About 4 years ago Sunitha visited the doctor due to having symptoms like ongoing vomiting and fever. That’s when she was diagnosed with double kidney failure and shortly thereafter, she began having dialysis.
There were no sufficient services in her village, Chickbellapur so she came to live in Bangalore and is now taking her treatment at Ranka Dialysis Center Jyanagar People in the never-ending cycle of poverty are especially at risk for major illnesses like kidney failure.
Often when faced with such a hurdle, families are forced deeper into poverty. It also drives people apart, which is what happened to Sunitha. When her parents found out about Sunitha’s condition, they abandoned her in the hospital and went away, saying “We can’t help you.”
Sunitha holds a BPL (Below Poverty Line) card, and her parents are aged and facing their own issues. Her father, aged 67, used to work in the silkworm business, earning just Rs. 5-6,000 per month. However, now he is paralyzed and suffers from high blood pressure, so he cannot work. Her mother, aged around 62, is a housewife. Sunitha has one sister who also is unable to help her with her hospital bills.
Luckily, Sunitha has one uncle in Bangalore who allows her to stay with him. To meet the monthly expenses of approximately Rs. 17,500 for her dialysis and medicines, she has to approach others for help. Life is a daily struggle for Sunitha and kidney patients also face a multitude of other issues, including reduced immunity, lack of energy, and other problems.
How Right to Live is Helping:
As per our background verification, Sunitha is economically poor, and cannot afford the cost of her treatment. We at Right to Live, are trying to do our bit by raising funds for her treatment.
Remember that 100% of your donation goes to the patient’s treatment. We don’t use any part of donations for admin expenses, since those costs are covered by trustees. The payment is only ever released to hospitals and not placed in patients’ hands.