Iqra Bibi's Story
In the small town of Kurram, a little girl named Iqra, just one year old, has been struggling with repeated episodes of chest infections since the day she was born. Her tiny body was plagued by shortness of breath and weakness, leaving her parents deeply worried. They knew they had to seek help, and they turned to a cardiac surgeon for answers.
After thorough examination and diagnostic tests, the doctor revealed the root cause of Iqra’s suffering. She was diagnosed with a complex condition known as SV ASD+PAPVC, which stands for sinus venous atrial septal defect and partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection. This meant that there was an abnormal opening in her heart’s wall, and some of her pulmonary veins were not correctly connected.
With a heavy heart, the doctor recommended that Iqra undergo open heart surgery for complete repair of SV ASD+PAPVC. It was a crucial and intricate procedure that required skillful hands and cutting-edge medical technology. The surgery aimed to close the abnormal opening in her heart and restore the proper connection of her pulmonary veins, allowing her heart to function normally.
However, Iqra’s father, the sole breadwinner for the family, was devastated to learn about the financial burden this surgery would place on them. His meager income could barely cover their daily needs, let alone the exorbitant medical expenses.
In a heartfelt plea, he wished the world,
“Please, help me give my beloved daughter the chance to live a healthy life. Iqra deserves to grow up without the constant struggle for breath, and I am willing to do anything to make that possible. Any support, no matter how small, would mean the world to us.”
As the story of Iqra and her family unfolded, the hope for a brighter future rested on the generosity and compassion of those who could lend a helping hand. Their desperate plea echoed through the corridors of time, reaching the hearts of those who could make a difference. The journey towards Iqra’s healing had just begun, and the power of collective empathy held the key to a life-changing transformation.
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Iqra Bibi's Story
Iqra, a resilient 1-year-old from Lahore, embarked on a remarkable journey towards a healthier heart. Admitted to UOLTH (University of Lahore Teaching Hospital) on 16th December 2023, Iqra and her family hoped for a brighter future. Iqra was diagnosed with two congenital heart defects: an atrial septal defect (ASD), which is a hole in the heart's upper chambers, and partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC), where some of the pulmonary veins are not properly connected.
Under the skilled care of Dr. Faiz Rasool, a renowned cardiac surgeon, Iqra underwent a life-changing surgical procedure called ASD closure + PAPVC repair on 18th December 2023. The surgery aimed to repair both the ASD and PAPVC, allowing for improved blood flow and overall heart function. This procedure marked a significant milestone in Iqra's journey towards a healthier and more vibrant life.
During her hospital stay, Iqra received exceptional care from the dedicated medical team at UOLTH. The healthcare professionals provided her with comfort, closely monitored her progress, and ensured her well-being during the recovery process. Their expertise and compassionate support played a vital role in Iqra's successful surgery and her subsequent discharge on 21st December 2023.
The success of Iqra's story would not have been possible without the support and generosity of two remarkable organizations, PCHF (Patient's Care and Health Foundation) and Transparent Hands donors. Their contributions, both significant and small, made a profound impact on Iqra's life. By alleviating the financial burden of the surgery and medical expenses, these compassionate organizations enabled Iqra to access the necessary cardiac care.
Iqra's journey from facing the challenges of congenital heart defects to the successful ASD closure and PAPVC repair surgery and subsequent discharge on 21st December 2023 serves as a powerful testament to the transformative power of medical advancements, resilience, and the support of compassionate organizations and individuals. Her unwavering spirit, coupled with the skillful intervention of Dr. Faiz Rasool and the generosity of PCHF and Transparent Hands donors, opened the doors to a brighter future filled with limitless possibilities.