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The Story of Baby of Manjusha

Manjusha’s baby is now a little over a month old, and in this brief span of time he has already had a taste of just how difficult life can be. But hopefully he has also learnt, that sometimes - trying times occur just so we can appreciate the strength of a miracle.

Born into a tribal community, in a village in Kannur, Kerala, the baby was taken home in stable state from the district hospital in Thalassery. When he was twelve days old, his mother noticed that her baby was experiencing breathlessness, and thus took him to the Calicut Medical College. Read More

The Story of Shiv

Seventeen years is how long Lalmati and Mohanlal had waited for a child to be born to them. Their happiness knew no bounds when Lalmati’s pregnancy was confirmed. They couldn’t wait to meet their little bundle of joy, and it seems, neither could he, for their little son, born at 28 weeks, was born 12 weeks premature, in his impatience to cuddle with his loving parents. The premature birth itself was a terrifying ordeal for the family, with their tiny baby weighing only a kilogram, and it meant constant vigilance by doctors in the intensive care unit. Read More

The Story of Baby of Parvati

Parvati and Shyamji were elated to be expecting their first child. However, their happiness seemed short-lived. Their newborn daughter began to turn blue right after her first cry, as she came into this world. The doctors then told the couple, that their baby was suffering from a congenital heart defect. Though shocked, they were determined not to lose hope. They were willing to go the extra mile and do whatever was in their power to find answers. Read More

Kids Supported

Shiva

Shiva, eleven years old from Agra suffering from Tetralogy of Fallot – a heart disorder requires correction, the only life-saving measure. His mother Guddu stays at home and looks after her four children. Father Vijendra Singh, is a labourer and earns Rs 4000. Every day is a challenge for the family, they are naturally unable to afford any medical expenses even to save their boy. This is where we have been able to step in and take this financial burden away. Shiva’s operation will take place at Max Hospital, in Saket.

Fathima Haza

Fathima Haza, six months old from Kerala has been diagnosed with a heart disorder called a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and requires a surgical closure at Amrita Hospital, in Kochi. Her father Abdhul Sathar is a salesman and earns Rs 4600 per month. She is the only child to both him and his wife Murshida and with this monthly income they are naturally unable to afford the cost of surgery to save their daughters life. We have committed ourselves in raising the funds required to save Fathima’s life.

Anjali

Anjali, 4 years is the second child of Anil and Aman. They belong to a village called Baliyiwas. Anjali has one elder brother who is seven years old and another younger one who is only one a half.   From birth Anjali had a heart problem called Tetralogy of Fallot. There is a hole in lower chamber of heart (VSD) with narrowing of the Pulmonary Valve (Pulmonary Stenosis). Due to the narrowing of the Pulmonary Valve there is less flow of blood to the lungs. Anjali had very low oxygen content in blood, it was only 30%. Her parents used to consult a local doctor who had given medicines but her condition started worsening. Finally her parents took her to a specialized hospital for treatment. There was a long waiting list in that hospital and since her condition was critical, the doctor from that hospital contacted Genesis Foundation for help.   Anjali was taken to Max Hospital for treatment. The day she came it all began to fall apart as her condition worsened and she was critical. She was resuscitated and then stabilised, and there was a little relief her parents felt as they experienced nearly losing their daughter. But next an echo was conducted which revealed that her pulmonary artery had not grown sufficiently. She was wheeled in for her first stage of surgery called a BT Shunt. Her post-operative period was extremely critical and was given a high dosage of medication. Her recovery was slow, but she was discharged in a stable condition with of course, a long term follow up. Anil is a tractor driver, and earns Rs 8000 per month, and supports his family of three children and his wife. They all live together in a joined family so they have plenty of support, but financially they naturally struggle. They are eternally grateful that we at Genesis Foundation were able to financially support this case, and give their daughter a chance to live.

Aradhana

Aradhana Jagtap, 4 years old from Mumbai, is suffering from Patent DuctusArteriosus (PDA), a congenital Heart Disorder which means that there is a hole between the Aorta and Pulmonary Artery. This needs closure through a device in the Cath Lab at Jupiter Hospital, in Mumbai. Aradhana’s father Raju and mother Salomi, are both laborers in a fish market. Their joined income is Rs 600 withwhich they support their three children and themselves. They naturally need financial support to meet the medical costs required for their daughter’s treatment.

Tanvir

Thirteen-year-old Tanvir, is the eldest child to Mohammed Aleem and Mehraz from Bhatinda. Since birth, he has had a hole in the heart (known as Patent Ductus Arteriosus). When he was around eight years old, he developed a high fever with a cold and cough but he got admitted into a government hospital. They gave him some medicines and told him to come for a follow-up after a year. The parents followed this routine every single year without any major positive outcome as he was still unable to attend school. His condition worsened, until they visited some doctors from Max Hospital (Delhi) who were visiting Bhatinda. The doctors examined him and confirmed the diagnosis – they asked the parents to bring Tanvir to Delhi. Fortunately, the hole in his heart had good circumference which meant it was possible to close with the help of a device in a Cath lab, less invasive. His father is a vegetable vendor earning Rs 5000 per month – high costs of surgery made it impossible for the family to put together the funds required to save his life. They are forever grateful for us and WPP India CSR Foundation who made it possible for this surgery to happen – giving their son a chance to live. Tanvir was discharged in a stable condition and is back in the comforts of his home – recovering.