Pooja, a teacher who is now 44, developed liver cirrhosis soon after she returned to the country. This year, however, her health deteriorated and doctors made it clear that a liver transplant is the only way out. Anurag ran from post to pillar, in an effort to save his wife and finally put out a message on social media describing the struggle.
That is when Prasanna came into the picture.”As soon as we saw the Facebook post, my wife and I reached out to Anurag,” says Prasanna. “There were no second thoughts about it. We really wanted to help,” he adds.
Nirmiti was the first one to get tested for the transplant, but she failed to qualify. “One of the main problems Indians face is fatty liver. So I could not be of help. But then Prasanna decided to give it a go and passed all the required tests,” says Nirmiti. The couple shuttled between Chennai and New Delhi to complete the required tests.