Beltangady: Mother to donate liver to 2-yr-old daughter, needs support

Daijiworld Media Network - Beltangady

Beltangady, Sep 2: Baby Dithi is barely two years old, but she is already fighting for survival. Her young mother who brought her to this world is ready to become her saviour too, but she needs help from generous donors and of course, lots of prayers to save her little daughter.

Baby Dithi, aged 1 year and 11 months, from Balanja village in Beltangady taluk has been suffering from end stage liver disease and needs to undergo liver transplantation at the earliest.

Dithi is the daughter of Ratnavati and Manohar Balanja, an agriculturist who also works as a reporter for a newspaper. The liver transplantation has already been scheduled at Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in Bengaluru.

Dithi has been suffering with end stage liver disease for the past 5 months and has been under treatment. Dr Sanjay Rao, senior consultant from Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital in Bengaluru has opined that Dithi needs liver transplantation for survival.

Dithi's 27-year-old mother Ratnavati has agreed to donate her liver. With the child having B-positive blood group and the donor mother O-positive group, the transplant is possible.

Manohar comes from an economically poor background and it is not possible for him to bear all the expenses related to the transplantation and other post surgery care. The total amount required is Rs 24 lac, out of which Rs 16 lac would go for donor and recipient operations and Rs 8 lac for other medical expenses.

The transplantation has been postponed for want of money. Manohar has requested daijiworld readers to help him to save his daughter's life. Your help can give a new lease of life to the child and honour a mother's sacrifice.

Those wishing to help little Dithi may send their contributions to:

Manohar K 
Bank: State Bank of Mysore
Branch: Belthangady
Account No: 54055305804
IFSC Code: SBMY0040741

Contact No: 9481755111, 9686492511


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  • Sunita, Kinnigoly / Fujairah

    Wed, Sep 16 2015

    Get Well Soon Dithi

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  • deepak raj, qatar

    Mon, Sep 14 2015

    Small contribution from Gandhadha gudi and friends sent to Mr. Manohar . God bless your family ."DW" please inform the date when her operation is going to be, so that all can specially pray for Dithi. Thanks DW , GG group & friends for doing this noble work.

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  • John Diogo Nazareth, Mumbai/Byndoor/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 12 2015

    "Dithi" we are all praying for you.

    "DW" please inform the date when her operation is going to be, so that we can inform everybody to specially pray for her. Thanks DW for doing this noble work.

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  • Gowri Shankar, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 09 2015

    Dear Fellow citizens of Mangalore.
    Kindly donate for this noble cause without discrimination. I have done my part and sincere request to all the Citizens of Mangalore to do their part. Let's all pray for our respective God's for early and speedy recovery to Baby Dithi. Let her get well soon and our prayers are always with her.

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  • mann, mangalore

    Fri, Sep 04 2015

    Dont just comment..All of us can contribute at least something..Contribute whatever u have ..

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  • nithin, mangalore

    Fri, Sep 04 2015

    Hi Dithi.
    I pray for your speedy recovery . get well soon i will be joining with a small contribution ,Your mother is great -the relation between Mother and kid is something that u can't compare with anything else.KATEEL DA APE NINE RAKSHANE MANPUVER - har har mahadev.

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  • GK, finand

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    Get well soon dithi

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  • john pinto, mangalore/dubai

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    I think after donating the liver to the child mother will not survive as there is only one liver. instead they should seek anyone who is in critical condition with the same blood there is no guarantee after transplantation. after we regret no use. think before.

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  • Sunil Dsouza,

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    Small contribution from my end send to you Sir Manohar . God bless your family .

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  • A R Dsouza, Pangla / Dubai

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    Done a small contribution & will pray for speedy recovery .

    Thanks DW for initiative.

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  • Navaz Thokur, Al JUbail- KSA

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    In Sha Allah let's hope & pray that smile in the face of little angel stays forever..

    Let's contribute for the noble cause..

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  • Allen, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    No contribution is small. Every single rupee contributed will help this needy baby! Let us join our hands in whatever way possible! God bless you Dithi! Thanks to DW for bringing it to the notice of our readers!

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  • KRPrabhu, Kudla/B'luru

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    Great initiative by We all know how much sum was pooled for the cause of needy like this since years without any caste,color,religion considerations.Instantly DW has given an opportunity to people like to be part of this charity work.I shall be making mite contribution because once is made by s.
    Angel Dithi..get well soon and may mighty god stand by you in this hour of crisis.
    May god bless Manohar and Ratnavati...I just another name of mother is 'Ratnavati'....
    May god bless all.....

