Every so often we get a case like this. Varat is three and a half years old and weighs 11 pounds – as unbelievable as that sounds. Due to his severe malnutrition he has suffered some brain damage and kidney damage. His long term prognosis is very poor. He has been admited now for one week and is responding slowly to treatment. He is comfortable. Life is life – so why do we allow this to happen in our world?