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The Story of Baby of Hajara

Born to Hajara and Sadath of the Kozhikode district in Kerala, this baby boy was the third child of the family. However, even before the parents could rejoice at his arrival, it was discovered that he faced a tough journey ahead of him because of his heart.
Symptoms of congenital heart disease were identified while it was still only his second day in this world. Read More

The Story of Vijitha

This 2-day old baby girl was born to parents Renjith Kumar and Vijitha in the district of Pattanamthitta on 29th August 2018. Second born to the couple, baby of Vijitha was diagnosed with congenital heart disease antenatally at the ninth month of the pregnancy, even before she was born.
During the mother’s pregnancy, the doctor at the local diagnostic center detected increase heart rate in fetus in a routine checkup. Read More

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. Read More

Kids Supported

Baby of Aswani

Baby of Aswani, only nine days old from Kerala, is suffering from a heart disorder and has been prescribed an Arterial Switch Operation as the two main blood vessels of the body, the Aorta and the Pulmonary Artery arise from the wrong chambers of the heart. This can only be corrected surgically, and for this baby the procedure will be conducted at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, in Kochi. The baby’s father Sreejith, is a worker who earns Rs 3000 per month and cannot afford surgery. The doctors have reached out to us and we will be financially supporting this case with the funds with thanks to Helion.

Baby of Ninsha

It hadn’t even been four days since Ninsha’s baby was born when she got the news that her child suffered from an Aortic Arch Interruption. Her husband Khader was a daily wage labourer in Thrisur, Kerala and earns Rs 7000 per month. The doctors prescribed a surgical repair, which was conducted at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, in Kochi.

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.

Bilal

Eight-month-old Bilal is the only child to Hafiz and Asmeen who live in Uttar Pradesh. Around four months ago, Bilal got diagnosed with pneumonia so they consulted a local doctor. He was given medication, but even with this the fever did not subside. They were referred to Aligarh Muslim University Hospital, where an Echo was conducted. This showed that Bilal had a hole in between the lower chamber of his heart – commonly known as a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). Once again they were referred to another hospital for further treatment – Max Hospital, in Delhi. Fortunately, when he was examined in Delhi they found that the hole had good circumference, so he did not require an open-heart surgery and it could be closed with the help of a device in a Cath Lab. The surgery has already been done, and this case has been supported by our CSR partner – Assets Care & Reconstruction Enterprise Ltd. With thanks to their support, we were able to take the burden off the parents as they could not afford surgery. Hafiz is a labourer who earns Rs 5000 per month, it’s been a struggle for him as a sole earning member to even work due to running around hospitals trying to get his son treatment. His dreams are just for his son to get better, and to do his best as a father to educate him through school and ensure he is a good person. We are happy we have been able to be part of this journey with the family.

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.