Ayesha Shokat's Story
Any moment in Ayesha’s day could be a defining moment between life and death. Therefore, we urge you to please donate to Ayesha’s open-heart surgery.
At a glance, Ayesha looks like any other baby. She reluctantly smiles and nods her head up and down. However, her disease shows when she tries to stand up or crawl. She gets breathless while trying to do mild tasks. When Ayesha was two months old, she fell prey to fever along with vomiting. When the condition persisted for a week, her parents took her to a nearby doctor. Later, the doctor referred her to a cardiologist. Seeing her condition the cardiologist recommended an ECHO test. As per the reports of ECHO, he diagnosed her with a VSD. A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a hole in the heart. It is a common heart defect that is present at birth. The hole occurs in the wall that separates the heart’s lower chambers. It allows abnormal flow of blood from left to right side of the heart.
To treat this defect and prevent any further threat to Ayesha’s life, the cardiologist advised her to undergo VSD closure surgery. VSD closure is performed by sewing a patch of pericardium over the hole to close it completely. The normal heart lining tissue eventually grows to cover this patch and it becomes a permanent part of the heart. Therefore, we urge you to please donate to Ayesha’s open-heart surgery.
“My daughter’s disease does not let us sleep. Our mouths are dry from all the praying and wailing we have been doing for two years. Due to the COVID 19 outbreaks, no one at the local hospital is willing to take our case. Transparent Hands is our only hope now” -Ayesha Shokat’s mother.
Ayesha’s father is the sole earner of the family. He works as a cleric in the local mosque. He hardly earns PKR 20,000 per month. With six family members dependent on him, he is in no position to arrange Ayesha’s treatment.
At last, Ayesha’s parents have registered her case with Transparent Hands. Now, all you have to do is donate for her surgery. Donate to Ayesha’s open-heart surgery as much as you can.
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Ayesha Shokat's Story
Ayesha Shokat, aged 2 years, a resident of Rawalpindi was suffering from dyspnea on mild exertion since birth. Upon cardiac assessment, she was diagnosed with ventricular septal defect (VSD). She was advised by her cardiologist to undergo open heart surgery for VSD closure. For this purpose, she was admitted to The University Of Lahore Teaching Hospital Lahore, where Dr. Salman Ahmad Shah performed open heart surgery for VSD closure on 18.03.2021. After five days of hospital stay Ayesha Shokat was discharged in a satisfactory condition. The surgery was conducted with the support of Pakistan Children Heart foundation and other donors. A child who has had VSD closure, requires lifelong care, an optimized lifestyle and examinations by a cardiologist. Luckily now Ayesha Shokat is beyond the initial stage of treatment and is looking forward to living life to its fullest.