It is an unbearable pain, seeing your child lying there. looking lifeless. I don't even have words to explain how it wrecks a father's heart to see his child in that state. The very same child whom he thought to walk by holding his tiny hands, the one who sat on my lap and played with me endlessly!I am Prashant Borgaonkar, father to 8-year-old Yahoshava Borgaonkar. At an age when my son should be jumping around, yelling and laughing and cooking up the different mess every day alongside his younger brother, he is in a hospital bed with tapes shutting his eyelids and tubes inserted in his throat to keep him alive.
An unexpected tragedy
My son was diagnosed with Brain Tumor in July and underwent brain surgery on 21 July 2017. It is since that dreadful day that I haven't seen my child open his mischievous eyes and look at his Aai and Baba. He doesn't smile at us like he used to do before. He is just lying there, breathing with the support of a ventilator. The doctors say that there isn't any more surgery to do, we just have to wait and pray and we have been doing only that ever since.Post the surgery, my child would have been back on his tiny feet if it wasn't for his infection. He contracted an infection of CSF fluid and later on, was even diagnosed with a clot. This all worsened his state. For the longest time now, I only think that my child would have been back in my arms if he hadn't contracted the infection. But then I think, what's the point in ruing the past? Whatever had to happen, has happened. There's no way to go but forward and moving on, we have to provide all possible support for our child. While we are doing our best, the only challenge that sometimes waivers our hope is money.
"I mortgaged my land for paying my son's hospital bill"I am farm laborer earning very meager means. So far with the support of my extended family members. we have managed to pay Rs. 7 lakhs. But now, I have nothing more. I only had 7 guntas of land which I have already mortgaged. It is with that money that I paid off some of the bills. Nobody is sure how long will my son have to stay in the hospital, and with the daily medical expense of Rs. 11, 000, the bills are ever increasing. Now I don't have anything to sell also. Yes, I have a house but it is in my mother's name and where would we go without a house? I have a younger one to take care of as well. We cannot compromise his future for his elder brother, can we?
How can you helpYahoshava's parents have spent Rs. 7 lakhs trying to save him. All their life savings are now over, with nothing left for the biggest fight yet. Your contribution will give this family a hope to continue their fight for the survival of their 8-year-old.
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