Regular hospital visits are eating up Alshifa's childhood. Three-year-old Alshifa is suffering from Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD). A ventricular septal defect is a congenital disability in which a child is born with a hole in the heart. Her parents never realised the severity unless her hands and feet turned blue. They rushed to the nearby clinic, and the doctor suggested visiting a heart specialist.
"I am not very educated, but I do understand how serious a hole in the heart is. As the doctor told us about her condition and immediate surgery, my body turned numb. We didn't understand what to do without money. My girl is in pain all day. She can't even breathe properly. I can't lose the light of my life to this heart disease. I rushed to the biggest hospital without giving a second thought, but now I am forced to think with nothing in my hand." - says Suhail, father of Alshifa.
Alshifa was born with a hole in her heart. Now she is three-year-old, and her condition has worsened. The hole in the heart puts extra pressure making it difficult for her to breathe. She often falls short of breath while playing and drops on the ground.
She is also dealing with multiple other issues like liver infection ribs weakening. So many problems affected her digestion, due to which she often complains of a stomachache. As she eats, it gets excreted through vomit or loose stool. The little girl's body is heating with fever every day with a continuous headache.
With no stable income or a permanent roof over their head, Sadini's family strive hard to save their little hope in life. Sadini's father works as a mechanic in a cycle repair shop. Lockdown took away everything, and they didn't even have money for the food at that time.
Even her grandmother works as a maid to collect money for her treatment, but the cost is too high. Her mother stays at home to look after her suffering child. They also have no one to ask for any money, especially when this big. You are their only hope.
"My daughter is complaining of pain and demanding us to help her. I can't do anything for her. My husband and I curse ourselves every day for not looking after our child financially when she needs us the most. I am lost and seek help. Please do something for my child." Sadini, mother.
Alshifa needs you to overcome this pain and lead a normal life. She will die without your support. Come forward and help her.