Muhammad Faheem 's Story
“A few months ago, his skin became so pale and greyish that it looked almost ghostly. It is frightening to witness our son becoming sicker and sicker, when my wife and I are powerless to do anything about it.” – Muhammad Faheem’s father
Muhammad Faheem, 12 years old, has a congenital heart condition called ventricular septal defect (VSD). The wall separating the lower chambers of his heart has a hole in it. Usually, a small defect can heal on its own but in Faheem’s case, the defect is large enough to interfere with effective circulation causing his heart to work even harder. This leads to adverse symptoms of high blood pressure, poor appetite and stamina, blue-tinged skin, and breathlessness. In order to treat the condition, he needs intervention- a VSD closure.
Faheem is a middle child among 7 siblings. He and his family live in Kasur in a small, two-bedroom house. His father, a daily wage laborer, earns 15,000-18,000 PKR a month, which barely covers the family’s basic necessities. There is no other source of income. When Faheem started getting very sick, his parents spent all their savings on his diagnostic tests as well as the travel expenses of taking him to hospitals in Lahore. Left with no resources for his surgery, they sought help everywhere and were told of Transparent Hands. That is when they contacted us for registration.
With enough donations from you, we can arrange for Faheem’s heart condition to be reversed and he can have a normal, healthy life.
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Muhammad Faheem 's Story
Muhammad Faheem, 12 years old, was experiencing shortness of breath due to the slightest of exertion while growing up. He was diagnosed with ventricular septal defect (a hole in the wall separating the two lower chambers of the heart). He was advised to get an open-heart surgery to close this defect.
His surgery was done at Ittefaq Hospital with help from Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation on 30-06-20 by Dr. Salman A. Shah. His post-op notes suggested that he was recovering but was shifted to an ICU for better monitoring. Later Muhammad Faheem was transferred to another ward where he remained admitted for three days. He was discharged with stable vitals and in a satisfactory condition. Present-day, Faheem has resumed living his normal life.Read More Sucess Stories: Nazia Bibi has a healthy baby boy! She is grateful for all your help