Ayesha Bibi's Story
“My daughter is the apple of my eyes. When she was born, I promised myself that I would never let anyone hurt her. But, little did I know that a monstrous disease is already eating her up. Please help us get rid of this disease. Please help us keep Ayesha’s heart beating.” -Ayesha Bibi’s Father.
Ayesha’s birth was celebrated for weeks. All her relatives came together to celebrate the birth of a beautiful baby girl. The first few weeks of her life went smoothly. However, later her mother noticed that Ayesha failed to gain weight. Moreover, she had been showing symptoms of cyanosis as well. Cyanosis is a discoloration of fingers and lips. It usually occurs due to the lack of oxygenated blood in the body. The doctors examined Ayesha and immediately referred her to a cardiologist.
Consequently, the cardiologist ran ECHO test and Ayesha was diagnosed with a Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). TOF is a cardiac anomaly that refers to a combination of four related heart defects that commonly occur together.
The cardiologist advised Ayesha to undergo a TOF repair surgery as soon as possible. Ayesha’s parents visited many hospitals for her treatment. But unfortunately, the local hospitals kept rescheduling the date. Now, two years have passed in this process. Due to Ayesha’s worsening situation, the surgery has become crucial for her. Without surgery, her life would stay compromised. Therefore, we urge you to donate and help us keep Ayesha’s heart beating.
After a lot of emotional and financial distress, Ayesha’s parents have registered her case with Transparent Hands. With your kind donations, we will be able to arrange her treatment for free. Please donate for Ayesha’s TOF repair surgery as much as you can. Help us keep Ayesha’s heart beating.
Disclaimer: Transparent Hands makes sure that all the patients get surgery in time. If a patient requires urgent surgery and his/her condition is serious, Transparent Hands conducts the surgery immediately. In the meantime, his/her campaign stays active on the website until we raise the complete funding. The hospitals on our panel have complete trust in us and wait for the payments until the patient's funding is completed.
Ayesha Bibi's Story
Ayesha Bibi, aged 22 months, a resident of Kasur was suffering from cyanosis and breathlessness on mild exertion since birth. Upon cardiac assessment, she was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). She was advised by her cardiologist to undergo open-heart surgery for total correction. For this purpose, she was admitted to The University Of Lahore Teaching Hospital Lahore, where Dr. Salman Ahmad Shah performed open-heart surgery for total correction of TOF on 19.03.2021. After one week of hospital stay, Ayesha was discharged in satisfactory condition. The surgery was conducted with the support of the Pakistan Children Heart foundation and other donors. A child who has had surgical repair of TOF, requires lifelong care, an optimized lifestyle, and examinations by a cardiologist. Luckily now Ayesha is beyond the initial stage of treatment and is looking forward to cherishing life to its fullest.