Dua Fatima 's Story
Dua had severe heart defects from birth. Only open-heart surgery can save her life, but her father cannot afford the costly procedure due to financial constraints. Your donation can help us save her heart. Please donate and support Dua Fatima’s heart surgery to help her live life to the fullest. She is like a delicate flower with her whole life ahead of her.
One-year-old Dua, a resident of Khushab, has suffered from dyspnea, cyanosis, and nausea since birth. She is also unable to gain weight. Her parents learned about her condition when she was eight months old. After doing some tests, the cardiologist found that she had several heart problems, including tricuspid atresia, atrial septal defect (ASD), and ventricular septal defect (VSD). The cardiac surgeon advised her to undergo open-heart surgery with a CP shunt.
She lives in a small house with her parents and nine family members. Her father is the family’s sole provider, earning only PKR 40,000 monthly. He does not have any other source of income. Her father cannot afford the high cost of cardiac surgery on his meager income. Her father said in a depressed tone:
“My daughter’s situation is critical. Her chances of survival diminish with each passing day. My inability to secure funds for her surgery is mentally and physically draining. Your generosity is her only chance at survival.
Her parents have reached out to Transparent Hands out of deep concern for their daughter’s health. We are determined to fully support her open-heart surgery, but we need your help to save this little girl’s heart. Her parents have exhausted all other possibilities and have put their trust in your hands. We implore you to support Dua Fatima’s heart surgery to extend her life. Even a small donation can help her future by allowing her to play and live like other kids her age. Be the hope for Dua and her helpless parents.
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Dua Fatima 's Story
One-year-old Dua Fatima, a resident of Khushab, has suffered from dyspnea, cyanosis, and nausea since birth. She was also unable to gain weight. Her parents learned about her condition when she was eight months old. After doing some tests, the cardiologist found that she had several heart problems, including tricuspid atresia, an atrial septal defect (ASD), and a ventricular septal defect (VSD). The cardiac surgeon advised her to undergo open-heart surgery with a CP shunt. However, the financial burden seemed overwhelming for her family, leading them to seek assistance from Transparent Hands.
She was admitted to Ittefaq Hospital, Lahore, where her operation was performed by Dr. Asim on 5-04-2023. After a five-day stay at the hospital, filled with relief and joy, her parents were delighted when she was discharged. Dua Fatima was provided with a separate room and received free medications throughout her stay. The hospital staff demonstrated remarkable cooperation, and the specialized medical team provided her with the best possible care.
The Pakistan Children's Heart Foundation and other donors funded this life-saving surgery. When they saw how well their daughter had recovered, they were overwhelmed with emotion. She had surgery that not only prolonged her life but also opened up a world of possibilities for her. The restoration of her heart's functionality means that she can lead a normal, healthy life. She will be able to breathe easily and participate in physical activity like other kids her age without the burden of dyspnea, cyanosis, and nausea. The surgery has not only extended her lifespan but has also provided her with the opportunity to grow and thrive. Dua's newfound health will allow her to explore the world, pursue her dreams, and create cherished memories, unencumbered by the limitations of her previous condition. Now, her heart can beat with the rhythm of hope and vitality.