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Story of Pratik

2-year-old Pratik is the youngest child of Priyanka and Krantikumar from Bidar in Karnataka. They have an elder son who is 7 years old. The parents were thrilled at the arrival of a new baby in their life, but their joy was short lived. A month after his birth, his parents noticed that Pratik started having problems with breathing along with a bluish discoloration of the body. Worried, the parents took their child to a nearby hospital. Seeing the symptoms the doctor suspected a Congenital Heart Defect.
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Story of Mythili Manikam

16 year old Mythili Manikam is the second daughter of Devi and Shanmugam from Namakkal in Tamil Nadu. Mythili has an elder sister who is 20 years old and a younger sister who is 12 years old. Mythili has completed her 11th standard and will be going to 12th standard as and when the school reopens after the Covid-19 lockdown.
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Story of Navinasri

Navinasri is the second child of Sumathi and Yeasu Raja Sivanandham from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. She was born on 10th December 2015 in a government hospital in Thanjavaur. Currently she is 4 years old. She has an elder sister (6 years old) and a younger brother (who is 2 years old.) Her elder sister is studying in 1st standard in a Government school.
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Story of Muhammed Riban Malik

At 16 days old, Muhammed Riban Malik is the second child of Fathimath Rukshana and Abdul Muneer M from Kasaragod,Kerala. He was born in a private hospital with a birth weight of 3.4 kilograms. Riban also has an elder sister who is 4 years old.
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Kids Supported

Rakshitha

Rakshitha, three years old is the eldest child to Saraswathy and Suresh who are from Thirvullar district located in Tamil Nadu. One month after her birth, both parents noticed that the child was turning blue and was showing signs of breathing difficulty. She was rushed to a district hospital where the doctors gave her medicines and to return after six months for a review. The parents had noted that their daughter had a history of poor weight gain. Around a year ago, doctors from Miot Hospital had visited a government hospital in Thirvullar, where they examined the little girl and advised the parents to bring her to Chennai for a more detailed evaluation. They made their way to Chennai, where an Echo was conducted that confirmed the diagnosis – Rakshita was suffering from Tetralogy of Fallot, a hole in between the lower chamber of the heart and there was narrowing of the pulmonary valve. Suresh is a painter who earns Rs 6000 per month, high costs of surgery are well over his means. With the support from WPP India CSR Foundation we have been able to support the surgery and take this financial burden off the family. They have been able to just focus on getting their daughter cured and her health back to good condition so she can live a life of good quality.

Kajal

Kajal, seventeen years old studies in the 12th standard at St. John’s School in Agra. She is suffering from a heart disorder known as Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) where there is a hole between the descending aorta and the pulmonary artery. She requires a device closure, a surgery which will be conducted at Max Hospital, in Delhi. Her mother Asha stays at home and looks after the two children while her husband Brajesh is a security guard in a shoe factory and earns Rs 3000 per month. Genesis Foundation is committed to supporting this case.

Safina Shaikh

Safina Shaikh, two years old from Mumbai was suffering from a heart condition in which there were multiple holes present in the upper chamber of her heart referred to as an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). Her father - Zubair Shaikh is a worker in a bag shop and earns Rs 5000 a month. With the finanicial support from us, the holes in this young girls’ heart were closed in a cath lab in Jupiter Hospital, Mumbai.

Nihal Abdulla

Nihal Abdulla, only 3 months old was born in Kerala where he lives with his family. He was born as a blue baby, suffering from a heart disorder. The doctors diagnosed it as Transposition of Great Arteries (TGA) with Aortic Arch obstruction. In this problem the two main arteries of the body originate from the wrong chambers of the heart. In addition to this, Nihal also had an obstruction in the Aorta which carries pure bloody in the body. His parents Ayishath and Abdul Rahman showed him to a local physician who put him on some medication so his parents felt assured that he was going to get better. One day he turned extremely blue and started gasping for breath, the doctor then told his parents that they need to take him to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, in Kochi. Nihal was finally operated on and on a road to recovery as the surgery went off well. Getting together the funds for the surgery were close to impossible for Abdul Rahman. He was left helpless, as he is the sole provider for the family. He works hard as a driver and brings home Rs 5000 per month with which it was impossible to make the payments necessary to save his son’s life.

Baby of Sasna

Baby of Sasna, only one week into this world is the third child to Sasna and Babu who come from Mallapuram. The little baby was delivered in a nursing home and an hour after delivery he already showed signs of breathlessness and a rapid heartbeat. The doctors referred them to a larger hospital that night itself and the baby was kept in ICU till the 22nd November. An echo was done and that baby was found to have a complex heart disorder. He was transported to Amrita Institute in Kochi directly to the ICU in an ambulance. The exact nature of the diagnosis is known as Transposition of Great Arteries (TGA) which is a hole in between the lower chamber of the heart and an obstruction in the aorta. He required emergency corrective surgery which Babu could not afford. The family were distressed, on a monthly salary of Rs 3000 a month there was no way for them to get the funds together. The doctors at Amrita Insistute reached out to us and we committed ourselves to support this case. He has since been operated on and recovered in ICU, until discharge.