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CAF KIDS STORIES

Apurva Khadtale

Apruva Khadtale, only five months old from Nashik was born with a complex heart disorder called Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC). After birth she showed difficulty in breathing and also in taking feed. Slowly with time, she started also turning blue. Her parents Abhijit and Poonam took her to a local pediatrican who confirmed that the baby was suffering from a heart problem and he advised them both to take her to Mumbai for further treatment. Both Abhijit and Poonam were totally lost on what their next steps should be. Every day is a struggle for them, and now things seemed even harder than before. They had so many questions, yet no answers. In TAPVC, the Pulmonary Veins from the lungs terminate in the right atrium instead of the left. As a result of this, the pure and impure blood mix and less oxygenated blood flows in the body. Also, the right side of the heart is enlarged as there is excess blood flow to the right side. The doctors from Jupiter Hospital go to Nashik as a part of their outreach program. Their pediatrician got in touch with the parents and asked them to consult the pediatric cardiologist from upiter Hospital. An Echo was conducted and the same diagnosis was made. The parents were counseled and told that surgery was the only option to save their child. Abhijit, was not in the position to afford the cost of surgery – it was too steep for him as he earned Rs 5000 per month as a guard in a factory with which he supports his wife and two children. The child was operated at Jupiter Hospital, and has had the surgery. He is now on a road to recovery with thanks to the support you have shown towards our cause to Save Little Hearts.

Baby of Bhavana

Baby of Bhavana, only eight days born from Palakkad district, in Kerala has been diagnosed with an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and urgently requires an Atrial Switch Operation. This procedure has been scheduled at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, in Kochi. Her mother Bhavana and father Doraram have four children, and Doraram earns Rs 9000 as month as a salesman. One can only imagine how difficult it is to manage a big family and its day-to-day needs with a tight budget. Arranging the money for the surgery is close to impossible for the family so they have reached out to us for support.

Arushi

Arushi, eight months old from Uttar Pradesh, was only six days old when she had pneumonia for which her family consulted a local pediatrician. She was referred to go to Varanasi, where the necessary investigations were conducted. It was found that the child had a heart defect and required urgent surgical intervention. The thought of surgery on such a young baby worried her parents so they took their daughter to Mumbai for further medical management. The family consulted KEM Hospital for her treatment and was put on a waiting list. There was no date that was given to the family for the surgery so the pediatrician referred the baby to Seven Hills Hospital, where the surgery could not be performed so once again the family was referred to a different hospital – Fortis Hospital, Mulund for surgical closure of multiple VSD (hole in the lower chamber of the heart). Arushi’s father Ravindra and mother Aarti were struggling to bring together the funds required for the surgery. Ravindra, works in a dairy farm and brings home Rs 5000 per month, so they reached out to Genesis Foundation for financial support towards the medical costs.

Baby of Sumathi

Baby of Sumathi, two days old from Chennai, is suffering from an Obstructed Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC), a heart disorder and urgently requires surgical correction. In this specific condition, the Pulmonary Veins from the lungs terminate at the right chamber of the heart instead of the left. A dangerous result of this causes mixing of pure and impure blood and low saturation. The surgery conducted at Miot Hospital, in Chennai is the only life saving measure to save this little baby’s life. Father – Periyaswamy, is a worker in a textile shop and earns Rs 5000 per month with which it’s impossible to afford treatment. We are committed in financially supporting this case.

Soham Pawar

Soham Pawar, five years old from Pune has been diagnosed with a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), a congenital heart disorder which needs surgical closure. This procedure will be conducted at SRCC NH Hospital, in Mumbai and his parents are unable to put together the funds to pay for the surgery. His father Hari is a farmer and earns Rs 3000 per month, affording a high cost surgery is not possible for the family and they need financial support.