On his 6th birthday, Advik fell terribly sick and was diagnosed with a severe blood disease.
Advik is not one to sit idle – he kept his parents on his toesOn the weekends, Lakshmi would spend the day drawing and colouring with Advik. She teaches art to high school students in Hassan, Karnataka, but her son’s drawings are her favourite. Advik kept his parents, Lakshmi and Lakshmeesh, on their toes. There’s never a quiet moment in the house with him around.
“He never sits idle. He’s always engaged in some activity – whether it’s inside the house or playing cricket and hide and seek with the neighbourhood children. All his teachers in kindergarten always tell us that he participates in every activity with so much enthusiasm. He recently dressed up as a king for his fancy dress competition.” - Lakshmi, mother
But now in the hospital, Advik can’t do much. He’s too weak, and his disease makes him vulnerable to even small infections. Advik has aplastic anemia, a severe condition in which the body stops producing new blood cells. Lakshmi is diabetic, and the stress of watching her only son suffer so much is affecting her healthy. But nothing is above his health for her.
Advik dressed up for the fancy dress competition in school
There’s a permanent cure for his disease, but it’s beyond his parents’ meansThere’s a permanent cure for Advik’s blood disease – a bone marrow transplant. Lakshmeesh is a matched donor and can save his son, but they don’t have the funds to afford the transplant. Lakshmeesh is a lawyer, but both their incomes together isn’t enough to afford the 28 lakhs needed for the transplant. Lakshmi hasn’t been able to work for more than a month now.
“We need to make sure that he doesn’t get even a mild fever. Even that can be dangerous. My husband is back home because of work. He wants to be with us, but we need every rupee that we can get. We end up spending nearly 1 lakh every week. We’ve already taken many loans and spent almost 10 lakhs till now. We just can’t afford the transplant.” - Lakshmi
Advik needs the bone marrow transplant at the earliest – only you can help himIt’s the most difficult sight for a parent to see their child suffer so much. Lakshmi is diabetic. But she doesn’t worry much about herself. All she worries about is her only son, her ‘paapu’ (child) as she lovingly calls him. Advik has been undergoing blood transfusions for more than a month now, but it can only prolong his life for this long. He needs a bone marrow transplant at the earliest. Only your support can save him from this misery.
With your support, Advik can recover and go back to being his happy and active self.
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.