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The Story of Amritha

Amritha is an eleven-year-old girl from Thrissur district in Kerala. She was born on the 7th of March 2007 in a low-income Malayali family, with an older sister, Athulya. Her father is the only earning member of her family, making ends meet by working as a driver. Her parents were extremely happy to welcome her into their small family, but their joy soon turned to worry as they noticed their infant daughter turning blue and breathless while feeding and crying. They were devastated when doctors at AIMS diagnosed a complex cyanotic CHD that was very difficult to treat and needed multiple major heart surgeries. Read More

The Story of Yash Mahakal

Seven-month-old Yash is the second child born to Jaideep and Samruddhi. He was brought to the cardiology evaluation unit due to the act that he was found to have difficulty in breathing as well as in taking feed. His weight gain was also poor, and he would cry continually. His pediatrician suspected a heart disease and hence referred the baby to Jupiter Hospital for an evaluation. The cardiology team examined Yash during one of their outreach OPDs at Dombivili, Maharashtra, where Dr Srinivasan L, performed an echocardiogram Read More

The Story of John

Fifteen-year-old John is the fourth of six children of Dhanam and Vadivel, from Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu. Studying in the 11th standard, a routine school health check-up revealed a murmur in his heart. The doctor referred John to Miot Hospital in Chennai for further evaluation.

At Miot Hospital, an echo was conducted which showed that John was suffering from a complex congenital heart defect; a severe form of Ebstein’s Anomaly with a large ASD. Read More

Kids Supported

Abraham Shaiju

Abraham Shaiju, one month old baby from Kerala has been diagnosed with Truncus Arteriousus, a complex congenital heart disease. Usually, healthy babies have two main blood vessels at birth – the aorta and pulmonary artery. However, babies with this specific heart disorder have one main trunk, instead of two blood vessels. Abraham’s parents Siji and Shaiju cannot afford the surgery that has been recommended to save their son’s life. Shaiju is a laborer and brings home Rs 3000 per month, with which it’s impossible to afford surgery.

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.

Zoya Aziz

Zoya Aziz, only three months old was boring with a Heart Disorder, namely an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) where there is a hole in the upper chaber of the heart that needs to be closed surgically, at Jaypee Hospital. The family are from Varanasi, where the father is a worked and earns Rs 3000 per month with which he is unable to afford the necessary medical costs.

Mohammed Arib Abdul Haee Shaikh

Mohammed Arib Abdul Hai Sheikh, six years from Mumbai has been suffering from a heart disorder – an Atrial Septal Defect which requires surgical closure, in this case at Reliance H N Hospital. He studies in Class I and has two siblings. His father Abdul Hai Sheikh works in a dye factory and earns Rs 4000 per month. Since his son’s diagnosis – they have been left helpless as they cannot afford surgery. We at Genesis Foundation were approached to financially support this case – which we are committed in doing.

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 – giving the baby an opportunity for a healthy life.