A two-year-old Yadnya is the apple of the eye of his family, but past year was stressful for his family as Yadnya’s liver started failing since he was 8-month-old. In June, the doctors recommended liver transplant surgery for him and his parents had to overcome the major hurdle of collecting required funds for the surgery. Only relief was in getting the liver donor. Yadnya’s mother Madhura Awar donated her liver to him.
“My baby is my world and I wanted to see him living a normal life. Yadnya has been discharged from the Apollo Hospital, Navi Mumbai and he is recovering well post-surgery. We are really happy to see him home,” said Madhura.
Yadnya’s surgery took place on August 15 and has been discharged on Sunday September 10. According to the doctor, he his responding well to the treatment. “Yadnya has been discharged and he is doing well. His body has shown no sign of rejection of the donated liver,” said Dr Mirza, Liver transplant surgeon, Apollo Hospital, Navi Mumbai.
After getting the donor there were many hurdles in the way for scheduling the surgery. Financial condition posed a major concern in this case. The family had to struggle to collect Rs 16 lakh for the transplant. Rakesh Awar, Yadnya’s father, is the sole bread earner in the family as Madhura could not resume her job after pregnancy. Many helping hands came together to provide financial aid for the liver transplant surgery.
“I have noted down the names of people who became helping hands for us. It means a lot to me. I will try to help them back as much as I can. Apart from the big organisations, such as Tata trust, Being Human and CM Relief fund, we received help from our relatives, neighbours and friends. We are really grateful to them,” added Madhura.
Rakesh hasn’t joined his duty back as Yadnya is used to have him around. “For almost a month now I am with him. So, he may get emotional if he doesn’t see me around. I will join back on the duty once his follow-up check-up is done,” said Rakesh.