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Sivanand

Sivanand, only nine months old lives in Kerela with his father Renjith and mother Reshma. He is the only child to the couple, and since birth he has suffered with persistent fevers. Both Renjith and Reshma were consulting a homeopathic doctor for answers, but eventually decided to take their baby to a nearby local hospital where a Heart Disorder was detected. Fortunately, Amrita Hospital had an outreach program within their district, so the doctors asked the parents to bring Sivanand to Kochi for a detailed evaluation. An echo was conducted, and it showed that this baby was suffering from an AV Canal Defect, which means that the chambers of the heart were not formed properly and in effect the Tow, Mitral and Tricuspid Valves were not formed. Also, the left ventricle which pumps pure blood was severely damaged – an open-heart surgery had to be done for reconstruction. Renjith, a daily wage worker brings home Rs 3000 per month with which its impossible to put the funds required for surgery which is due in the third week of February. The donations received through The Aara Project will go towards paying for his treatment and saving this little heart.

Namrata Prajapat

Namrata Prajapat, seven years old from Bikaner, has been leading a normal, and what she thought to be a healthy life with a love for kabaddi. Her parents were in for a shock, when they realised that one of their two beautiful children required a device closure as she was suffering from a heart disorder that could cost her, her life. Her father, a labourer earns Rs 5000 per month and was not able to pay for the surgery, so they reached out to us for financial support. Namrata, is now healthy once again and is back in school thanks to the funds raised through the Aara Project.

Niranjan

Niranjan, eight years old from Tamil Nadu, has been suffering from a heart disorder – Tetralogy of Fallot and requires a Conduit Replacement at Miot Hospital, in Chennai. His mother Kokila and father Natrajan have two sons. Niranjan is currently studying in school and has a passion for singing. His parents want nothing more for their little boy to get the treatment he deserves, to live. Natrajan is a farmer and earns Rs 5000 per month, with which it is impossible to support the surgery. They have reached out to us for financial support and this case will be supported through The Aara Project, an extension of Genesis Foundation.

Bhavesh Bhoj

Bhavesh Bhoj, four years old is from Maharashtra, and was suffering from Tetralogy of Fallot, a cardiac disorder. He underwent his first surgery a BT Shunt. As he turned four, he was due for another surgery where a branch of the Aorta, the Sub-Clavian Artery is connected to the Pulmonary Artery to increase the flow to the lungs and improve saturation levels. His father Yuvraj and mother Aruna have two children. Yuvraj is a farmer and brings home Rs 4000 per month with which it’s impossible to pay for surgery, so they reached out to us for support. We have supported this case through the Aara project, and Bhavesh is on the road to recovery.

Mohini Mistry

Mohini Mistry, twelve years old from Jalgaon, Maharashtra has been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, in which the septal and posterior leaflets of the tricuspid valve are displaced towards the apex of the right ventricle of the heart. The surgery to repair the tricuspid valve scheduled at Jupiter Hospital, in Mumbai. Her mother Nilima is a house wife, as she looks after their three children. Her father Gulab is a carpenter and earns Rs 4000 per month with which he supports a fairly large family. Mohini, is the second born child in the family and used to get frequent bouts of fever since early childhood. Her parents would take her to local doctors who would medicate her, but over time her condition only worsened. This naturally affected her attendance in school. Luckily, the doctors from Jupiter Hospital conducted an outreach program and examined Mohini, they recommended she come to Mumbai for further evaluation. Her parents took their guidance and brought her – her case was further evaluated and more extensive examinations were done. Both parents were counselled for surgery, the only measure to save her life. It is the doctors from Jupiter Hospital that reached out to us to financially support this case as Nilima and Gulab could not afford surgery. She was operated on with a free valve donated from Medtronic India. While she was admitted in the ICU, she developed a complete heart block so a pacemaker was implanted and she slowly recovered. She has been discharged in a stable condition and we are rejoiced to hear that she is back in school.

Sree Balaji

Sree Balaji, 8 years old from Tamil Nadu, is suffering from a heart disorder – Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and requires surgical closure at Miot Hospital. Saravanan, his father is a labourer and earns Rs 4000 per month, with which he supports his wife and two children. The family required financial support to give their son the treatment he rightly deserves to live. Through the Aara project, an extension of Genesis Foundation we were able to provide this support.

