Ammulu’s baby girl is in pain because of a severe heart disease. She needs to undergo an open heart surgery to recover from this fatal condition but her poor parents have no means to afford the surgery.
Ammulu’s daughter’s life’s at risk because of a severe heart diseaseAmmulu and Nagendra were over the moon when they were blessed with one more baby girl after their two daughters Nikshita(6) and Nityasri (4) in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. They were planning to name her ‘Harshita’ on her first birthday. But three months after her birth, Ammulu’s younger daughter started having fever and severe cold. Despite giving her medicines, the fever didn’t subside and her condition started worsening. She also started having difficulty in breathing. Fearing that she might lose her life, they took her to Chennai, Tamil Nadu for better consultation.
Ammulu’s baby girl suffering from Tetralogy Of Fallot, a rare condition caused due to a combination of four defects in the heart. The baby has a hole in the wall that separates the two chambers of the heart due to which supply of oxygenated blood to the body is reduced and weakens the heart in infants, reducing their chances of survival. ‘
She can only get better after the surgery
“She never stops crying and her fever doesn’t go away. She hasn’t even slept properly because of her heart condition. I cannot watch my little one go through this struggle every day. The doctors told an open heart surgery is the only way for her to live a normal life. But we don’t have any money to afford the surgery.” - Nagendra, father.
Nagendra works as a car driver earning a meager income of Rs 10,000 per month which was enough to look after his family. After knowing about his daughter’s heart disease, he borrowed 1.5 lakhs from every person he knew just to meet the treatment expenses. But now, he has exhausted everything he had and is in no position to afford a life-saving surgery for his daughter.