Sunil Joshi (55) has chronic liver disease and needs an urgent liver transplant. His sons are unable to meet the expense of the procedure. They need financial support to save their father.
For over 20 years, Sunil Joshi's day began at 5 a.m. He left home to travel to wherever his next shoot was. Weddings, small-events and jobs, he took them all to support the education and upbringing of his two children. His sons remember their father coming back home well after midnight - exhausted.
Sunil with his family
Only 10 years back, he started a freelance catering service that would give him some more time at home and let him take things a bit easier. Things were slowly looking up. His older son Dharmesh (26) got a job at a law firm. Even though he is starting small, his rise in the company is assured.
His younger son, Yash (22) is studying M.Com. Sunil just needed to work for a few more years and then the family would have enough to live comfortably. But when things were finally beginning to get better, his health worsened.
Early last year, Sunil vomitted blood and was diagnosed with liver disease. Liver disease is an illness that leads to illnesses in other parts of the body. Ever since he's been diagnosed, Sunil has been in and out of the hospital. He is unable to properly eat, breathe or even stand.
For the last whole year, he has not worked and the family is taken care of through Dharmesh's meagre income. His family has spent over 5 lakhs on the hospital costs alone. To get a liver transplant, as the doctor advised, they need Rs 25 lakhs – an amount that is impossible to save up.
Sunil's wife Tejal is being the family's support system at the moment. "She is the one who is with father the whole day, ready for any emergency. She herself had a knee replacement surgery last year but thankfully, she has recovered and is our pillar right now," says Dharmesh.
His sons Dharmesh (26) and Yash (22) are doing everything they can to arrange for his liver transplant so he survives. Yash is going to donate a portion of his liver to his father. This will mean that he takes three months' bed rest and miss college. The family is focussed on Sunil getting better.
“I am trying to do everything I can to make sure Yash can go to the surgery with a peaceful mind. But my means are limited and we need help arranging for Papa's transplant,” Dharmesh says. In just a few months, Sunil's health deteriorated rapidly so the family fears the worst.
They are trying their very best to raise funds to save Sunil. Contribute and show the family that they are not completely alone in this difficult time.
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