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Muhammed Musthafa

Two-month old Muhammed Musthafa is the fourth child of Ali Palliparamban and Jausira who live in Malappuram, Kerala. Instead of meeting him and celebrating his arrival, the parents were distressed to see him in the ICU because of his heart condition. The doctor advised an early surgery. Working hard as a daily wager to support his three daughters and wife on meagre earnings of about Rs 55,000 a year, Ali just could not understand what was happening. Accompanied by his wife, he ran from pillar to post, hoping that someone would come to their assistance. Their prayers were answered when they reached Amrita Institute two months later where Dr Krishna Kumar diagnosed Mustafa with Ventricular Septal Defect, a hole between the lower chambers of his heart. The doctor performed the surgery, which we could support financially through donations from Charities Aid Foundation America and Aara Project. Musthafa was discharged when his condition stabilized and has lived a healthy life since.

Mahalsa

Three-year-old Mahalsa is the only child of Sruthi and Biju from Kozhikode in Kerala. About a year back she developed pneumonia and her parents took her to a local pediatrician where the doctor found she had irregular heartbeat. The parents were referred to Amrita Institute for further evaluation and management. The echo showed that Mahalsa had a hole in between the upper chambers of the heart – known as an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). The parents were counselled for surgery. Biju is a carpenter, with a monthly earning of Rs 3000. He could not afford surgery, but with financial intervention from Genesis Foundation Mahalsa has been operated and is doing well.