Noshaba Akram's Story
“We had not been exceptionally worried earlier because her pediatrician had reassured us again and again that her heart defect would go away on its own in a few years. It was either a miscalculation on his part or just bad luck that Noshaba’s condition did not get better. It only got worse and now, can only be treated with surgery. As a parent, it is very difficult to watch my little daughter having heart complications. Even a small cough gets me worried about her heart. I want her to be free from any danger as soon as possible.”– Noshaba’s mother.
Noshaba Akram, 11 years old, has a moderate ventricular septal defect (VSD). Having this condition means that there is a hole in the wall that divides the lower chambers of her heart. This can cause high pressure in the heart and reduce the efficiency of circulation.
When she was 8 months old, her doctor detected the VSD but told her parents not to worry because most VSDs close up on their own, as a child grows up. A few months ago, however, Noshaba started experiencing chest infections. When she got it checked, it was revealed that the VSD failed to close up on its own. Their local hospital told them that the only way to close the VSD is through surgery. They recommended to the family to seek treatment at a private hospital as the local hospital was not equipped to handle the case.
Cardiac surgery at a private hospital comes with a steep cost. Noshaba’s father owns a small fabrics shop that brings home around 15,000 PKR a month. He has 3 children and his wife to look after and does not have any savings for his daughter’s surgery. To seek help, he contacted Transparent Hands.
He hopes that your timely donations can save his daughter’s life.
Please donate for Noshaba’s cardiac surgery.
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