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Tracheoesophageal Fistula (TOF) is a condition where the food pipe and wind pipe are infused together. The patient has zero chance of survival without a surgical procedure. The operation is costly, but there is NO alternative.

On January 24th, 2016, a 13-day old boy was diagnosed with TOF in Lucknow at Dr. Beg Childcare Hospital. The parents could not afford the procedure. When all seemed lost, they resorted to 1098 Child Line and social media for aid. When this news reached Akhilesh Yadav, the CM of Uttar Pradesh, he left no stone unturned to help the family. He immediately released fund from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the surgery.

The boy has been operated upon and is now undergoing post-operative care. He is out of danger and the family is happy. To show their gratitude they have named the little boy ‘Akhilesh’ after our CM, which means indestructible or immortal. 1098 Child Line came into being almost ten years ago but a lot of people have not realized its potential, yet. We urge you to use it in cases of dire needs and we assure you that you will get help in 60 minutes just like little Akhilesh did. A lot of new ventures are being taken after to give the children of our country, a future they deserve.

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