37-year-old mother and wife, Merina Bibi is suffering from a severe heart disease called Mitral Valve Stenosis.
What is Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral stenosis is a valvular heart disease characterized by the narrowing of the orifice of the mitral valve of the heart. Symptoms include chest pain, breathlessness and can also lead to heart failure if not treated.Merina's heart is now working at 40% of its capacity and she needs a valve replacement at the earliest
Merina has been advised to undergo a heart surgery at the earliest in order to treat her condition. The total cost of surgery is around 6 lakh Rs.
Merina's husband Abdul Kasim is physically challenged. He has a limp in his right leg and cannot walk fast, he cannot carry heavy weight. So the responsibility of taking care of her three sons falls mostly to Merina. Though she had breathing trouble and chest pain for years, she never had the time or money to get herself checked.
Merina’s eldest son Hosain is 16, and he has started working as a domestic help to make the ends meet.
Her second son who is 10 also helps out after his school. The youngest, who is only 8 is the only one who goes to school regularly. Merina’s condition has deteriorated so much that she cannot walk without pain any more.
“I feel like my worst nightmare has come true. More than my own pain, I can’t bear to see my children like this. I should be taking care of them and give them healthy food but they work so hard for me. I can see the fear in their eyes. I can’t imagine leaving them all alone in this world,” says Merina
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