Yogesh Mule has been very instrumental and vocal about spreading awareness about heart transplants. But ever since his little angel, Aaradhya got a heart on September 5, he has tried helping out others at the hospital.
Krushna Sadgir came to Fortis hospital, Mulund with a similar heart condition as that of Aaradhya. On September 20, Sadgir secured a heart. Since, Mule and Sadgir were in the same hospital, they got introduced to each other. Hence, Mule helped Sadgir in everything from informing about the procedure of heart donation. He also educated them regarding the importance of medications and helped them in understanding the procedure.
“Mule has helped us in every way he could. Right from explaining the procedure to how it is important to take care of Krushna, post discharge. He has been our pillar of strength. I wish all the happiness for Aaradhya, and a healthy future ahead,” said Ganesh Sadgir, Krushna’s father.
Ever since, April 2016, when the Mule’s realised about Aaradhya’s heart ailment, the family has stressed upon the importance of organ donation. Yogesh has further said that it should be taught in schools, in order to create awareness. “India has one of world’s largest youth populations. If children are educated about the importance of organ donation, they will discuss it with their families. It will become a talking point, and soon a revolution,” said Mule.
The lack of awareness about organ donation is one of the main reasons why his daughter waited for a donor heart for nearly a year and a half. “There is a lack of awareness with regards to organ donation. Children must be educated about organ donation right from the time they are in school. I request the government to include lessons on organ donation as part of syllabus,” insisted Mule.
According to Aaradhya’s father, organs have no religion, caste and society. “If this noble thought is imprinted in the minds of the children, they themselves will help create awareness about organ donation,” he said.