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension that is rapidly deteriorating her ability to see. If not operated on immediately, Priya may go completely blind. Her husband Nilesh can’t afford to pay the Rs 5 Lakhs needed for her surgery. Priya is waiting to go home to her daughter again and needs your help to get better.
Your support will save Priya from spending the rest of her life in darkness.
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