Mohammad Alfez

Mohammad Alfez, thirteen years old is from Jaipur. At the age of only one and a half, he got severely sick along with symptoms of breathlessness and cough. His family took him to a local doctor who confirmed that little Alfez was suffering from a congenital heart disorder. He started the baby on some medication and suggested that the parents consider surgical treatment. His parents could not afford it, so they decided to continue the medication and visit the doctor on a need to basis. Life took a very unexpected turn when Md. Alfez’s uncle got diagnosed with cancer and passed away due to the diease as the family’s attention got diverted and his health sadly got neglected. The doctor had stopped all medication as he was insisting on surgery. Md. Alfez’s father Mohammad Hanif works at a private travel agency, where the owner found out about Md. Alfez’s condition. The owner was knowledgable about the support that is available for children suffering from such ailments with no financial options so he recommended the family to go visit Fortis Escorts Hospital, in Jaipur. The family visited the hospital on 28th March 2017 where a clear diagnosis was made – Supracardiac TAPVC, Large Fossa Ovalis (Atrial Septal Defect) ASD, and a dilated RA/RV – the boy was recommended for Surgical Repair of TAPVC and an ASD closure. Financially it was still not possible for the family to bear such costs, as they were a family large family – Md. Alfez has two other siblings, so managing day-to-day expenses along with education takes a toll on the family who live on a monthly salary of Rs 10,000. Through the Aara Project, we have supported this case and managed to take away this financial burden from the parents. Mohammed Alfez loves to play badminton and his favourite subject is math. We are awaiting news on whether he has rejoined school, but relieved that he is well on his road to recovery.

Ilam Sindhan

Ilam Sindhan, 8 years from Chennai, was born with a hole in the lower chamber of his heart. Two days after he was born, the parents were told that the baby was suffering from a heart disorder and were referred to a private hospital. Ilam was given medicines and told to come for regular follow-up appointments for the next year. They were guided by being told that the hole would close on its own, and with this faith the parents went on with their daily lives. Until six months ago, when Ilam got typhoid. Upon examination, the hole had not closed so the doctors referred the child and his parents to Miot Hospital for further treatment. His father Bharathi and mother Ushavenmani were counselled, that surgery was their only hope. Bharathi, is a labourer who works hard and brings home Rs 5000 a month, with which he supports his wife and two children. They have an elder son who is currently studying in class 5. Managing the expense of this surgery was beyond his imagination. This is where we at Genesis Foundation stepped in, to take the financial burden away with support from the Aara project. We were able to give one more beating heart a chance to live. Ilam, was operated on and is doing good, he is back to school and is attending class 2.

Vinodh

Vinodh, 7 years old from Tamil Nadu, is suffering from a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and requires urgent surgical closure, at Miot Hospital. His father Ramachandran, and mother Shakuntaladevi have two children and struggle every month on a humble salary of Rs 4000, which he makes as a labourer. They are unable to afford the surgery and required financial support to give their son a chance to live.

Adiba

Adiba, 3 months old from Jaipur, had pneumonia and during the course of treatment the doctor detected a heart disorder. She was put on medication, and the family were told to consult a pediatric cardiologist. Her father Wasim and mother Shamin, took advice from a few local doctors who suggested that surgery was the only option. She required surgical repair of TAPVC (Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection) and ASD (Atrial septa defect). Wasim, works hard as a labourer earns Rs 6000 per month and could not put together the funds for the surgery, so they decided to explore other financial options for support. In April 2017, they visited the Fortis Escorts Hospital in Jaipur to consult a Pediatric Cardiologist and Cardiac Surgeon, who recommended the surgical closure – we at Genesis Foundation have been able to bear the costs for the little girls treatment through the Aara project.

Anuska

Anuska, five years old was brought up in Tamil Nadu with her parents Sakunthala and Subramaniam. She is their second child, and their lives were turned upside down when they realised their daughter was unable to play or do anything that resulted in any form of physical exertion. She was suffering from a heart disorder and had been prescribed surgery – a mitral valve repair at Miot Hospital. Her father – a farmer earns Rs 5000 per month with which he could not afford the required life-saving surgery.

Aahil

Aahil is a three year old boy from Aligarh who was diagnosed with a congenital heart disorder – Tetralogy of Fallot. The corrective surgery took place at Max Hospital, that his father Mosam was not able to afford as he struggles to make ends meet on a humbly earned salary of Rs 4000 he earns as a labourer. We were able to financially support this surgery through the Aara Project– taking off this stress from the family and ensuring that Aahil is given a chance to live, with a healthy, happy heart.

