Asad Ali's Story
In the small town of Layyah, a one-year-old boy named Asad Ali has been bravely fighting for his life since birth. His parents noticed alarming symptoms such as shortness of breath, cyanosis, fever, and chest pain. Concerned for their son’s health, they rushed him to a nearby hospital. After a series of diagnostic tests and evaluations, the doctor revealed the shocking news that Asad was suffering from Mixed Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC).
Mixed TAPVC is a rare congenital heart defect where the pulmonary veins, responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood from the lungs back to the heart, are incorrectly connected. This condition results in the mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood, leading to severe complications and diminishing Asad’s chances of survival. The cardiologist recommended immediate surgical intervention to repair his condition and restore normal blood circulation.
However, Asad’s father, the sole breadwinner of the family, earns a modest income of PKR 17,000. With four other children and a wife to care for, the burden of surgical expenses seems like a big challenge. Asad’s father, overwhelmed by the financial strain, found himself at a crossroads, torn between the desperate need to save his son’s life and the harsh reality of their limited resources.
He said it in distress:
“I am a father pleading for help to save my son’s life. With a meager income of PKR 17,000, I am unable to afford the surgical expenses. I humbly appeal to your kindness and generosity to support us in this critical time of need.”
Recognizing the dire situation, his family reached out to Transparent Hands, and we aim to gather the necessary funds to cover the expenses of the life-saving Mixed TAPVC repair surgery. This is an urgent call urging all generous donors to contribute whatever they can to give Asad a fighting chance at a healthy life.
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Asad Ali's Story
In the humble town of Layyah, a courageous one-year-old boy named Asad Ali has been engaged in a valiant battle for his life since the day he was born. Alarmed by his distressing symptoms, including shortness of breath, cyanosis, fever, and chest pain, his parents swiftly rushed him to a nearby hospital. Following a series of diagnostic tests and evaluations, the doctor delivered a devastating diagnosis: Asad was afflicted with Mixed Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (TAPVC).
The weight of this news was unbearable for Asad's father, who found himself standing at a crossroads. On one hand, he desperately yearned to save his son's life, but on the other hand, he was confronted with the harsh reality of their limited financial resources. It was in this moment of despair that Asad's family reached out to Transparent Hands, an organization dedicated to extending a lifeline to those in need. With their assistance, they hoped to gather the necessary funds to cover the expenses of the life-saving Mixed TAPVC repair surgery.
Asad was admitted to Ittefaq Hospital in Lahore, where a team of highly skilled medical professionals awaited his arrival. On the 21st of November 2023, under the expert hands of Dr. Salman Ahmed Shah, Asad underwent a successful operation for median sternotomy and TAPVC repair. The surgery was a critical turning point in Asad's journey, offering hope for a brighter and healthier future.
During his stay at the hospital, Asad received round-the-clock care and support, with the medical team diligently monitoring his progress. After five days, he was deemed well enough to be discharged, marking a significant milestone in his recovery.
The success of Asad's life-saving surgery and his ongoing recovery would not have been possible without the unwavering dedication and support of Transparent Hands, the Pakistan Children's Heart Foundation, and the selfless donors who contributed to his cause.