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When a child is born, it's the birth of not one but three people. One who just came to life and the other two people who are now reliving a new experience as parents. Nine years ago, my son, Vedant came into this world and our lives were with filled with uncontainable joy.
These years passed by as fast as they could, between school and holidays we were a very happy and content family. From childhood Vedant's love for cars was prevalent, he would run around the house with his toy cars and he always spoke about how he wanted to become a racecar driver when he grew up. Everyone who now comes to visit him in the hospital gets him a toy car. Vedant's kidneys have failed and he's alive only with the help of expensive dialysis. However, dialysis and medicines won't help him survive for long. As a permanent cure, he needs a kidney transplant which costs Rs. 10 lakh ($14,550).
My name is Sandip Sakhle and I am Vedant's father. I work as a school peon and earn as little as Rs. 20,000 a month. My family and I had just returned from our native place when suddenly my son complained of pain while urinating. We thought of it as urine infection and got him checked by a general physician. However, that same night his condition worsened as he started vomiting blood. By the time we reached hospital the oxygen level in his body was very low and his blood pressure shot up to 190 mmHg. The doctors ran a few tests and the results told us that he was suffering from acute kidney failure. His condition was critical. It has been a month since then and with each passing day, his life is at risk.
Before his diagnosis, he was a super active child and would make his mother run behind him all day with his mischiefs. All we can see now are his eyes filled with tears, hands pricked with needles, and face without a smile. My wife is donating her kidney to save our child which means she, too, has to undergo expensive dialysis. We both are not ready to lose Vedant and are doing everything in our capacity to save him. However, even if we turn our worlds upside down, it is impossible for us to raise so much money in so little time. I request everyone to donate generously and help my Vedant smile again.