Support Hitesh Chawda

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Fundraiser ended on Jun 06, 2019

Help Hitesh regain his sight and see this world while he is still a child!

Help Hitesh regain his sight and see this world while he is still a child!

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Hitesh Chawda
Currently admitted at
Shreya Hospital , Delhi
funded in 36 days

₹ 25,44,354 Raised of ₹ 25,00,000

1,960 Donors

₹ 25,44,354 Raised of ₹ 25,00,000

1,960 Donors in 36 days

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Hitesh Chawda
Currently admitted at
Shreya Hospital , Delhi

Latest Update


Dear Donors,

The last time we shared an update on Hitesh, we had mentioned he was about to visit specialists to find out if his damaged optic nerves could be regenerated.

The doctors have succeeded in transplanting stem cell in both his eyes. They have also transplanted stem cell into his spinal cord. The transplant was a success. Now, Hitesh is under observation for the next 2-3 days where the doctors will try to ensure that the body accepts the transplanted stem cell.

If for any reason, the body rejects it, he would have to go through another round of stem cell transplant. However, if the body accepts the stem cell, Hitesh's body will start regenerating the optic nerves in 3-6 weeks.

Hitesh health is fine and he can’t wait for the bandages on his eyes to be removed.

We will again share with you how Hitesh is faring. We hope we will soon celebrate the boy regaining his eyesight. Thank you for supporting Hitesh's quest of regaining his vision. Your generosity and kindness fill the world with hope.

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Story


He has not even seen his parents as yet.


“We were so happy when Hitesh was born, but within a few few days he came down with severe jaundice. I still remember my wife and I running from one hospital to another with our child’s treatment. Luckily, we were able to get him cured and save his life, but it took away his precious eyesight.”

-Hitesh’s father


Hitesh’s parents are from Jodhpur in Rajasthan, and he is 7 years old now. Every time they look at their son, they cry silently, wondering what will become of him. They blame themselves for not being able to afford the operation that can give him his sight back.


“In Jodhpur, we couldn’t see much hope for our little boy to get his sight back. With whatever little funds we had, we took him to a government hospital in Ahmedabad. However, the doctors would  not treat him because we could not pay for Hitesh’s hospital bills.”

-Hitesh’s father


The lack of timely treatment has made things worse for him. He feels alienated from the world due to his blindness. Children in the neighbourhood refuse to play with Hitesh because he is blind. Every time he tried talking to them, they would make fun of his posture and the way he walked. Even the other children’s parents would never invite him for any birthdays or other functions. Loneliness has consumed him. Hitesh weeps and screams when his family tries to take him out because he is ashamed of being called a freak. So he sits alone at home most of the time.


A ray of hope….but way out of our reach!

There is still a chance that Hitesh will be able to see once again. Recently, Hemant Sharma, encountered this boy in the slums of Kalak colony, Nagori, and out of compassion for the family, took him to Shreya Hospital, Delhi. The doctors checked Hitesh thoroughly and advised eye transplant and eye rectification surgery to restore his eyesight, which would cost around Rs. 25 Lakh. Given the current state of their finances, they cannot afford it. Hitesh’s father, who worked as a painter had fallen off a ladder while painting a wall and injured his hand.  He is now unemployable in his vocation. Hitesh’s mother is also only a daily wager.


“Every morning we leave the house looking for any kind of work. The uncertainty of getting a meal even once a day, haunts us daily.”, sobs his mother.



Their misfortune continues...

Two years ago, they had another son, Prince, who was born with congenital limb abnormalities. Now the entire family is treated like social pariahs, because both their children have health issues.


“Everyday in my prayers, I ask God to give my Hitesh a chance to see the world from a child’s perspective . I want him to see me, his mother and his little brother.”

-Hitesh’s father


How you can help…

Hitesh has seen nothing as yet. Please help Hitesh get his eyes back, so he can lead a normal life like other children and be one among them.

Please donate and also share this story on all your social media platforms.


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  • - Account number : 700701707015895
  • - Account name : Hitesh Chawda
  • - IFSC code : YESB0CMSNOC
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Updates(2)


#1 (30 Sep, 2019)

Dear Donors,

The last time we shared an update on Hitesh, we had mentioned he was about to visit specialists to find out if his damaged optic nerves could be regenerated.

The doctors have succeeded in transplanting stem cell in both his eyes. They have also transplanted stem cell into his spinal cord. The transplant was a success. Now, Hitesh is under observation for the next 2-3 days where the doctors will try to ensure that the body accepts the transplanted stem cell.

If for any reason, the body rejects it, he would have to go through another round of stem cell transplant. However, if the body accepts the stem cell, Hitesh's body will start regenerating the optic nerves in 3-6 weeks.

Hitesh health is fine and he can’t wait for the bandages on his eyes to be removed.

We will again share with you how Hitesh is faring. We hope we will soon celebrate the boy regaining his eyesight. Thank you for supporting Hitesh's quest of regaining his vision. Your generosity and kindness fill the world with hope.

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#2 (29 Jul, 2019)

Dear Donors,

We appreciate the outpour of love for Hitesh. Hitesh lost his eyesight in infancy due to jaundice. You helped us raise funds for him to go through a cornea transplant. Unfortunately, Hitesh's recent diagnosis shows that his optic nerves have disintegrated. The family will soon be leaving for Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai for further consultation to discuss the possibility of regenerating Hitesh’s optic nerves. Only because of your donation and well wishes has Hitesh made it so far. We will keep sharing Hitesh's brave journey with you.

Thanks,

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