Success Stories

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NAME OF THE CHILD: Aarav Kumar

AGE: 2 Y

BORN WITH: TETRALOGY OF FALLOT

SURGERY REQUIRED: Open Heart Surgery

BRIEF INTRODUCTION ABOUT FAMILY

Aarav born with TOF in the family of a hawker at Jahangirpur. His father sells papad door to door in nearby colonies of Jahangirpur. The family is living on rent at Jahangirpuri, Delhi. His father earns nearly Rs. 5,000 a month in which he is supporting total 5 members of his family.

TOTAL COST OF SURGERY SPONSERED BY THE CHILD HEART FOUNDATION :

Rs. 1,85,000

LIFE BEFORE SURGERY

Aarav had recurrent episodes of cyanosis. This is a bluish tint to the skin, lips and fingernails. It occurs because of low level of oxygen in the blood. He sometimes had a hard time breathing and become fussy sometimes. His normal growth and development was restricted by his illness. He was not gaining weight as he tires easily while feeding. His parent’s needs to feed him frequently as frequent meals are easier for him to handle. Due to which his mother who used to go out for selling papad’s stay back home in order to provide proper care to Aarav. Recurrent episodes of cyanosis were very difficult for his parents to handle.

LIFE AFTER SURGERY

Aarav is continuously gaining weight after his successful open heart surgery. Disturbing episodes of cyanosis came to an end, which is a great relief for the entire family. Aarav is leading a normal life after the surgery.

NAME OF THE CHILD: Karan

AGE: 15 Y

BORN WITH: RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE IN ADDITION WITH SEVERE MITRAL REGURGITATION SURGERY REQUIRED: MITRAL VALVE REPLACEMENT

BRIEF INTRODUCTION ABOUT FAMILY

Both his parents works as Labourers on construction sites. The family lives in tents on construction sites. The family earns on a daily basis and earns around 200 Rupees a day. The income of the family depends on the availability of work at the construction sites.

TOTAL COST OF SURGERY SPONSERED BY THE CHILD HEART FOUNDATION :

Rs. 1,53,000

LIFE BEFORE SURGERY

The family was in total distress, as according to treating doctors his life was on the urge of danger. Karan’s life was very difficult before surgery as his illness restrict him to participate in daily activities. He left his school, due to unusual fatigue and shortness of breath. Poor weight gain was also a serious problem in his life. His life was full of struggle before surgery.

LIFE AFTER SURGERY

He is recovering fast and undergoing heart valve surgery ultimately lead to better quality of life to Karan. He starts gaining weight and his parents are very happy to see him. After long years, he decided to continue his studies as he wants to support his family.

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NAME OF THE CHILD: Nishtha Mittal

AGE: 1 Year

>BORN WITH: PATENT DUCTUS ARTRIOSUS

SURGERY REQUIRED: PDA CLOSURE

BRIEF INTRODUCTION ABOUT FAMILY

Nistha- a one year baby girl born in Punjab. Doctors recommended her surgery soon after birth due to recurrent episodes of pneumonia. Nistha’s father works as Payment collection officer in a local company and earns 9,000 Rupees monthly. He is the only earning member in the family and supporting total 5 members of his family.

TOTAL COST OF SURGERY SPONSERED BY THE CHILD HEART FOUNDATION :

Rs. 111715.00

LIFE BEFORE SURGERY

Nistha was a preterm baby and faced shortness of breath ever since after birth due to PDA( Patent Ductus Artriosus). Due to her illness, she easily tired while feeding which lead to poor weight gain. Moreover, she was not able to grow as per the normal growth and development standard of babies of her age.

LIFE AFTER SURGERY

She is leading a normal life after the surgery. She is enjoying feeds and gaining weight fast. According to doctor’s she can participate in normal activities without increased risk to her health.

NAME OF THE CHILD: SHIVANGI

AGE: 10 Y

BORN WITH: TOF

SURGERY REQUIRED: TOF REPAIR

BRIEF INTRODUCTION ABOUT FAMILY

The father works as plumber at Omaxe height and living on rent at Faridabad. His monthly income is Rs. 11,280. There are total 6 members in the family.

TOTAL COST OF SURGERY SPONSERED BY THE CHILD HEART FOUNDATION :

Rs. 1,30,299

LIFE BEFORE SURGERY

Shivangi born with TOF and facing difficulties ever since her birth. She was constrained to leave her school due to poor concentration level. Recurrent episodes of cyanosis is a part of her life. The life was full of struggle with shortness of breath and retarded physical growth.

LIFE AFTER SURGERY

She is leading an extremely normal life after the surgery. After a long year of her life, she is enjoying the quality of her life. As, she has completely recovered from the surgery want to pursue her dream of becoming a Teacher for which she is starting her education.

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NAME OF THE CHILD:AARADHYA

AGE: 2 Year

BORN WITH: SMALL VSD PLUS MODERATE PDA AND SEVERE PAH

SURGERY REQUIRED:OPEN HEART SURGERY

BRIEF INTRODUCTION ABOUT FAMILY

Father worked as auto driver at Amritsar, Punjab. Her mother waited for 12 long years to see the face of her little angel, Aradhya. They are living on rent and her father left his work due to his ill habit of Alcohol. Her mother was managing the monthly expenses of the family by doing the household chores in the near-by houses.

