Donate for Shafay’s ASD Closure

Donate for Shafay’s ASD Closure

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Shafay Khan's Story

Before we go into the heart-wrenching details of Shafay Khan’s ailments, please know that only your financial support can help us keep Shafay’s heart beating. Your little donation goes a long way.

Shafay Khan fell prey to a serious chest infection as soon as he was born. His mother blamed the cold weather and treated it with home remedies. The remedies provided temporary relief. However, Shafay Khan has been suffering from recurrent chest infections to date. Besides, he has been having difficulty breathing for the last three months. Upon consultation and ECHO tests, the cardiologist has diagnosed him with a life-threatening atrial septal defect. ASD is a hole in the wall between the two upper chambers of the heart.

Consequently, an atrial septal defect can cause blood to flow backwards into the right side of the heart and cause increased lung pressure. Over time, Shafay Khan’s condition can damage blood vessels in the lungs and results in congestive heart failure. To fix this congenital defect the cardiologist  has advised an open heart surgery for ASD closure in which the hole will be closed. Donate to his open heart surgery and help us keep Shafay’s heart beating.

Shafay’s problems do not end here. His parents cannot afford the cost of Shafay’s treatment. Shafay’s father works at a tea stall in their village. Due to his limited resources, he is in no position to bear the cost of his son’s treatment. 

“Someone told us about Transparent Hands and we came running to Lahore. Nowadays, I am pursuing anything that would help me keep my son alive. Please help us keep Shafay’s heart beating, and I will pray for you forever.” -Shafay Khan’s Father.

At last, his parents have registered his case with us. We are determined to get Shafay Khan happy and healthy as soon as possible but, it is only possible through your support. Please donate for Shafay Khan’s treatment and help us keep Shafay’s heart beating. Save a young boy’s life. 

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Shafay Khan's Story

Shafay Khan, aged four, a resident of Faisalabad was suffering from frequent chest infections since birth. Recently he developed difficulty in breathing and was taken to the cardiologist who advised him for an ECHO test. After his test, he was found to have Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). The cardiologist advised him to undergo ASD closure. Hence Shafay Khan was admitted to University of Lahore Teaching Hospital, on 03.02.2021 where ASD Closure was performed on him by Dr. Faiz Rasool. He was kept under observation until the doctors were completely satisfied with his progress. Five days later, he was discharged from the hospital in a satisfactory condition. He has significantly improved and is ready to start his school soon. His parents can hardly wait for that day. The surgery was conducted with the support of Pakistan Children Heart foundation and other donors. 

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