Baby of Surekha

Baby of Surekha Prasad, only three days old from Thrisur District was diagnosed at birth with a Heart Disorder that is referred to as an Obstructive Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC). In this life-threatening condition the pulmonary veins from the lungs terminate at the right atrium, instead of the left and needs to be surgically corrected. This surgery was conducted at Amrita Institude of Medical Sciences, in Kochi. Her mother is a house wife, and father is a laborer who earns Rs 8000 per month. This is their second child, and they have been at a complete loss to try and get together the funds required to save their daughter. Luckily, the baby has shown positive signs of recovery and we can be grateful that with your support we were able to save one more little heart.

Daksh

Daksh, a one year old boy from Mumbai has been suffering from a congenital heart disorder. He required urgent surgical closure, however the family could not afford the surgery as his father Suhash Yadav earns Rs 6500 per month with which he struggles to make ends meet within his family and daily needs. He has been suffering from an Atrial Septal Defect, and has now been operated on at Fortis Hospital, Mulund and is now recovering in the comforts of his home. We supported this case through the Aara project.

Midha Sherin

Midha was just three years old when she was diagnosed with a heart disorder called Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) which is a hole between the descending Aorta and Pulmonary Artery. Her parents Abdul Khadeer and Amabi are residents of Kannur in Kerala. Abudul is a welder, and earns Rs 5000 per month and has struggled to put the funds together for his daughter’s surgery. Midha was being treated at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, in Kochi and was referred to the Genesis Foundation from there. The funds provided by GF through the Aara Project have helped this young girl undergo a device closure, which has granted her a healthy life.

Mithresh

Little Mithresh, only 2 months old from Tamil Nadu was diagnosed with a congenital Heart Disorder – namely an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) where there is a hole in the upper and lower chamber of the heart. His mother Indumathi and father Muthukumar have two children, little Mithresh and an elder daughter who goes to school. Muthukumar is a farmer and earns Rs 4000 per month – he struggles to have their daily needs met so the surgery required for his son is a life-saving measure they want to take but cannot afford. The surgery scheduled took place at Miot Hospital in Chennai.

Naveen Kumar

Naveen Kumar, 8 years old from Andhra Pradesh, is the only child to Murgesh and Kavitha. Since birth he has had to deal with the hardships of having a Heart Disorder. To be precise, the diagnosis has been narrowing of the Aortic Valve and Aortic Stenosis. His parents were both a little unaware of the problem and its seriousness. With each passing age, Naveen developed breathlessness and could hardly walk. They took their son to the local district hospital where the doctors diagnosed him with a Heart Disorder and referred him to a higher center for treatment. The parents took their son to Chennai, in search of answers and they were direct to Miot Hospital for further evaluation. The parents were counseled for surgery – and Naveens father who is a laborer earning Rs 5000 per month could not put the funds together to pay for his sons only solution to live. Through your donation via The Aara Project, we have been able to support his surgery. His Aortic Valve has been repaired and he is on a new path to recovery. Naveen is a school going child – attending first grade, we have been able to give him the opportunity togo back to school.

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 and through the Aara project we were able to financially support the medical costs.

Baby of Poornasree

Baby of Poornasree, one month old from Kerala, requires a surgical closure of a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) a heart disorder. The surgery conducted at Amrita Institute, in Kochi was the only life-saving measure and sadly parents Roopesh and Poornasree were unable to afford it. Roopesh is an electrician and earns Rs 4000 per month, bringing together a large amount for the medical costs and intervention was impossible. This is where we at Genesis Foundation were able to step in, and take the burden away through the Aara project – giving the baby an opportunity for a healthy life.

Baby of Shabnas

Baby of Shabnas, only four days since birth was diagnosed with Transposition of Great Arteries (TGA) and required an Arterial Switch Operation. In this specific problem, the two main blood vessels of the heart – the Aorta and Pulmonary Artery arise from the wrong chambers of the heart and need to be surgically corrected. The baby’s surgery due to take place at Amrita Hospital, in Kochi posed it’s own set of issues for her parents. Father Shahul, is an auto driver and earns Rs 8000 per month, it was impossible for him to afford the surgery but he wanted to find a way to get the treatment his daughter deserved. The hospital reached out to us at Genesis Foundation and we were able to financially support this case through the Aara project.