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Kids Supported

Abhinav

Abhinav, a one year old boy from Haryana has been suffering from a congenital heart disorder called Tetralogy of Fallot, for which the corrective surgery took place at Max Hospital, in Delhi. His father works in a mobile shop and earns Rs 4000 per month – he needed support to meet the costs of surgery, the only life-saving option for his son. Abhinav, is now living a happy and healthy life.

Md Zaid

Md Zaid, nearly two years old is the second child to Tajkeera and Abu, who reside in Aligarh District, Uttar Pradesh. Zaid was born with a congenital heart disorder called Tetralogy of Fallot. Since birth he was a blue baby with low saturation levels. When he was just one month old, his parents noticed that he was not taking a feed with ease and was gasping. Then started the frequent bouts of pneumonia, so they found themselves in and out of the pediatricians clinic with lots of medication. Many months later, little Zaid fainted and was rushed to Aligarh Muslim University Hospital where he was admitted, revived and put back on medication. An Echo was also conducted which showed the exact nature of the disease and it was clear – surgery was the only saving grace. The parents were referred to Max Hospital, Delhi, but they could not afford surgery as Abu earned a humble salary of Rs 3500 per month as a labourer. With support from our donor Radha Chadha we were able to take this burden off the family and save Md Zaid’s little heart.

Manish

Manish, four years old from Aligarh, is suffering from a congenital heart disorder called Tetralogy of Fallot and requires surgery at Max Hospital, in Saket. His mother Brijesh Devi stays at home and looks after her two children, while father Vijay is a labourer who brings home Rs 3000 per month. They need financial support to give Manish the surgery he deserves to get better and live the life he deserves.

Nilesh Nikam

Thirteen-year old Nilesh is the eldest child to Sarla and Balasaheb who reside in Nashik. The parents recollect when two years ago Nilesh had great difficulty in breathing along with a high fever. They had rushed him to a local doctor who diagnosed him with an irregular heartbeat. He was given medication and advised to consult a cardiologist in Mumbai. Both parents were in shock, they couldn’t understand how their son was a victim of a congenital heart disorder. They ensured Nilesh continued his medicines, but he fell sick again. There was a panel of doctors from Jupiter Hospital who came to Nashik to conduct an outreach program. An Echo was conducted which showed that Nilesh had a large hole in between the upper chamber of his heart – commonly known as an Atrial Septal Defect. Fortunately, it had good margin so could be closed in a Cath Lab procedure with the help of a device. The parents were guided and counseled on the procedure and how it was the only saving grace for their son. Balasaheb is a farmer, who brings home Rs 5000 every month to support his family. He couldn’t fathom how he was supposed to put together the funds required for the surgery. The doctors at the hospital sought help from us, and with the support from WPP India CSR Foundation we have been able to offer financial support. Nilesh in Class 8 and loves to sing, our dream is for him to recover and resume all the activities he loves so much.

Baby of Kavita Thorad

This little bundle of joy was the first child born to Ram and Kavita. She was only twenty days old, yet to be named and weighing only 1.4kg. Both parents live in Thane, a district located in Maharashtra. She was born in a government hospital in Thane itself. On the second day of birth, she showed worrying signs of difficulty with her breathing. It was then that the doctors detected an irregular heartbeat. On the fourth day, the baby was discharged – Ram and Kavita were asked to consult a Pediatric Cardiologist. Their next step was to take the baby to Jupiter Hospital, in Mumbai where Dr Srinivas Rao, a Pediatric Cardiologist performed an echo and the exact diagnosis was made – the baby had a large hole in between the ascending aorta and the pulmonary artery, the two main blood vessels in the body. It is called a Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA). Through all the tragic news the parents were receiving, the only light was that the hole had good margins. It could therefore be closed in a Cath Lab using a device, an open-heart surgery was not required. Both parents were counselled, as the baby required an emergency procedure to close the hole – and since lung pressure was high timing was critical. Ram is a farmer, earning between Rs 3500-4000 per month, they were naturally not in a position to put together the funds required for the procedure. Since Jupiter Hospital is a partnered hospital, they reached out to us for support. The procedure took place, and the life of this little one was saved. She was discharged, and doctors strongly advised long-term follow up. With the support from WPP India CSR Foundation, we were able to take this financial burden off the parents. This little baby was the first premature case we at Genesis Foundation took on under our wing.

Baby of Chandra

Baby of Chandra, one years old has been diagnosed with a congenital heart disorder called Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and requires surgery at Amrita Hospital, in Kochi. Her father Esra is a daily wage worker who brings home Rs 6000 every month, that too is dependant on work. They do not have the funds required to pay for the surgery – so we will be financially supporting this case to ensure this baby can celebrate his first birthday healthy, every parents wish for their children.