Faisal Khan 's Story
Eight-year-old Faisal Khan, a resident of Buner, had been suffering from shortness of breath, cyanosis, and repeated episodes of chest pain. His parents learned about his condition when he was five months old and took him to the local hospital. After a thorough evaluation and some diagnostic tests, the doctor diagnosed him with multiple heart conditions, including pulmonary atresia (PA) and a ventricular septal defect (VSD). His first surgery for a left-sided Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt was performed at the age of one to connect the subclavian artery (a smaller artery that comes off the aorta) to the pulmonary artery, which helps increase blood flow to the lungs.
Recently, he visited the cardiologist for a follow-up visit. The cardiac surgeon advised him to undergo a Rastelli operation to give him a chance at a healthy life. His family turned to Transparent Hands in their time of need for financial assistance to make the surgery possible.
Faisal was admitted to Ittefaq Hospital, Lahore, where his operation was performed by Dr. Asim on 7-04-2023. The surgery was a resounding success, and after a seven-day stay at the hospital, the child was discharged, much to the relief and joy of his parents. During the stay, he was provided with a separate room and free medicines. All the hospital staff was cooperative, and the specialized medical staff gave him the best possible medical care.
This surgery was made possible with the support of the Pakistan Children’s Heart Foundation and other generous donors. The moment his parents witnessed their beloved son’s remarkable recovery, their hearts were filled with gratitude. The surgery not only saved his life but also opened up a whole new world of opportunities for him. With his health restored, he can now enjoy a childhood free of the constraints that once plagued him. Donate Online to help more patients like Faisal.