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Parents become paupers in search of cure for their sons

In an example of selfless love, a couple from Bhaini Fatta village in Barnala sold all their property for the treatment of their two sons, Rajvir Singh (20) and Jasbeer Singh (15), suffering from muscular dystrophy, a degenerative disorder which weakens musculoskeletal system.

punjab Updated: Aug 06, 2013 21:14 IST
Ashpuneet Kaur Sandhu

In an example of selfless love, a couple from Bhaini Fatta village in Barnala sold all their property for the treatment of their two sons, Rajvir Singh (20) and Jasbeer Singh (15), suffering from muscular dystrophy, a degenerative disorder which weakens musculoskeletal system.

There is no treatment and medicines can only slow down the weakening of muscles, but cannot cure it. Amarjeet Kaur, the mother, said: "I have sold all my gold ornaments for getting the best possible treatment. We have been fighting with the disease for over 13 years, but there has been no improvement in their condition."

She added it was distressing, but they carried on with their life as a smile on the boys' faces was enough to light up their life.

The boys themselves are unable to even move by themselves, but say that they are fine, when the HT team questioned them.

Their father, Baldev Singh, has also sold his land to fund their treatment, "We have sold our land because we wanted our sons to get treated in the best hospitals," said Baldev.

"We got to know of the problem when my son was 12-13 years old. They used to fall off in the school and could not balance properly. The school authorities then used to call us to take them back. Later they started demanding support for every little activity as they simply could not support themselves."

"NRIs from different countries are funding us. No one from India has helped us so far," said Baldev.

Jagbinder Singh, who runs Homeo Care hospital, where the family is residing now days for treatment said, "There is no treatment in allopathy, ayurveda, physiotherapy or other allied science for this disease. They are undergoing with a simple massage. Their stay here is being funded by an NRI association. Homeopathy has treatment for this disease and we are waiting for their nod to start this treatment."