Muhammad Kabir's Story
Muhammad Kabir, 11 years old, started exhibiting chronic adverse symptoms like breathlessness, irritability, and a poor appetite a few days after birth. His father, Jamshade Khan, took him to a local hospital in Peshawar for a check-up. The doctor there ran his ECHO test, which revealed that he has a congenital heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). He has four different abnormalities in his heart, all of which affect his heart’s structure and circulation. It was also discovered that he has a small ventricular septal defect (VSD) – a condition in which there is a hole in the wall that divides the lower chambers of the heart. In order for Kabir’s heart to function normally, he requires open-heart surgery- a total correction.
Jamshade Khan earns a farmer’s wage of 12,000 PKR a month. He has 5 children apart from Kabir, all of whom attend school. Jamshade is the only earning hand in the family and has to struggle a lot to meet his family’s monthly basic needs. He does not own a house either and lives in a small cottage temporarily granted to him by his landlord.
“We had the option of getting Kabir’s operation done at a local hospital in our city. But when we went there, the doctors told us that there is no guarantee he would survive. We sought a second opinion in Lahore and the doctors here reassured us that he can be cured but they demanded a lot of money for the surgery; money that I did not have. I am all out of options now. Knowing that he can be cured but I can’t afford it makes me feel all the more powerless.”– Jamshade Khan
Owing to a shortage of resources, despite the urgency of Kabir’s condition, he has still not been able to have his surgery. Jamshade Khan found out about Transparent Hands through a patient during one of his visits to the hospital and immediately requested help for his son.
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Muhammad Kabir's Story
11-year-old Muhammad Kabir was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and absent pulmonary valve (APV) and was advised open heart surgery for total correction and pulmonary valve replacement. For this purpose, he was admitted in Ittefaq hospital and the surgery was performed by Dr. Muhammad Asim Khan on 10.10.2020 . Kabir stayed in the hospital for seven days and was discharged in a stable condition. He has recovered from this open heart surgery and resumed his routine life. The surgery was conducted with the support of Pakistan Children Heart foundation and other donors.
“I am very grateful to the donors for granting my son another chance at life by funding for his major heart surgery. His health is much better now.”- Muhammad Kabir’s father