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The Story of Devansha

Being a single mother has it’s own challenges, but those are made much tougher when mothers like Arul Kalai Selvi find out that their young ones are bound with the stresses of a life threatening disorder. Devansha, her daughter got diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect, a heart defect when she was only three years old. What was assumed to be a case of typhoid was found out to be one of the most life altering diseases any child could have.

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Gauri Saraswathi

Gauri Saraswathi, a four month old baby girl from Kerala, suffered from a condition in which there was a hole present between the Aorta and the Pulmonary Artery. Her father Prateesh Babu is a salesman and earns a monthly income of Rs 7000 with which it was impossible for him to put together the funds required for the surgery. Gauri was operated on at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi and had both holes in the heart closed. She is now well, on the road to recovery.

Roshini

Roshini, only 6 years old and the third child to Gajrajand and Sunita. They have a large family of five children – three girls and two boys and together live in Uttar Pradesh. She is suffering from a congenital Heart Disorder and had a complex subset of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) called Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV). In this particular ailment, the aorta originates from the pulmonary artery instead of the left atrium. Resulting to an override of the two main arteries. When Roshini first started showing signs of an illness – her parents unfortunately were oblivious to the severity and did not show her to a doctor. This lead to her saturation levels dropping quite significantly and she started turning blue. A local doctor finally referred them to an NGO called “Pure Hearts” who got in touch with us. Gajraj, is a tailor and earns a salary of Rs 8000 monthly. As one can imagine, with a family of this size it’s close to impossible to manage the house, and the needs of his children and wife. Now, with the financial stress that looms over them as they search for ways to get their daughter treated and live a life of good health. Roshini has been operated, and also discharged in a stable condition all because of your compassion for these children in need, and your belief in us to Save Little Hearts. We have been able to give her a chance to go back to school and continue her life that she has been blessed with. Her parents are relieved and are eternally grateful for the help, we have been able to provide together – sharing our vision to make a difference.

Tejashree

Tejashree, one year old from Tamil Nadu, is suffering from a Heart Disorder and needs a Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) Correction as she has a hole in the lowerchamber of the heart along with narrowing of the pulmonary valve. This is scheduled at Miot Hospital, in Chennai. Her father Kavi, is a laborer, and mother Shenbagavalli, is a housewife. They make do every month on a salary of Rs 4000, eery day is a struggle. Accumulating the funds needed to save their daughter’s life is a herculean task, and they need financial support.

Baby of Varsha

Baby of Varsha, one month old from Kerala is suffering from a heart disorder called Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), where there is a hole between the lower chamber of the heart. This little baby is the second born to mother Varsha, and father Sijo, who is an auto driver and earns Rs 8000 per month. The surgery due at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, is not with the parents means. We are committed in financially supporting this case, so the baby of Varsha gets the treatment she deserves to live.

Muhammed Ameen

Muhammed Ameen, a two month old boy lives in Kerala with his mother and father. His father, a salesman earns Rs 7000 per month. He suffers from Truncus Arteriosus which is a rare heart disorder present since birth. In a healthy heart, two main blood vessels come out of the heart, the Aorta and the Pulmonary Artery. In truncus arteriosus, only a single blood vessel comes out of the ventricle. A hole is also present in between the lower chambers of the heart called a Ventricle Septal Defect (VSD). During the surgery the single truncus is kept as the Aorta, the pulmonary artery is created by inserting a conduit and the branch Pulmonary Arteries are sewn to the new artery. Simultaneously the VSD is closed. This life altering operation was conducted in the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, in Kochi and was financially supported by us at Genesis Foundation.