I pay Rs. 50 a day to live in a small Dharamshala in Delhi. The Dharamshala caters to poor families like ours who have traveled all the way from nearby towns and villages to get treatment for their loved ones. I had to come to Delhi from my village in Uttarakhand 3-months-ago after my 11-month-old daughter faced complete kidney failure.
Little Gunjan has to now be kept alive on regular dialysis, one every alternate day, at AIIMS Delhi.
I haven’t been able to open my small shop in the village for the past few months, taking away even the meager Rs. 20,000 that I earned to sustain my family. On most days, even the Rs. 50 rent at the Dharamshala seems too much for me to afford.
I have no savings. Ever since Gunjan’s kidney infection was diagnosed 2 years ago, I have borrowed and loaned money to pay nearly Rs. 2.5 lakhs for her treatment.
The treatment, unfortunately, wasn’t working. Gunjan was constantly fatigued. She missed school on most days and lagged academically. It was heartbreaking for her when she had to stop dancing. I kept praying that she gets better and lives a normal life again.
But in February, she complained of a violent headache and kept constantly vomiting. We immediately rushed her to Delhi where the doctors informed us that both her kidneys had failed and she needed an urgent kidney transplant. I have to now gather Rs. 20 lakhs for her transplant. With all my savings gone, no present income and borrowings from family and friends that I have to return, I don’t know how to raise the money.
Please help me by contributing whatever you can to this fundraiser. Any amount that you can give will help me save my Gunjan. You can also help by sharing my story through Facebook and Whatsapp with others who can help.
Please pray for her life,