Epson Narah, a 5-month-old baby boy from Assam, arrived at Apollo Children's Hospital, Chennai, 2 months ago.
Upon arrival, he had wet gangrene of his left foot and had to have a below-knee amputation. This procedure ended up causing a severe bacterial & fungal infection for which he was given numerous medications intravenously for weeks.
But, Epson had to be admitted a second time - for a septic shock. Epson had to undergo prolonged treatments against fungal infection using high-end and costly medications to treat this.
And then, unfortunately, came his third admission. He came in with a high spiking fever and was found to have an immunodeficiency condition called Chronic Granulomatous Disease. And to cure this, he will have to undergo a Bone Marrow Transplantation and eventually need a prosthesis for his left lower limb.
Epson and his family will be staying in Chennai for the next 6 months to enable him to go through these treatments, and you can help them pay for Epson's treatments to get him healthy again!
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Hospital and general medical expenses are high - and when combined with living costs - as a result of having to stay in a new city for prolonged periods of time - are even higher. And sometimes, even having basic medical insurance isn't enough.
When families who do not have the means to pay for these expensive treatments are met with these emergencies, they are often left uncertain about gathering the resources to help their loved ones.
And that's where crowdfunding comes in. Crowdfunding for medical purposes allows these families or individuals to raise the funds that they need to get themselves or their loved ones healthy and happy once again.