Little Arnav turned one in Dec 2018. This is his first birthday, and he spent the day on a hospital bed with his worried parents, fighting (and winning) a major battle for life.
It all began in December when Arnav began showing unusual symptoms for a boy his age. His skin turned a painful yellow and he would constantly cry in discomfort. His parents rushed him to the nearest hospital, expecting the doctor to diagnose him with jaundice. However, his condition was far worse than they’d imagined.
At no more than 11 months old, little Arnav was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, a condition where the liver is permanently damaged.
Only a liver transplant could save him.
He was admitted to Global Hospital in Hyderabad, but raisings $50000 for his transplant still haunted his parents.
This was when his father, Arnav began looking for ways to afford his surgery. He didn’t want to consider loans or borrow from relatives as these would turn into cumbersome burdens in the future, or put a strain on relationships. He scouted the internet, hoping to find a different solution and came across gogetfunding.
Initially, he was dubious about the idea of gogetfunding. “It seemed like an offbeat idea. I wasn’t sure if it was a concept that most people were familiar with. I wondered how my family and friends would react.”
$50000 he needed!
Arnav is currently on medications, getting ready for his transplant in January.