Help Twarit and the Shrivastavas reclaim their lives
The biggest jolt any parent can experience is the death of their child. Which is what happened in 2006 to Rashmi and Atul Shrivastava whose daughter passed away when she was only 8 months old. As luck would have it, they became parents again in 2009 with the arrival of Twarit.
Unfortunately, Twarit was diagnosed with aplastic anemia. Aplastic anemia is an extremely rare condition in which the body stops producing new blood cells, leaving patients fatigued and at a higher risk of infections and uncontrolled bleeding. Being a rare illness, medical expertise and treatment options are both expensive. After consultations with global experts, doctors prescribed allogeneic bone marrow transplants for Twarit’s recovery.
The entire cost for these transplants will come to nearly Rs. 40 lakhs. Twarit’s family income is barely Rs. 25000 a month and the Shrivastavas have put everything they have into Twarit’s treatment. They’ve raised about Rs. 5 lakhs so far from various sources – and spent Rs. 4 lakhs already.
Kids need to be out running, playing, exploring and making new friends. They shouldn’t be living in hospitals. Watching a child suffer in order to have a chance at life is something no parent should ever have to experience. You can help Twarit and his family regain their lives by helping fund the rest of Twarit’s treatment.
Thanks to our well-wishers, Twarit’s treatment has been fully funded.