Muhammad Moiz's Story
Breath; a fundamental gift denoting life is something that Muhammad Moiz from Khanewal now aged three has been struggling to cherish since birth. Instead of freshness, physical agility and dreams of a colorful life, Muhammad Moiz suffers from cyanosis or purple-blue tint to the lips, skin and nails, lethargy and a struggle to cope with day to day tasks. The reason behind his struggle 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.
Tetralogy of Fallot can only be cured via surgical procedure in which different defects are repaired after open heart surgery. Since Muhammad Moiz is too young to share his feelings, his father narrates the extensively exhausting journey of Muhammad Moiz’s brief life in the following words:
“I took my son to the doctor for a routine checkup where he was diagnosed with TOF, but due to his age the doctors could not perform a surgery. When he was a year old, Echo and Angiography were performed followed by which he was admitted to the hospital for surgery. Due to financial constraints we had to leave the hospital without undergoing the procedure. I was mortified thinking what good a father is if he can’t even afford health care for his ailing child. But with a meagre income of PKR. 15,000 PKR and a debt worth PKR. 50,000 to pay, it is almost impossible for me to provide for a family of seven members and facilitate my son’s treatment at the same time.”
A child who has had surgical repair of TOF, requires lifelong care and examinations by a cardiologist. Medication and an optimized lifestyle are also a lifelong necessity. Muhammad Moiz is currently struggling to go beyond the initial stage of treatment. Luckily, now that Muhammad Moiz 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 Muhammad Moiz’s Tetralogy of Fallot repair, and assist him in cherishing the gift of breath.
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Muhammad Moiz's Story
Muhammad Moiz, aged 3 years, suffered from breathlessness and bluish discoloration of skin on mild physical activity since his birth. On medical check-up, he was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) which is a congenital heart defect. The doctor advised a TOF repair surgery. For this reason, Moiz was admitted to University of Lahore Teaching Hospital and the surgery was performed by Dr. Salman A. Shah on 02.04.2021. He stayed in the hospital for four days and was discharged in a stable condition. Moiz’s health and energy levels have improved significantly since his heart defect has been repaired.