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October 2018 Update 2

“One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is to have a happy childhood.” ~ Agatha Christie

Childhood is one phase of life where the poverty or misery of the family doesn’t necessarily stop the child from playing games, having fun with friends and building memories. It is unfortunate that some children do not even get the opportunity to build such happy childhood due to their health conditions. It is really painful for the parents and the family to see their child on the hospital bed, at the age where he is supposed to be walking his first steps, uttering his first words and playing with toys. It not only destroys the memories of the parents but also a beautiful childhood for the kid.

Master Sriram Karthikeya, 7 months old boy presented with history of poor weight gain since birth. He was admitted in Rainbow Children’s Hospital & BirthRight by Rainbow, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. He was diagnosed with Failure to thrive and cow milk protein allergy. In view of persistent weight loss despite on elemental formula feeds he was started on TPN after placing PICC line. After being in hospital for more than a month and having spent nearly 7 Lakhs for the treatment, his condition has not improved. As the hospital bill is exponentially increasing, doctors have advised to treat him at home. Home treatment is still costing about Rs.3500/- per day and the tenure of the treatment remain indefinite as of today. Their family approached Team Ashvattha for help to continue with the treatment. Volunteers from Ashvattha visited the family to understand the condition of the baby and donated an amount of Rs.40,000/- for the treatment. We hope the baby recovers soon and enjoys his childhood.

Appreciate all the donors and volunteers of Ashvattha who were able to help this little baby grow. Every life matters!

AshvatthaOctober 2018 Update 2