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8-year-old Pawan Needs A Liver Transplant In Five Days If He Is To Survive Liver Failure

Pawan was rushed to the ICU two days back – in a critical condition. He has a disease that has completely destroyed his liver and his body is now shutting down. He needs breathing support and an urgent, immediate liver transplant. His father Sriram is a daily-wage agricultural worker who has been struggling to get his son treated for the last two months and is already under heavy debt.

Pawan's condition completely deteriorated over the last two months

Pawan used to be the picture of a health. Living in Kothlapur village, Telangana, Pawan enjoyed school as much as he loved playing at home with his toys. His family was amused, exasperated and annoyed in turns with his antics. Pawan’s condition deteriorated so fast that his parents still find it hard to process what happened to their active boy.

“Pawan is a very active boy. We would often get fed-up with his constant games. In fact, even till a few days back he seemed like the same child. For the last few days he has been so sick and his skin has turned yellow. He is unrecognisable,” Sriram says.

Sriram has been running from pillar to post trying to save his son ever for the last two months. When Pawan came home with a stomach pain, Sriram could never imagine that his son’s sickness would get worse and become life threatening. Unable to take Pawan to a hospital with enough diagnostic facilities, Pawan’s stomach illness was not correctly diagnosed till too late.

Pawan is now in the ICU – struggling to breathe. He has Wilson’s disease where the body is unable to get rid of excess copper which is then stored in organs like liver. His liver is completely decomposed and his condition is bad. The only an immediate liver transplant can save him now. His mother is a compatible donor and is willing to give him a part of her own liver for Pawan.

Pawan’s desperate parents have five days to save him

Pawan’s father is a daily-wage farmer in a small village. For Pawan’s treatment, he has fallen into a trap that spells doom for most farmers. He has borrowed Rs 2 lakhs on compound interest for treatment. It is the maximum credit he could get, but it is not enough. 

“When the doctors told us we need at least 16 lakhs for the transplant I suddenly had a heavy weight on my chest. Getting two lakhs was hard and we have no one to ask for any more money. My wife says we should be ready to fall on people’s feet and beg for help, but I still don’t see how we can arrange the amount in time,” says a helpless Sriram.

Pawan’s father has seasonal employment due to the nature of his work. He only works when a land-owning farmer needs help with planting, harvesting or transport. Nothing in his life prepared him for an emergency like this. The family really needs help saving Pawan.

How you can help

Sriram and Pawan’s mother Sumalatha have exhausted all their means trying to save Pawan. The last few months have plunged them in a situation that they are unable to cope with. They sold everything they had, left their village and came to the hospital in Hyderabad to save their son. But even that may not be enough.

Pawan has only 5 days to win this race for survival. Your contribution can save his life.

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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 organiser or the medical team.

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