Ali Rehman's Story
Ali Rehman, aged 5, from Sargodha, has been suffering from Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). TOF, is a congenital heart defect termed Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The said heart defect has four characteristics that reveal the complicated nature of the disease and the impact it leaves on the body and life of the patient. Ventricular septal defect (VSD) or a hole between the two bottom chambers (the ventricles) of the heart that eject blood to the body and lungs; Overriding aorta on top of both ventricles, instead of just the left ventricle unlike the normal heart; pulmonary stenosis or narrowing of the pulmonary valve; Hypertrophy or thickness of the right ventricle that results from heart’s exhaustive work to pump blood through the narrow pulmonary valve. TOF can only be cured via surgical procedure in which different defects are repaired after open heart surgery.
After the diagnoses, the cardiologist advised Ali Rehman to first get an Angiography done and later undergo TOF repair. A child who has had surgical repair of TOF, requires lifelong care and examinations by a cardiologist. Medication and an optimised lifestyle are also a lifelong necessity. Muhammad Ahmad is currently struggling to go beyond the initial stage of treatment. Since Muhammad he is too young to share his feelings, his mother narrates the exhausting journey of his brief life in the following words:
“Our child was born blue. Every night he faced difficulty in sleeping and would therefore cry all night long. We were really worried so we took him to the doctor for a routine checkup where he was diagnosed with TOF. Due to his age at that time the doctors did not deem it fit for him to undergo surgery. Now he is the right age to receive the surgery, due to financial constraints we can not bear the expenses of the surgical procedure. You tell me, with a meagre income of PKR. 15,000 is it possible for us to provide for a family of seven members and facilitate my son’s treatment at the same time?”
Luckily, now that Ali Rehman and his family have been connected with Transparent Hands, you can make this procedure possible. Transparent Hands will collaborate with The Pakistan Children Heart foundation to cover the medical expenses. But it doesn’t mean we will not be needing you. Generously, Donate for Ali Rehman’s Angiography and Tetralogy of Fallot repair. You can assist him in cherishing the gift of life.
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Ali Rehman's Story
Ali Rehman, a brave five-year-old boy from Sargodha was suffering from cyanosis and shortness of breath since birth. He was taken to several local hospitals where he was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) - a congenital heart disease. Ali was advised to undergo Open Heart Surgery for total correction. For this purpose, Ali Rehman was admitted to the University of Lahore Teaching Hospital, Lahore. His open heart surgery was successfully performed by Dr. Salman Shah on 17-12-21. He was kept in ICU for strict observation until he was seen recovering well. Four days later, he was discharged in satisfactory condition. We were able to get this procedure done with the help of the Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation (PCHF). After being taken care of at home, Ali’s health has evidently improved and he looks forward to a healthy future.