Shrihaan’s way out of paralysis, is one true crowdfunding story!

By: Ashwath Sheshadri

Published On: November 21, 2019



I can never forget that morning. My 3-year-old woke up, excited that he’d go out to the park with me, but as he got up, a sudden sharp pain ran through his back and Shrihaan fell back on the bed. 

Ever since that day, we have done everything to keep him alive. 

His mother and I rushed Shrihaan to the hospital. By then my son had lost all his coordination as if he was paralysed. His speech became slurred and he felt breathless. He was put on oxygen support immediately and underwent multiple medical tests. 

Shrihaan had Guillain Barre Syndrome - a rare disorder in which a person’s immune system attacks the nervous system. Only 1 out of 1,00,000 people suffer from this rare disease. A tracheostomy was performed to allow him to breathe freely.

The doctor mentioned he needed immediate Plasma Therapy. The expensive life-saving injections were needed for another 30 days for him to be able to survive. I am a mere government employee who didn’t have the ability to pay for his expensive treatment. I took the advice of my doctor and started a crowdfunding campaign on

Because of all the love and prayers of everyone who read and were touched by our son’s story, Shrihaan is now on the road towards recovery. 

I will forever be obliged to all the kind strangers who prayed for Shrihaan. Thank you for saving my son’s life!” - Santosh Atpadkar, Shrihaan’s dad. 

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