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This is the success story of Imran, an 8-year-old ‘Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Survivor’. He was diagnosed with a CHD called a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), in which there is a hole that occurs in the septum (wall) that separates the heart’s lower ventricles (chambers) and allows blood to pass from the left to the right side of the heart.      


The oxygen-rich blood then gets pumped back to the lungs instead of out to the body, causing the heart to work harder. A VSD is potentially life-threatening and symptoms include shortness of breath, frequent respiratory infections, paleness etc.      


Living a peaceful life in Pakistan’s beautiful region of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Imran’s family members were devastated when they learned of the hole in his heart. When they also found out that the treatment required for Imran was unavailable in GB, they felt like their lives were completely derailed.  


Imran’s parents, who were showing immense courage in the face of an unknown adversity, on their journey to saving his life were eventually referred to us. We are an organization devoted to one cause, which is to ensure access to treatment for all deserving children suffering from CHD in Pakistan.   


Having vast experience in healing little hearts, we were in a position to do the same for Imran.  Once his parents came to us, we examined him and apprised them of the precarious situation. Imran would have to undergo an expensive procedure called a VSD Closure.  


Imran’s father is a farmer who supports his entire family, including his wife and 13 children, all by himself. He did not have the financial resources needed to save his son and that’s where our exceptional donor base comes in. 


Through the donations of these tremendous individuals and organizations supporting our cause, we were able to arrange the required funds for Imran’s impending surgery in practically no time. Once that was done and all other formalities were taken care of, the heart surgery was scheduled at one of our partner hospitals. 


A world-class team of healthcare professionals was performing Imran’s surgery and that is why it turned out to be a resounding success! We were delighted to tell his parents and see the pure happiness on their faces. It was a magical moment.  


With successful heart surgery, we helped make Imran’s dream come true, which was to be able to live a normal life alongside his family and other children his age. As the family left, they expressed their eternal gratitude and wished us continued success on our mission. 


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 contribute towards our cause so that we can continue shaping a brighter future for affected children and their families. We are genuinely leaving no stone unturned for them. 


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Hasan Qureshi

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