My name is Aum Wadhwani. I am 16 years old & a Grade 11 student at the Bombay International School (BIS).
End-Stage Renal Disease ( ESRD) is a condition where the kidneys do not function. The only solution for those with this kidney issue is dialysis. Dialysis is one of the first technological innovations in medicine - and the only treatment that does not involve transplant, and yet allows a patient with end-stage organ failure to live long healthy, and productive lives. Dialysis removes the “waste” chemicals that accumulate in the blood because the failed kidneys are unable to excrete them.
This initiative of mine is to help those who find it difficult to afford to get dialysis in Mumbai. Its a life long need and puts a big strain on their pocket financially. My efforts will help sustain life, especially during these turbulent times. These patients need dialysis to survive and I think it is our responsibility to ensure that we provide them with whatever support we can extend. It costs just INR 600 per dialysis and INR 4800 to impact a patient for a month (8 times a month).
With your help, I would like to help as many patients for as long as possible.