TOTAL COST OF SURGERY SPONSERED BY THE CHILD HEART FOUNDATION :

Rs.3,291,16

Although the open heart surgery was successful but unfortunately the child couldn’t survive due to neurological problem.

NAME OF THE CHILD:YASHWANT

AGE: 5 MONTHS

BORN WITH: LARGE VSD

SURGERY REQUIRED:VSD CLOSURE

BRIEF INTRODUCTION ABOUT FAMILY

The father works as constable in UP Police. Yashwant parents were married for last 14 years and adopted a girl child 4 years ago in order to enjoy parenthood. Before a year ago, they decided to have their own child through IVF, for that matter they spend their entire savings during the procedure of IVF. Hemanti ( Mother’s Name) delivered a full term baby boy on November, 2015 in the Yashoda hospital, Ghaziabad. Yashwant had a pansystolic murmur due to which Echo was done by the doctor’s, which showed that baby have large Ventrical Septal Defect.

TOTAL COST OF SURGERY SPONSERED BY THE CHILD HEART FOUNDATION :

Rs.1,75,000

LIFE BEFORE SURGERY

VSD is a hole in the wall separating the two lower chambers of the heart, which resulted in mixing of Oxygen Rich blood with Poor Oxygen Rich Blood. Due to his illness, Yashwant breathe faster and harder than normal. He also has trouble feeding and not growing at a normal rate. He was in very critical condition suffered with recurrent episodes of pneumonia after birth due to his illness.

LIFE AFTER SURGERY

According to doctor’s, he can lead a normal life after the surgery and do not require any other treatment in the future for his heart. He can participate in the normal activities like other children of his age, without any increased risk to his health.

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NAME OF THE CHILD:PARUL

AGE: 7 YEARS

BORN WITH: ASD

SURGERY REQUIRED:ASD CLOSURE

BRIEF INTRODUCTION ABOUT FAMILY

The father works as Music Teacher in the school and earns around 17,000 a month. There is total 4 members in the family to support. Parul since after her birth was not gaining weight as per the normal growth and standards. Apart from poor weight gain she easily tires while playing, which restrict her to participate actively in school. It became a major concern for her parents. For proper treatment, her parent’s showed her to the AIIMS, Delhi, where she was suspected with Heart Defect and for proper diagnosis, she was referred to the Child Heart Foundation in our Thursday free OPD. She was diagnosed with large ASD (a hole in the wall that separates the top two chambers of the heart). According to studies, in children with a large ASD, the main risk to the blood vessels in the lungs because more blood than normal is being pumped there. Over time, usually many years, this may cause permanent damage to the lung blood vessels. As, the defect is large, doctor recommend surgical closure of the hole. the estimate cost of surgery is Rs. 2,00,000.

TOTAL COST OF SURGERY SPONSERED BY THE CHILD HEART FOUNDATION :

Rs.2,00,000

LIFE BEFORE SURGERY

ASD is the hole in the wall that separates the top two chambers of the heart. Due to her illness, she was not gaining weight as per the normal growth and standards. Extra fatigue and breathing problem restrict her to actively participate in her school.

LIFE AFTER SURGERY

According to doctor’s, she can lead a normal life after the surgery and do not require any other treatment in the future for her heart. She can participate in the normal activities like other children of his age, without any increased risk to his health.

NAME OF THE CHILD:ABHISHEK

AGE: 12 Years

BORN WITH:
COARCTATION OF AORTA

SURGERY REQUIRED:COARCTATION ANGIOPLASTY DONE ON 2/12/2016

BRIEF INTRODUCTION ABOUT FAMILY

The father works in a shoe stall and earns around Rs. 10,000 a month. There are total 3 members in the family to support. Abhishek born with Coarctation of Aorta. This heart condition resulted in a narrowing of the aorta, the large blood vessel that branches off his heart and delivers oxygen-rich blood to his body.
He underwent ballooning of Coarctation of Aorta in 2009. In 2016, an Echo revels to have Shone’s Complex recoarctation and he was advised to undergo for angioplasty. In the last surgery of abhishek, his father invested his hard-core income and when he came to know that his son needed another surgery on urgent basis. He was totally shattered as he somehow manages to bear daily expenses of his family and for another surgery, his financial condition was holding him back.
He knocked the door of the Child Heart Foundation for help. The trust has considered the case for help and schedule Coarctation Angioplasty on 2 November,2016.

TOTAL COST OF SURGERY SPONSERED BY THE CHILD HEART FOUNDATION :

Rs.1,24,223

LIFE BEFORE SURGERY

There was threat to the life of abhishek before surgery and thus, the Child Heart Foundation helped and gift healthy life to abhishek. .

LIFE AFTER SURGERY

According to treating doctor’s, he can lead a normal life after the surgery and may or may not be requiring a heart surgery in future.
The Child Heart Foundation has promised the family to provide free consultation via Peadtric Cardiologist on annual basis to detect and treat the threat in future. .

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