By: Trinete Rodrigues
Published On: July 17, 2020
It was during Diwali last year that 2-year-old Jiyan suffered a massive seizure. While millions celebrated the festival of new beginnings, this young boy was diagnosed with a disease called Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis. The illness occurs when antibodies produced by the body’s own immune system attack NMDA receptors in the brain.
His parents and twin brother sat by his bedside waiting for him to show signs of improvement. But little Jiyan’s road to recovery was a long and tough one. With funds starting to run out, the worried parents approached us at ImpactGuru for support.
The power of crowdfunding helped Jiyan battle this rare illness and come out a winner. His protective twin brother never leaves his side, afraid that Jiyan will fall asleep again as he had done before. His parents are overjoyed watching him smile and laugh and be the energetic child he was before that fateful day.
You became the light of hope and the balm of solidarity in the lives of the Vaghelas. This Diwali will surely be a joyous one for this family-of-four, thanks to kind donors like you.