Rahul Verma, founder of Uday Foundation talking about his son’s illness, which inspired him to start the foundation and how you can support us.
SHORT STORY BEHIND UDAY FOUNDATION
In 2006 Arjunuday was born as a sibling to a healthy sister Lavanya. Tulika and Rahul Verma planned second baby to give a company to their daughter. It was a full term pregnancy without any complication.
The minute Arjunuday was born, the doctors found multiple congenital defects that shattered the dreams of the parents. They were devastated and could not understand why they were being punished in this way. They had no choice but to accept the inevitable reality and decided to give him the best possible medical care.
Perhaps this is a penalty he has to pay for being born in a third world country. Yes, when Arjunuday was only one hour old he had a price tag on his life. If parents If parents paid the price, they can have him, if not he has to go back to where he came from.
Tulika and Rahul went through phases of self-pity, denial, mutual accusations and anger towards the society, which was indifferent to their problems.
After 9 correction surgeries and 11 hospital stays , Now Arjunuday is just another child of his age but he cannot have voluntary bowel movements and require an artificial mechanism to empty his colon, a daily enema.
Today, Rahul runs foundation with the help of a dedicated team and Tulika continues her Job to support the family.