Muhammad Hasan's Story
Breath; a fundamental gift denoting life is something that Muhammad Hasan, aged five a resident of Hyderabad has been struggling to cherish since birth. Muhammad Hasan awaits a TOF repair. Muhammad Hasan suffers from cyanosis or purple-blue tint to the lips, skin and nails, lethargy and a struggle to cope with day to day tasks.
The reason behind his struggle is a congenital heart defect termed Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The said heart defect has four characteristics that reveal the complicated nature of the disease and the impact it leaves on the body and life of the patient. Ventricular septal defect (VSD) or a hole between the two bottom chambers (the ventricles) of the heart that eject blood to the body; Overriding aorta on top of both ventricles, instead of just the left ventricle unlike the normal heart; pulmonary stenosis or narrowing of the pulmonary valve; Hypertrophy or thickness of the right ventricle that results from heart’s exhaustive work to pump blood through the narrow pulmonary valve.
Tetralogy of Fallot can only be cured via surgical procedure in which different defects are repaired after open heart surgery. Since Muhammad Hasan’s father narrates the extensively exhausting journey of Muhammad Hasan’s brief life in the following words:
“My son was diagnosed with TOF when he was just 7 months old. When he turned one, the doctors operated on him once. He was advised to undergo another surgery when he turns 5 years old. I am an Imam Masjid. I barely earn PKR. 9300, per month. I live in the house allotted to me by the mosque in the same vicinity. I have five children and a wife to provide for. On top of that I have to bear the medical expenses of Muhammad Hassan’s cardiac treatment. A doctor at Aga Khan Hospital came to know of my financial situation when I took my son to him for evaluation. I pray for that kind soul, as he connected me with Transparent Hands. ”
A child who has had surgical repair of TOF, requires lifelong care and examinations by a cardiologist. Muhammad Hasan is currently struggling to go beyond the initial stage of treatment. Luckily, now that Muhammad Hasan and his family has registered his case with Transparent Hands, you can make this procedure possible. Transparent Hands will collaborate with The Pakistan Children Heart foundation to cover the medical expenses. But it doesn’t mean we will not be needing you. Muhammad Hasan awaits a TOF repair. Generously, Donate for Muhammad Hasan’s Tetralogy of Fallot repair and assist him in cherishing the gift of breath.
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Muhammad Hasan's Story
Muhammad Hasan, a three-year-old resident of Hyderabad, suffered from breathlessness after mild physical activity since birth. On medical check-up, he was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) which is a congenital heart defect (CHD). The doctor advised a TOF repair surgery. For this reason, Muhammad Hasan was admitted to Aga Khan University Hospital and the surgery was performed by Dr. Waris Ahmed on 12.12.2021. He stayed in the hospital for a week and was discharged in stable condition. Muhammad Hasan’s health and energy levels have improved significantly since his heart defect has been repaired.Disclaimer: The patient was not willing to be videographed, therefore respecting the privacy only a blurred picture has been shared.