This is the inspirational story of young Anum, the light of her family’s lives. Anum was diagnosed with a rare Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) known as Tetralogy Of Fallot (TOF), which can be fatal if left untreated. The name refers to 4 heart problems which occur simultaneously, decreasing the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream.
The treatment for TOF is a relatively expensive procedure called a Total Correction. Unfortunately for Anum, her family was unable to afford it and this left them all distraught. Anum’s father is a labourer who is the sole breadwinner in the entire family, which includes Anum’s mother and sister.
They were desperately looking for financial support, and on this arduous journey, they ended up being referred to us by a renowned Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon in Lahore, Pakistan. Being considered amongst the best organizations for providing treatment to deserving and needful children suffering from CHD, they came to exactly the right place.
We pride ourselves on giving access to world-class healthcare facilities to patients, irrespective of their financial background. For Anum, this was to be no different. After the initial registration process and doctor consultations, we were able to make all the required arrangements for her heart surgery in practically no time.
From funds to accommodation for the whole family, everything was swiftly taken care of. Anum’s father was commendably able to arrange half of the funds needed for the surgery as well. With a phenomenal team of healthcare professionals fully prepared for the operation, all that was left now was the prayers of Anum’s loved ones.
The agony on the faces of Anum’s family members was clear as day. However, as soon as the procedure was complete, we were absolutely delighted to inform them that their beautiful daughter had not only survived, but she overcame her heart disease completely! The agony on their faces turning into pure happiness and relief was a tremendously special moment.
Anum’s family is eternally grateful to us for saving their daughter’s precious life and rewriting her inspirational story. We at PCHFNA, are thankful beyond measure to our incredible donors. Without their generous donations, none of this would be possible. They are the key to ensuring that we are able to save young lives like Anum’s.
1 in 100 children are born with CHD, the world’s most common birth defect. We hope that these stories inspire even more people to join us on our journey to conquering CHD, so that we can shape a brighter future. As an organization, we are leaving no stone unturned on our mission to ensure that not a single child born with CHD in Pakistan remains untreated.
You can help further our cause either by donating towards child heart treatment, or the construction of Pakistan’s first dedicated Children’s Heart Hospital & Research Institute (CHHRI) at:
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