Engagement and marriage are the two most beautiful words for a couple. As they look forward to live their life with each other. Vijay More, a Panvel resident, and Ashwini Shelake, from Thane, had also dreamt about a happily ever after.
Vijay and Ashwini were about to get engaged, but today, Vijay’s life mission is to save Ashwini. He is running from pillar to post, to save the life of his to-be wife. And, he is determined to spend the rest of the life with her.
The 25-year-old Ashwini, has been diagnosed with Bilateral Bronchochetasis, a lung ailment. And, the only way she would survive is by lung transplant.
“How could I leave her mid-way? No, certainly not. What if I get married to someone, and my wife suffers a life-threatening ailment later? Will I leave her too? NO! I will stay with Ashwini, and shall do whatever I can to save her,” said teary eyes, Vijay, while speaking to My Medical Mantra.
During Diwali, last year, Vijay and Ashwini’s family met to talk about marriage. Soon, both the families decided to share the bond with each other. But, in January, they realised that Ashwini’s lung disease is not curable and requires a transplant.
“We both come from a middle-class family, and cannot afford the cost of a lung transplant, so, we have started crowdfunding her treatment. The cost of the transplant is Rs 40 lakh. How can we arrange such a huge amount? My humble appeal to all is, please come forward and help me save my life,” added Vijay.
The 26-year-old Vijay is an IT engineer and his father work as a taxi driver. While Ashwini’s father works as an ST conductor.
Vijay further states, “The word transplant was completely new for me. I didn’t know anything about it. I searched on the web, read articles to know what transplant is. I have been witnessing her struggle for the past several months now.”
Vijay says Ashwini requires oxygen throughout the day. And, we have brought an oxygen machine for her.
Vijay concluded saying, “I have not given up, and, will never give up. I will be standing by her always.”
If you wish to make a contribution, here are the details you need to know about:
Pandharinath Dhaji Shelke
Name of Bank: State Bank of India
Account No.: 32774506858
IFSC Code: SBIN0009056
Google pay / phone pay : 9892617610