“Whenever I look at my baby, my eyes fill up. I don’t know why this has happened to her. I just feel so helpless and hurt about the fact that I can’t do anything but be by her side.“ – Manisha, Aditi’s mother
In addition to this, 9-month-old Aditi’s mother also fears losing her and has done everything in her power to save her. Aditi has a severe congenital heart disease and a hole in her heart. She needs an immediate heart surgery but her parents have no means to save her.
Manisha, Aditi and Mukesh (Aditi's father)
Aditi's smile fills her mother up with hopesPlayful and always smiling at anyone who holds her, Aditi is so cheerful that no one can guess at how ill she really is. Her radiant smile is the one thing her mother can really hold on to even in the darkest moments.
“When you look at her, it’s hard to think that her condition is so serious. She just wants to play and will do so with any one. She doesn’t cry and is constantly smiling. It’s hard to think that my baby might not make it because of her disease. I'm trying to do all I can to save her.” – Manisha
Aditi’s has a hole in her heart and her condition is severeFor the first 6 months, Aditi was totally fine. A persistent cold and cough forced them to do a 2D Echo test on Aditi, and that's when Mukesh and Manisha’s happiness came crashing down. They found out that Aditi was born with severe heart defects. Her oxygen levels are low and she has a 7.5 mm hole in her heart. Her heart is at high risk of failure.
For 3 months, they went to several hospitals in Mumbai and Bangalore but all of them rejected to perform a surgery given the high risk of Aditi losing her life. They spent all they had on these trips have finally found a hospital equipped to perform the surgery now. The surgery should have been done months ago. Her surgery is scheduled for February 8, 2018, and now Mukesh is running out of time to help his daughter.
Aditi needs multiple surgeries to stay aliveMukesh and Manisha received another blow when they found out that Aditi needs not one but 3 surgeries in total. Her second surgery needs to be two years later and the third 4 years later.
All of this is possible only if her first surgery is successful. The family is already racing against time to get Aditi life-saving cardiac surgery. Unfortunately, they don’t have any resources left to save her.
Mukesh and Manisha are running out of time to save AditiWith little time left, Mukesh and Manisha are in dire need of help to save their daughter. Mukesh is a tempo driver for a small retail store and is the sole earning member in the house. He earns so little that it’s impossible to save anything. He has begged and borrowed from various people, including organizations and spent Rs 80,000 on the treatments Aditi needed until now.
“The fact that I can’t help my baby hurts. If I don’t get the money, is she supposed to live like this and suffer? We’ve asked so many people and now, I have no idea what to do.” – ManishaThe total estimated cost of the cardiac surgery is approximately Rs. 2.85 lakhs. Mukesh and Manisha, simply, can’t afford such high costs on such short notice and have no other means except asking for help.
How you can help9-month-old Aditi’s only hope for survival is to get the heart surgery as soon as possible. She is already late and her parents are running out of time to arrange the funds.
Your support and contribution will save Aditi’s 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 organizer or the medical team.