Initially, Ika did not expect anything else from her pregnancy. When the doctor said that she had given birth to twins, she and her husband, Romi, felt very happy.
Unfortunately, their happiness did not last long when the doctor showed them that the twins, Rahman and Rahim, were born in a conjoined state. Ika couldn't hold back her tears when she saw Rahman and Rahim coming out of her womb. Their chest and stomach were close together and their heart and liver were attached so that the tissues were very difficult to break and separate.
Doctors also diagnosed the heart of Rahim (the youngest) was too weak to pump blood itself. As a result, Rahim depended on Rahman's stronger heart to pump blood throughout his body. Rahim also suffered from a congenital brain disorder (Dandy-Walker Syndrome) which caused a motor sensor and the sense of hearing was unresponsive.
It really can't be imagined how heartbroken Ika and Romi were. Now, Rahman and Rahim have reached the age of 10 months but their body weight is only 10 kg. It's far from normal for babies their age. Seeing the condition of the organs of the twins, the doctor requires them to undergo organ separation surgery immediately. But the surgery will be difficult and require a very large cost.
Without the surgery, Rahman and Rahim not only cannot live and grow normally like other twins, but they will also suffer health complications and even their lives are threatened.
As a father, Romi does everything for Rahman and Rahim. Starting to be a security guard to an online motorcycle taxi driver. He is also serving as a parking attendant in a corona pandemic situation. Romi is not afraid to make money even though he only gets Rp. 50.000 (around USD $ 3.4) a day.
With a limited income, it takes 32 years for Romi to be able to get enough money to cover the twins' surgery cost. It means that Rahman and Rahim can only lie on the bed and eat from the hose while waiting for 32 years until the money is collected.
Do the twins and their parents have to struggle that long?
Every parent wants their children to live in a healthy and normal condition. Likewise, Ika and Romi hope their two babies grow up happily like other babies. Let's help them.