Six Miscarriages in 20 years
Hazira and Riyaz have lived in Bangalore all their lives. They are the proud parents of their 20
year-old son, Khurnium. Khurnium and his father Riyaz both work as taxi drivers - known as auto
rickshaw drivers in India.
Khurnium grew up alone in the house, he always wanted siblings. He watched as his mother went
through six miscarriages over a span of twenty years of his life. He saw her grief and sorrow
over each pregnancy loss. She desperately wanted to have another child, but due to her diabetes,
she had miscarriages.
In 2019, when she thought all hope was lost, she became pregnant with another son. The family
was overjoyed. Due to previous miscarriages, the obstetrician was more cautious and diligent to
do all to protect the baby’s life. With the many tests and ultrasounds, the family was advised
that their baby would have a cleft lip. However, nothing could take away their joy to have this
child in their life. Due to Hazira’s health issues, baby Mounnadin was born four weeks early. He
had many breathing issues and remained in NICU for two weeks. He was finally released home, but
the parents struggled in thinking about the cleft lip repair. How could they afford the surgery?
They spent all that they had for Mounnadin’s delivery and hospitalization.
Miraculously, the intensivists at Aster CMI hospital, a partnering hospital of Love Without
Reason, introduced the parents to the Love Without Reason family. At the right time, Mounnadin
had successful cleft lip repair, and the family rejoiced with chief craniomaxillofacial surgeon,
Dr Sathish. Hazira said, “We cannot stop saying thanks to Dr. Sathish. He shared with us about
Love WIthout Reason, and we are so thankful for the free surgery provided for our son. If we see
any children with cleft lip or palate, we will be sure to introduce them to Love Without
Khurnium too is overjoyed. “I can't wait to teach him how to drive, he grinned. There is so much
joy in our house now. My mother will stop crying now, and our family will do everything to take
care of our Mounnadin.”