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Cause:

 ​Vamshi and Kalyani  had a baby boy just two months back. In just a week, they found out that their baby had a deadly heart defect. Their baby's life is in danger till he gets a small surgery that reduces excessive blood flow to his lungs. This will keep him alive long enough to get a corrective treatment.


Their baby is always breathing hard because of his heart defect. They have not formally named the baby yet – but they call him Komal Narayan. It was a name lovingly picked by an elder in the family. It is a name that the parents of this baby – Vamshi and Kalyani – hope bring him luck. His parents believe that despite his heart defect, the baby shows a strong will to live. 

Latest update on baby boy Komal

“We hoped for best things for our baby. But in just a week they told us that his heart was defective – leaking blood into his small lungs.” -Vamshi, the baby's father.

UPDATE (4/26): Thank you so much for the generous support of so many kindhearted people, We are excited to announce that we have reached our target of $7,500 to support Baby Komal's surgery!

Stay tuned for further updates on baby's progress. We will keep the website regularly updated.


In the meantime please do know that our work continues and there are lot more worthy causes that you can extend your support to, please click here to see those causes.

 “We live in the premises of an ashram that takes care of most of our needs. I conduct poojas, take classes on the Vedas and help preserve and digitise old texts. In a month – I can earn up to Rs 8,000.  We led a simple life – we never thought we would need more than that,” Vamshi explains. 

Family Background: 

Vamshifollowed his family's profession and has no funds to save his baby. Vamshi is a priest because his entire family is engaged in performing poojas. He dedicated his life to studying the Vedas and educating others about what it says. He even works with an academy to preserve ancient palm-leaf manuscripts. Unfortunately, his only income comes from performing poojas – an uncertain source of money for the family. 

         

Everyone in Vamshi's family is engaged in the same profession and no one is in a position to help him. He has already spent $1600 on treatment and has nothing left to pay for the surgery that will ease the baby's breathing. Without surgery, the baby's life is at great risk. 


Kalyani is still recovering from the c-section for the baby's delivery. She spends her entire day lavishing care on her baby – hoping to make him as comfortable as possible. The young couple is scared of what might happen to their baby if he is not treated.


UPDATE (4/26): Thank you so much for the generous support of so many kindhearted people, We are excited to announce that we have reached our target of $7,500 to support Baby Komal's surgery!

Stay tuned for further updates on baby's progress. We will keep the website regularly updated.


In the meantime please do know that our work continues and there are lot more worthy causes that you can extend your support to, please click here to see those causes.

Date : 05/18/2018

Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update on the baby's health :

The baby was discharged on May 14th . Currently, the baby is at home and has shown good signs of improvement. Yesterday, the family came for the weekly follow-up and the doctor has prescribed medicines for the baby.

The next follow up is due in next week, the dosage will be changed as per the baby's health condition.

Thank you for the love and support. We are grateful to all of you.

“He breathes hard – like he has run. It reminds us that our little, happy baby can be taken from us. But otherwise – he has gained weight. From the last 10 days, he started smiling at his mother too. Despite what the doctor says, we both feel that if our baby can smile – surely he can survive after the surgery,” says Vamshi.

The baby's health can deteriorate badly at any time. His heart is pumping excess blood to his lungs which can lead to his lungs filling up with fluid. He needs a minor PA-band surgery – that will control the blood flow to his lungs. This surgery will keep him alive, until he is strong enough to have corrective treatment.

Project Goal: $7,500

After careful analysis of all the costs associated with Operation, Pre and Post care, follow up formalities, medications and current financial status of the family, it has been determined to raise $7,500 (about 5 Lakhs) to support this cause. 


VT Seva ensures that 100% of the funds raised towards the cause goes directly towards this operation. Any extra funds will be put use towards similar emergency medical cases.   


Time is of essence, we greatly appreciate any donations to help save this baby. 100% of the donations are tax deductible. Please help spread the message by forwarding to your friends and family.


Date : 05/03/2018


Dear Supporters,




Baby had successfully underwent the surgery. There are no complications post-surgery, the baby is currently on the oxygen support.


Doctors are of the opinion that the baby will be under close monitoring for a couple of days before shifting to normal ward.

Here is the picture of the baby:

​VT SEVA