65 year old Theresa is suffering from severe breathing issues. She is undergoing treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) for about 4 years. The illness wakes her up every half an hour during her sleep, and she has difficulty in speaking.
She lives with her son and his family at Thilaknagar, Bangalore. Her son works as a driver. The eldest of his three daughters lost her ability to speak after a vaccination at the age of two. She is being treated at Nimhans, Bangalore for neuro disorder and the family is spending Rs. 6000 a month on this. The family is financially poor.
Doctors at St. John’s Hospital, Bangalore has advised to use an oxygen kit, which would help Theresa in breathing. The kit costs Rs. 39,000.