aniket…a name that changed my life a lot…a name that gave mee a mission…a reason to fight with all odds…a name that brought tears to my eyes and smile on my lips at the same time…a name that gave mee courage…a name that made mee believe that “I CAN”….
The six and half year old Aniket is suffering from something that is medically known as ASD or Atrial septal defect. (read about the disease in details by following this link: http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=11065). Doctor suggested an urgent closure of ASD under CBP.
I met Aniket last Saturday, much after I came to know about his heart disease. By this time I had already started letting people know bout the kid through twitter and various other sources. Aniket’s mother, Laxmi, works as a maid to earn her living. His father is a rickshaw puller. The family looked lost. They need 30k in 15 days and have no clue where they would get the money from.
Laxmi sobbed as she was narrating the whole story to us. “I cant do anything. I have to see my son dying”, were her last words.
I did not try to console her. I did not know what to say. But I knew what I should do – something that any human being should have done. I took it as a challenge. Thought, God has given me a chance and I should not waste time by thinking, but by simply taking a plunge.
I tweeted about Aniket’s story and soon found several offering donations. Aniket’s innocent smile gave me strength and determination to make it happen. All I know now is that Aniket must survive…he must keep smiling.