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    Come on friends….. As usual being coastal people we are best known for our generous attitudes too when it matters. Our little contribution will make huge difference in this little kid’s life for sure. Once again let us together contribute as far as possible and pray together for her fast recovery too.

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  • Prashanth P, Karla

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    Get well soon baby.
    I will donate in my level.
    A noble & great work by daiji as usual,thank you daiji.

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  • Anu M Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    Darling Baby Dithi,

    What drew attention was your ever sweet smile. I just could not help myself but pray for your successful surgery and speedy recovery. Definitely I am sending in my humble contribution.
    A mothers connection to its child is something so special and true. Only a mother can go to the extent of giving selflessly just to see and bring a smile on the child's face.. God bless the parents of Dithi and shower their blessings on them abundantly.
    God bless.

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  • sudesh pai, Manipal

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    Great people with great hearts forget caste and differences make everybody proud

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    A small cute Baby .Hardly in this world,have to come across the reality here.Get well Baby,you will certainly laugh again.God bless you.

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  • dinesh purushothama, kinnigoli/BIJAI

    Wed, Sep 02 2015


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  • Dr n dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    I suggest Daijiworld to recommend Sri manohar and family to meet dr unnikrishnan at amrita institute of medical sciences Kochi .

    They have conducted one of the largest number of successful liver transplants in the country at a fraction of the cost of 24 lakh mentioned here, i.e., approximately 8-10 lakh....

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  • Lancy, Paladka / Fujairah

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    Sure will help.. Praying for Successful Surgery ...God Bless Dithi

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  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, dubai/udupi

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    At least for this cause of humanity lets unite n forget our differences...surely i shall also a small contributor to the cause..May Allah grant success n speedy recovery for both mother n daughter..may the little flower blossom in their court yard..peace n happiness return to the family..

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  • Remi Goveas, Moodbidri / Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    Praying for successfull sugery and speedy recovery. I will also join with others with small contribution for this little angel. God bless you child.
    Remi Goveas

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  • Fr. Adolf Washington, Bengaluru

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    Hats off to DAIJIWORLD for taking the social initiative to help people in distress through its media portals. I deeply appreciate the tremendous response earlier towards accident victim Roshan. May God bless every donor in a very SPECIAL WAY.

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  • R Ahmed, UAE / Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    Dear All daiji readers,
    Lets join together for this cause and pray for a little babies recovery and long life along with small contribution I also join here. HANI KOODIDARE HALLA
    may god recover this lovely baby give her long life.

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  • Nayeem Khan, Gurukambla

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    praying with almighty Allha for speed recovery and to over come with financial requirement for small baby.
    Don't worry inshallaha everything will be fine very soon.

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  • Najam, Batrekere

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    Praying for successful surgery and normal life In sha Allah.

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  • Declan, Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    We do not realize this but we need to be very grateful to Daijiworld who besides doing this very noble work of reaching out to those who are suffering are also in fact offering common people (readers) who wish to do charity the opportunity to help others in need.
    God bless little Dithi with a cure and recovery and her parents especially her Mother for her selfless sacrifice !

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  • Nancy, Belman

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    Praying for successful surgery and normal life there after to all three. (mother-father and kid)

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  • santoshprabhu, india

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    pls accept our small contribution and huge prayer to almighty that you may recover fast and have happy life

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  • ajay, mangalore

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    sure will help . God bless u

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  • Lawrence, Mangalore/ Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    DW is doing wonderful job by helping the most unfortunate in our society without considering religion, cast & creed, who are sincere & genuine in their approach. May God bless all people who contribute for this noble cause.

    Dear Baby Dithi..get well soon..we help you and pray for you..!

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    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    Very touching...Only a mother could unconditionally do this and yet be the happiest person in the world!
    Get well baby Dithi.

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  • peter lewis, Brahmavar/Sharjah

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    There is no love above mother's love in this world. I pray to mother Mary to give full graces to this loving family and bless and cure this child.

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  • Sampath Kumar, Muscat, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    I will help...definitely.

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  • Asif, Manglore

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    Inshallah you will recover soon , our prayers with,, god bless you all , once again good work by daijiworld

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  • Ahmed, Doha / Mangalooru

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    Good Work Daiji. Hope the cute little Dithi will be hale and healthy and lead a successful life. Time to show our humanity side despite the troubled communal surroundings we live in Mangalore.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 02 2015

    I love you dithi.

    My prayers are there for you.

    Hope you will receive required sum for the treatment.

    May God bless all those who open their purse to nurse this baby.


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  • Akshaya, Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 03 2015

    Dear dithI I will praying with God about ur good health I definitely help u baby.Akshaya bangalore

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