Medindia
Advertisement

Indian Father Plans to Sell His Kidney to Fund Treatment for His Obese Children

by Shirley Johanna on April 18, 2015 at 11:32 AM
Font : A-A+

Indian Father Plans to Sell His Kidney to Fund Treatment for His Obese Children

A poverty-stricken father is prepared to sell his kidney to pay for the medical treatment of his three obese children.

Yogita (5), Anisha (3) and their 18-month-old brother, Harsh, are among the heaviest children in the world weighing 34 kg (74.8 lbs), 48 kg (105.6 lbs) and 15 kg (33 lbs) respectively. Their father, Rameshbhai Nandwana (34) of Gujarat, India, is a daily wage laborer, who earns a monthly salary of Rs. 3,000 (less than $50). The only way he can afford medical treatment is to sell his kidney.

Advertisement

Yogita and Anisha eat 18 chapattis, two bowls of soup, 3 lbs of rice, six packets of chips, five packs of biscuits, 12 bananas, and a liter of milk. As they experience frequent hunger, their 30-year-old mother Pragna Ben spends most of her day making their meals.

"My day starts with making 30 chapattis and 1 kg vegetable curry in the morning. After that I am again in the kitchen preparing more food. Their hunger never stops. They demand food all the time and cry and scream if they're not fed. I am always in the kitchen cooking for them," said Pragna Ben.
Advertisement

Nandwana said, "If my kids continue to grow at this rapid rate they will have major health issues. We're terrified they will die."

The family has already spent a lot of money on consulting with doctors and treatment over the last three years. "When Yogita was born she was extremely weak and weighed just 1.5kg (3.3lbs). We were worried for her health. So we fed her a lot during the first year of her life to build her strength but by her first birthday she had bloated to 12kg (1st 12lbs)," said Nandwana.

Their third daughter Anisha also went through the same phases like Yogita. The couple understood their children suffer from some disorder only after their youngest son became obese within a year like his siblings.

The couple also has a six-year-old daughter, Bhavika, who weighs just 16 kg. Doctors believe the children suffer from Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, the symptoms includes constant hunger, reduced muscle tone, restricted growth and learning difficulties.





Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Gonorrhea
World Alzheimer's Day 2021 - 'Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer's
'Hybrid Immunity' may Help Elude COVID-19 Pandemic
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Height and Weight-Kids Urinary Stones In Children Vesico-Ureteric Reflux Causing UTI in Children Hydronephrosis / Antenatal Counseling Kidney Disease Kidney Kidney Health Stones in Urinary Tract Childhood Obesity Battle of the Bulge 

Recommended Reading
Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity is one of the most serious health challenges in the developing countries and ......
When Tackling Childhood Obesity, Parental Sleep as Important as Child's Sleep
Parental sleep is related to child sleep, which is in turn, linked to a decreased risk of childhood ...
Impact on Childhood Obesity can be Positive With Motivational Interviewing
A new study reveals that an obese child's weight is successfully reduced with the usage of ......
Study Finds Early Life Risk Factors And Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Childhood Obesity
According to a study, racial and ethnic disparities in children who are overweight and obese may be ...
Battle of the Bulge
The ‘battle of bulge’ is the toughest of all battles. Once you put on weight it is so difficult to g...
Hydronephrosis / Antenatal Counseling
Currently most pregnant women undergo one or two ultrasound scans during their pregnancy....
Stones in Urinary Tract
Ask people who have suffered from urinary stones and they will tell you how excruciating the pain ca...
Urinary Stones In Children
There is a wide misconception that only adults develop stones. On the contrary kidney stones are ver...
Vesico-Ureteric Reflux Causing UTI in Children
Bacterial infection of urinary bladder can cause pain and burning sensation while passing urine. Abn...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use