A desperate family is in a race against time to raise £20,000 – to pay for their baby daughter’s liver transplant.
Tahoora Begum has end stage liver failure and needs a liver transplant in the coming days to give her a fighting chance of survival.
But her desperate parents have been told they need to find 16 lakh – around £20,000 – to pay for the nine-month’old baby’s treatment first.
Her father father Shabhir, a truck driver, and mother Talha, a housewife have sold nearly all their possessions but still have no where near enough to pay for the operation.
The pair from Hyderabad in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are begging for help from the public to help their daughter who is now on a ventilator.
Shabhir said: “I have a few possessions left but even if I sell it all we will not be able to raise enough money to get a liver transplant.
“Nothing I can do will give me enough to save my baby.
“She used to play, move her hands and legs, sometimes laugh and scream.
“But for the last month she has just lay there, too tired to even cry.
“Her stomach is swollen, bigger than her small, frail body.”
The tot has been poorly for around seven months after doctors diagnosed her with cholestatic liver disease.
The family has a letter from doctors confirming the need – and cost – of the operation.
To donate, visit: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/help-tahoora