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Story of Baby of Asha Devi

Baby of Asha Devi is the 3rd child of Asha Devi and Gangu Ram from Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh. He had a birth weight of 3 kilograms, while being born in a government hospital. He has 2 elder sisters. A day after his birth, the doctors observed that the baby was showing symptoms of breathlessness. The doctor suspected a congenital heart defect.
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The Story of Baby of Parvathi

Two months old Baby of Parvathi is the only child of Parvathi and S Siva who reside in Tiruvallur, Tamil Nadu. She had a birth weight of 2.9 kilograms. About 10 days after birth, the mother noticed that the baby was having breathing difficulty and had difficulty in taking feed. Worried, the parents took their baby to the district hospital where the doctor detected a murmur and suspected Congneital Heart Defect. They were referred to a government hospital in Chennai for further evaluaution. Due to the lockdown, no transport was available.
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The Story of Sudharsan

Five years old Sudharsan was born on 3rd December 2014 and is the youngest child of Sumithra and Veerappan from Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu. He has an elder sister who is 8 years old. Veerappan is a labourer and earns a humble income of Rs 8000 a month. During childhood, Sudharsan was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect. During infancy he used to get frequent chest infections. He was shown to multiple doctors, but the exact cause could not be ascertained. With passage of time, he used to get breathlessness and had difficulty in walking.  Parents constantly remained distressed about their child’s health condition and consulted a pediatrician in Thanjavaur.
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The Story of Baby of Kokila

Born with a birth weight of 2 kilograms, this three days old Baby of Kokila is the only child and apple of the eyes of Kokila S and Senthilkumar who reside in Karur, Tamil Nadu. He only just entered this world when he showed the signs of cyanosis and breathing difficulty. The baby was born at Trichy Medical College. His saturation was also low.  The parents were referred to GKNM Hospital for further management. The baby was transported to a Government ambulance. On arrival, he was admitted in ICU. An echo was conducted and the baby was diagnosed with Transposition of Great Arteries (TGA).
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The Story of Ithika

Two-months-old, Ithika Bose is a baby girl who was born weighing around 3kgs. She is the second child born to couple Mathunika and Subhas who live in Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu. The family have an elder son who is four years old. They all live with the children’s paternal grandparents as Subhas is currently not employed while he pursues his master’s degree. Ithika’s grandfather is a farmer and is the sole earning member in the joint family.
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Kids Supported

Aarushi Gupta

Two year old Aarushi Gupta is the third child of Gudi and Trilok Gupta from Thane in Maharashtra, was born with a heart problem. When she was a year old, she developed a fever for which her parents took her to the district hospital for treatment. The doctor noticed that she was having trouble breathing and also had an irregular heartbeat. They were asked to consult a Pediatric Cardiologist. Trilok is a fruit seller by profession. One day he came in touch with a doctor from Jupiter Hospital. When he narrated his story to the doctor, the doctor asked Trilok to bring the child to Jupiter Hospital. The parents took the child to Jupiter Hospital. An echo was done and the diagnosis presented ASD (hole in between the upper chamber of heart). Luckily however, the hole had good margins and it was possible to close it with the help of a device. The parents were counselled for the procedure. With a monthly income of Rs 4000, it was not possible for the parents to arrange the money required for the procedure. With the support from our CSR partner - WPP India CSR Foundation we were able to help the family and fund the surgery.

Payal Barnard

Payal, nine years old from Maharashtra is suffering from a heart disorder and has been prescribed a Permanent Pacemaker Implantation at Jupiter Hospital in Mumbai. Her mother Gulab stays home and looks after both the children while father Pitar works as a labourer and earns Rs 3000 per month. Day-to-day living is not easy for this family – bringing together funds for an expensive surgery is completely impossible. They have sought help and we are committed in providing this to ensure she gets the medical treatment required, to live.

Master Harjinder

Only seven months into this world, Master Harjinder comes from Bhartapur in Rajasthan. When little Harjinder was only one month old, congenital heart disorder was detected by a doctor who put him on medication. They decided to take a second opinion, where they were told that surgery was the only life-saving option. The financial condition of the family was not good, so the father tried to explore options for support so they could meet surgery costs. The doctor who gave the second opinion referred them to Fortis Escort Hospital in Jaipur and on 12th June 2017 the family visited in search for answers. The investigations that were conducted showed a large patent ductus arteriosus, and a PDA ligation was recommended. Master Harjinder is a naughty little boy who loves his biscuit, and of course chocolate like every other child. He has an elder sister who he loves to play with. He needs surgery to live, but his father Mr Satpal works hard as an auto driver in Alwar and brings home Rs 8000 per month. The high costs of surgery are not possible for the family to meet, so they have sought support to save their son. We have committed ourselves to financially support this case along with Fortis Foundation.

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.

Baby of Kadeeja

Baby of Kadeeja, only twenty days old from Kerala requires corrective surgery as she has been diagnosed with a cardiac disorder. The babys father is a salesman and earns Rs 4000 per month. What the family needed most was financial support for the surgery, and we at GF were able to provide this.