“Sania was born during such a dark time in my life but has brought only happiness to me. But her body can’t keep up with her anymore, and without a surgery, death is not far behind.”
Parveen was 7 months pregnant when her life altered overnight 6 years ago. In a time of extreme vulnerability, she had to deal with the sudden death of her husband because of a brain haemorrhage. The only thing that kept her going was the nearing date of her delivery, she was now living only for their baby. However, Parveen received another blow - her baby girl, Sania, was born with a serious heart disease.
Years of fear and pain come to an end for little Sania with a heart surgerySania has been living on medication ever since she turned completely blue when she was only a few days old. A terrified Parveen only imagined the worst as she carried her struggling baby to the hospital.
“I thought I was going to lose her as well. I was still grieving my husband’s death and the only thing keeping me alive was the thought that our baby needed me. She can’t live without me and I can’t live without her. When asks about her father, and I tell her he’s with Allah. I’m her mother and father, and she’s my world. Her one smile is enough to keep me going.”
Sania has a serious heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot, a combination of four heart defects. In this condition, oxygen-poor blood flows from the heart to the rest of the body. Due to the lack of oxygen in the body, Sania often turns blue, catches severe infections and is rushed to the hospital almost every month. Now, only an urgent heart surgery can save her.
Parveen can’t save Sania on her income of 50 rupees a dayDespite the numerous obstacles over the years, Parveen sees hope every time she looks at her daughter. However, with her increasing struggle to afford the surgery, she sees her hope dwindling. Sania can be saved with this surgery, but Parveen is helpless.
“I earn 50 rupees a day by stitching dupattas. I work hard every day only for Sania, but it’s not enough. I can’t even count the amount I’ve borrowed for her treatment over the years. Ismail was only a daily wage labourer, he also didn’t have any savings. I have nothing to save my only child's life.”
How You Can HelpSania needs an urgent heart surgery to survive this rare and dangerous heart disease. Medications aren’t enough to keep her alive any longer. Parveen, a single mother, can barely afford a living now, let alone a surgery that costs 1.5 lakhs. Little Sania needs your help to get this life-saving surgery.
Your support will save Sania’s life.