The Little Moppet Heart Foundation exists with the sole view of spreading awareness about Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and more importantly, providing free medical and surgical treatment for them so they can lead a healthy and happy life.
Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan and Dr. Hemapriya at a camp in rural Tamil Nadu, checking children for Congenital Heart Disease
We also intend to create awareness campaigns for pregnant women and parents so that they know that Congenital Heart Disease is curable and it is super important that it be detected and treated early.
We’ve conducted 14 camps till date with 130 free surgeries and over 11,500 screenings.
Our vision is to ensure every parent, especially those in the lower socio-economic strata, is aware of congenital heart disease and understands the importance of early diagnosis and treatment while making the treatment for CHD easily and freely accessible.
Why reach out to Rural communities
Reaching out to the children in the lower socio-economic strata who need CHD diagnosis and treatment is vital because their families are daily wage labourers who can barely afford to eat a full meal a day. They need our help because their families cannot afford to lose several working days hunting for hospitals and searching for free treatment.
We definitely want to take this across states especially the states with underdeveloped health care. Right now, we envision our biggest challenge being creating awareness and raising funds so we can travel to remote areas, hold camps that patients and their parents.
We need your support to help us -:
1. Set up camps to create awareness of Congenital Heart Disease amongst families in rural India
2. Raise funds for providing free consultation and surgeries to children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease in these rural areas.