Charvik is a four-month old infant with a large hole in his heart!!!
I am a contract worker and can’t afford this surgery to save my infant son. Help me save my child!
My son Charvik was diagnosed with a moderately larger VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect) in his heart just 2 weeks after birth. We were referred to Dr. Devananda at the Manipal Hospital in Bangalore, who advised us that our baby had to undergo surgical closure of the defect (called the Ventricular Septal defect –VSD) at the earliest.
My name is Paramesh and I am a contract labourer. My wife, Gomathi, is a housewife. We are from Mangalore and depending on the contracts I get; I make INR 10000/- a month. We have a 3-year-old daughter as well and my family of four is dependent on me.
The BD (Bidirectional Glenn) Shunt surgery costs INR 3.5 Lakhs and the post-surgery treatment and ITU care will cost an additional INR 1.8 Lakhs. I have spent the last 3 months trying to raise the money to save my child’s life. But this has been an impossible mission.
Manipal hospital has been generous and waived 52% of the costs and we are turning to crowdfunding to raise the remaining amount of INR 2.8 Lakhs approximately.
Please help us raise this money so that our son can lead a full and healthy life.
Image: Attested letter from Manipal Hospital
ABOUT THE DOCTOR & HOSPITAL
Chairman – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
HOD & Consultant
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Manipal Heart Institute
Manipal hospitals has a world-class network of healthcare establishments in India. We have more than 25 years of experience in providing comprehensive healthcare that is both curative and preventive in nature. Today we are the country’s third largest healthcare group with a network of 15 hospitals that care for a wide variety of patients not just from India but also from across the globe.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
My 4-month-old son Charvik needs a BD shunt surgery immediately to mend the hole in his heart. The cost of treatment will be nearly INR 3 Lakhs. Your contribution will help me save my son. All funds collected will be transferred to the hospital directly to ensure transparency.
ABOUT MANIPAL FOUNDATION
“Manipal Foundation is the social arm of the Manipal Group, which funds and executes social projects in five focus areas: -
- Vocational Skills Training and Employability
- Women Empowerment
Since its inception Manipal Foundation has touched the lives of lakhs of needy and deserving people belonging to the lower economic segment of the society PAN India.
Manipal Foundation is the nodal agency for this funding campaign. Donors are eligible for tax exemption by contributing funds to Manipal Foundation. Funds received will be transferred fully without any deduction to Manipal Hospital Bangalore to meet the cost of the surgery/procedure. At the end of the campaign, 80G receipts will be issued by Manipal Foundation.”
Any funding to this campaign qualifies for 80G Tax benefits .
COST BREAK-UP OF SURGERY
Disclaimer: Fueladream is providing some of the rewards on behalf of Charvik's father as he may not have access/ resources to do the same.
Risks and challenges
* The costs indicated take into account inflation and all possible additional costs. There maybe small changes in the exact cost.
* There maybe changes in Charvik’s condition which could account for unexpected increases in expenses which are not factored for .
* Possible risks during surgery and the recovery period of a pediatric heart surgery are:
- Bleeding during surgery or in the days after surgery
- Bad reactions to medicines
- Breathing problems
* Additional risks of heart surgery are:
- Blood clots (thrombi)
- Air bubbles (air emboli)
- Heartbeat problems (arrhythmias)
Disclaimer: Manipal Foundation and Manipal hospitals are not liable for any claims whatsoever from the patient or from funders for any complications that arise from the surgery, including a unsuccessful surgery.
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