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The Story of Deepa

A three-month-old baby boy was born in the district of Tirunelvelli, in Tamil Nadu on 13th April 2018, weighing only 2kg. He is the first born to the couple who were counting down to his arrival.

Their dreams of meeting their baby for the first time were shattered, when they were faced with seeing him struggle in ICU for three days due to poor weight gain and pre-term delivery.

It took a few days, but the family were finally sent off, with their newborn son swaddled in their arms Read More

Kids Supported

Asim Antule

Asim Antule, two months old is the second child to Abdulla and Parveen Antule. The family reside in Rathnagiri district, in Maharashtra. A few days after Asim was born he showed signs of difficulty in breathing, as well as feeding and eventually developed pneumonia. Both Abdulla and Parveen consulted a local doctor who prescribed some medication and strongly advised they take their newborn son to Mumbai for further investigation. After this appointment, both parents returned home and were unsure on what their next steps should be. They decided to get in touch with some relatives who stayed in Thane, and then planned out how they could bring Asim to Jupiter Hospital, in Thane for further consultation. It wasn’t long until they travelled to Mumbai for the first time and upon their arrial all initial tests like an echo were conducted. This revealed that Asim was suffering from a heart disorder called Severe Pulmonary Stenosis, which is narrowing of the pulmonary valve. Both parents were counseled together, and told that their son needs to undergo a procedure called a Balloon Pulmonary Valvotomy, where the valve is opened with the help of a balloon. What he was suffering from is a critical illness and has no cure besides surgery. Abdulla was at a loss, as he didn’t know how he was going to afford surgery. He is a welder who earns roughly Rs 4000 per month, so bringing together the funds required were only just a dream. The doctors contacted us at Genesis Foundation for help, and we were dedicated in financially supporting this case through CAFA and giving the parents relief from the stress of worrying about the finances – every child has a chance to live. We believe the lack of funds is no reason for any child to die, so we were honoured to save another beating heart. The procedure was performed successfully and Asim has been discharged in a stable condition.

Aradhya

Aradhya, two years old from Kerala, has been diagnosed with a congenital heart disorder. She has been prescribed a surgical closure of an atrial septal defect at Amrita Institute of Medical Sienecs, in Kochi. Her father Jishi is an auto driver and earns Rs 5000 per month. The cost of surgery is too high for the family and they have seeked help to get the treatment their daughter deserves.

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.

Karnan

Karnan, two years old, and the second child to Prabhu and Poornima, who live in Tamil Nadu. He has been diagnosed with two problems, an extremely narrow Aortic Valve which results to less flow of pure blood and a Patent Ductus Arteriosus, which is a hole between the descending aorta and pulmonary artery. He needs to undergo an open-heart surgery. His father, Prabhu doesn’t have a fixed source of income – depending on work he earns between Rs 3000-4000 per month. The cost of surgery is naturally well over what the family can afford.  He was operated at Miot Hospital in Chennai and we committed ourselves in financially supporting the procedure with the donations from Neeraj Garg and Dr Maya Prasad.

Lavanya

Lavanya, four months old from Andhra Pradesh has been diagnosed with a congenital heart disorder and requires life-saving surgery at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad. Her mother Kavitha, and father Venkatesh have two children, and Venkatesh is a driver and earns Rs 12,000 per month. He is unable to afford surgery and requires financial support for which they have approached us at Genesis Foundation.