I am Suresh, father of a month old baby boy who is diagnosed with congenital heart disease. We are from Pondicherry and he was born in Rajiv Gandhi Hospital. The doctors immediately suggested shifting him to Fortis Malar Hospital in Chennai.
I am a fisherman and my monthly income is Rs. 4000, that’s what it costs to travel from my home to the hospital each time.
A month ago, we were just like other happy parents, expecting our second child. Once my baby boy was delivered, my wife and I couldn’t control our excitement so you can understand our turmoil when we saw our baby slowly lose colour and start turning blue right in front of our eyes.
Instead of crying to ask for food, my baby cries just to be able to breathe normally. He is currently in the ICU, where doctors say he is recovering but will need a heart surgery to secure a healthy life ahead.
We have already taken a loan of Rs. 2 lakh to start his treatment immediately. It is going to take us a lifetime to pay back the loan and we are still struggling to gather more for his treatment. People have refused to lend us money, knowing we can’t pay them back.
My wife keeps crying, looking at my son hooked with multiple tubes to a ventilator. My older son who is just 4 years old is confused about what’s wrong with his brother.
The cost of the entire treatment including the surgery, medication and ICU stay goes upto 6 lakhs. That’s the only thing standing in the way of my child’s healthy tomorrow and a new happy beginning for my family. Please help me bring my child home.
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