“Allah gave us Ammi, now it is in our hands to save her, and take care of her. I want to keep her heart beating.”
A month back, 45-year-old Sabira Sharif began complaining of severe breathlessness, coughing and congestion in the throat and chest. Her concerned husband rushed her to the hospital where she was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Disease.
Mitral Valve Disease is an irregularity in the heart valves which disrupts the flow of blood in the heart and if not treated can be life-threatening. The doctor has advised Sabira to undergo a heart surgery at the earliest to replace the valves in order to treat her disorder.
Sabira was diagnosed with a faulty heart valve a decade ago. At the time, she underwent a surgery to repair the valve. She recovered within weeks, and she seemed completely alright. Jameel, Sabira’s son, and her three daughters remember their active mother going about her days as if she was a teenager brimming with energy.
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Mohammed toils hard for this family of 6 and makes Rs. 8000/month. They hardly save anything at the end of the month. Although Jameel (Sabira's husband) wants to find a job to pay the bills, he is running around ensuring that his mother gets the treatment she needs to get better. Unfortunately, at this point, they do not have the means to pay for the surgery.
“It would cost us over Rs. 4.5 lakhs to save Ammi. I do not know how we can manage to fund this. I am reaching out to the world hoping there are people who can help us. She’s our mother, we cannot just sit and watch.”Your contribution will keep Sabira’s heart beating.