Support Laviza’s Heart Surgery

Support Laviza’s Heart Surgery

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Laviza Shaniqua 's Story

Imagine a future where Laviza, a determined young girl, can breathe freely, laugh without pain, and embrace life to the fullest. Her health journey has been fraught with challenges, as she has battled multiple heart defects since birth. However, there is hope shining through the darkness. A skilled cardiologist has recommended a life-changing Rastelli operation that can allow her to lead a healthy, vibrant life. But the cost of this surgery surpasses her family’s financial capacity. Today, you have the power to shape her destiny and give her the chance she deserves. We urge you to support Laviza’s heart and transform her life, unlocking a future filled with possibilities, joy, and endless potential

Laviza Shafique, a 23-year-old resident of Bahawalnagar, has suffered shortness of breath, cyanosis, fever, and episodes of chest pain since birth. Her parents recently learned about her critical condition and took her to a cardiologist. After doing some tests, the cardiologist found that she had congenital heart problems, including pulmonary atresia, and a ventricular septal defect (VSD). The cardiac surgeon advised her to undergo a Rastelli operation to give her a chance at a healthy life.

She lives with his parents and three siblings. Her father is the only earner and earns just PKR 25,000 per month. He is not stable enough to pay for the cardiac surgery. He said in despair: 

“Only your donations can allow my precious daughter to recover from her heart condition as she fights for her life every day. “

Laviza’s parents reached out to us, and we registered her case. However, we need donations to provide her with open-heart surgery. Her parents have exhausted all other options and have placed their hopes in your hands. No matter how small, every donation can make a difference in this young girl’s life. Please support Laviza’s heart surgery and help us save her life.

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Laviza Shaniqua 's Story

Laviza Shafique, a resilient and determined 23-year-old from Bahawalnagar, had faced numerous obstacles due to her congenital heart problems. From the moment she took her first breath, she experienced the burdens of shortness of breath, cyanosis, fever, and recurring chest pain. However, it was only recently that the true extent of her condition became known when her parents sought the opinion of a skilled cardiologist.

After undergoing a series of tests, the cardiologist delivered a diagnosis that left Laviza and her family heartbroken. She was found to have pulmonary atresia and a ventricular septal defect (VSD), conditions that severely impacted her quality of life. In her childhood, she was operated with open heart surgery for her pulmonary atresia. Now,   The cardiologist recommended a Rastelli operation as the best course of action, offering Laviza a glimmer of hope for a healthier future.

With the support of Transparent Hands, she was admitted to Ittefaq Hospital, Lahore. She underwent the complex procedure under the skilled hands of Dr. Asim on 18-08-2023. The redo median sternotomy, Rastelli operation, and VSD closure were meticulously performed, prioritizing Laviza's safety and well-being above all else. Following an eight-day stay in hospital, Laviza was formally discharged and deemed fit to start her path towards improved health and well-being.

As days turned into weeks, Laviza's recovery progressed with remarkable success. The surgery had a profound impact on her health, relieving her of the burdensome symptoms that had plagued her for far too long. The Rastelli operation, coupled with the closure of the VSD, allowed her heart to regain its strength and functionality.

Each passing day brought a newfound sense of freedom as Laviza's shortness of breath diminished, her cyanosis faded away, and her chest pain became a distant memory. 

The Pakistan Children's Heart Foundation and the compassionate donors played a significant role in contributing to making this surgery possible. Laviza and her family are profoundly grateful to all compassionate donors whose contributions made this life-saving surgery possible. Laviza's life has been profoundly influenced by the immense generosity of the donors, instilling within her a renewed sense of hope and profound gratitude that will forever shape her health.

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