Sonakshi, a young and carefree kid, was playing in the playground of her school when she fell from the swings, unconscious. The teacher quickly helped her up and called her parents, who took her home and treated her wounds.
The family is originally from a village in Bihar and moved to Delhi 15 years ago in search of work. When Sonakshi was born, the doctors found a small hole in her heart and instructed her parents to immediately get her treated if she displays any anomaly in health vitals and that her treatment will happen once she turns 10. On approaching that age, the parents went to AIIMS and took a few consultations, where a Total Repair was recommended on her diagnosis of Small VSD. They took the earliest available appointment for this surgery, which was after a year.
However, due to other medical emergencies in the family, they had to go back to their hometown and came back to Delhi only after 3 years, missing her appointment. Sonakshi is very sensitive to colds, has trouble breathing and faces frequent bouts of nosebleeds. Sonakshi recalls an incident where her nosebleed was so severe that her whole pillow got soaked in blood.
Her uncle introduced her parents to the Child Heart Foundation, which they immediately approached and were amazed to find out that echo and consultancy were provided free of cost by Dr Vikas Kohli. They were advised that Sonakshi need immediate surgery to live a normal life. Sonakshi's family was unable to raise the treatment cost and turned to CHF for help.
Fortunately, the BENGANI FAMILY stepped up to undertake sole responsibility for gathering funds for Sonakshi. Soon after, money for her surgery was raised, and she underwent life-saving surgery. She is presently recovering and enjoying her life.
CHF Would like to take a moment to thank BENGANI FAMILY for raising funds for Sonakshi. It is possible because of their proactive fundraising. Thank you for the gift of life.