Help Baby Om Get Physiotherapy To Prevent Permanent Paralysis
Om aged just 1 year and 3 months is suffering from laryngomalacia, is unable to sit or crawl and needs urgent physiotherapy to ensure he does not suffer permanent disability.
The troubles began soon after his birth when he was suffering from low platelet count, lacked appetite and had stunted growth. A few months after his birth he contracted severe pneumonia. For most of his life he has had to be admitted to hospitals for life-saving treatment, which has taken a huge financial toll on his family.
The campaign is being run by Om’s mother Archana who needs the assistance of Rs 1 lakh to ensure a seven to eight month long physiotherapy treatment costing Rs 15,000 per month. Senior Doctors including from AIIMS have said that physiotherapy will give him a very good chance at leading a normal life.
Archana and her family have spent all their savings on Om’s treatment. The situation is so dire that she also had to sell her jewellery to pay for his hospitalisation costs. Her husband - the sole earner in the family is a salesperson in a reputed MNC and earns Rs 15,000 per month.
Archana herself is a qualified teacher and has completed her B-Ed and MA. In the past, she has taught students from primary school to graduation level but was forced to stop to care for Om.
Currently, she is unable to find work and has said that if she is able to gain employment as a teacher, she would be empowered to pay for her child’s treatment, and would no longer need to seek donations. She specialises in Hindi, Political Science and can teach all the subjects at a primary level.