Amna Bibi's Story
Amna Bibi, a resident of Rahim Yar Khan, was born with a deadly heart disease. At the mere age of one and a half years, she has suffered more than most people do in a lifetime. We want to help her overcome her suffering, but it won’t be possible without your help. Therefore, we request you to support Amna’s heart surgery as much as you can.
Since birth, little Amna has faced multiple episodes of cyanosis, breathlessness, and high grade fever – all indicative of a congenital heart disease. Upon consultation, Amna was found to have multiple VSDs, PDA and PHT. A ventricular septal defect is a birth defect of the heart in which there is a hole in the wall (septum) that separates the two lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart. Patent ductus arteriosus, or PDA, is a heart defect that can develop soon after birth. It affects the way blood flows through a baby’s lungs. PHT or Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of the heart. In one form of pulmonary hypertension, called pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), blood vessels in the lungs are narrowed, blocked or destroyed.
To treat her conditions, the doctor has advised Amna to undergo open heart surgery for PAB and PDA Ligation. While these treatments promise a disease-free life for Amna, her family cannot afford the cost of her surgery. Amna’s father is a daily wage worker and hardly manages to earn PKR 20,000 per month. Amna’s mother told us:
“My heart breaks every time I try to imagine a world without my little angel. My daughter is my everything. I request everyone reading this to please help my daughter. I pray no mother has to go through what I am going through.”
After a lot of distress, Amna’s guardians have registered her case with Transparent Hands. We have assured them that we will arrange Amna’s surgery as soon as possible. But, it won’t be possible without your help. Please support Amna’s heart surgery without any delay.
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Amna Bibi's Story
One-and-a-half-year-old Amna Bibi, a resident of Rahim Yar Khan, was suffering from high fever and shortness of breath since birth. Upon consultation, she was diagnosed with Multiple Ventricular Septal Defects (VSDs), Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), and Pulmonary Hypertension (PHT). The cardiologist advised Open-Heart Surgery with Pulmonary Artery Banding (PAB) and PDA ligation. She was admitted to Ittefaq Hospital and her surgery was performed by Dr. Asim Khan on 04-07-2022. Her Open-Heart Surgery was successful. She was discharged from the hospital after her five days of stay. This surgery was made possible with the support of the Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation. Amina Bibi has recovered fully after the surgery.