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Baby Girl Battling Lung Infection Due To Heart Disease Needs Help

“My little angel might only be 9-months-old, but she has already suffered from a lifetime’s worth of pain - from the time she was born premature to now she is fighting a severe lung infection due to her bad heart. Despite struggling to breathe every now and then, she still manages to smile. Seeing her innocent smile makes me feel guilty as I know I will have failed as a father if I cannot get her the heart surgery she needs desperately to survive.”-Prabhu Saini, father of Chahat Saini.

Recurrent fever and cold began tormenting this baby within a month of her birth

Prabhu was worried sick when Radha had to give birth at just 7 months of pregnancy, but was relieved when he saw their baby girl’s face for the first time. The young couple aptly named her ‘Chahat’ (meaning affection) as she was the symbol of their love. They dreamed of raising her like a queen using the best of their limited means, but within days of taking her home, she fell very sick.

“It started with her getting cold and fever all the time since she was just 26-days-old. We took her to many doctors in our hometown of Alwar, Rajasthan, where they would prescribe medicines that just worked temporarily. She would cry non-stop during the night and not sleep a wink. I would try covering her up from head to toe, thinking it would keep her warm and prevent her from getting colds, but they never worked. Sometimes I would have to stay up all night to keep her head upright on my shoulder – only that seemed to give my poor baby some relief.”-Radha, mother

Poor Chahat’s condition worsened over time, her parents were not prepared for her shocking diagnosis

When Chahat started suffering from severe breathlessness at just 2 months, Prabhu and Radha knew that their baby girl was suffering from something more than just weak immunity. It was difficult for them to see her struggle to even drink an ounce of milk. They took her to a good hospital in Jaipur – and what the doctors told them left them in shock and tears. Chahat was diagnosed with Endocardial Cusion Defect, a severe heart defect in which the walls separating all 4 chambers of the heart are poorly formed or absent. The doctors asked the family to bring the baby for regular appointments and scans from then on. They were able to keep her condition stable using medicines, but everything went downhill when she fell severely ill with a lung infection.



She was coughing very badly and not able to breathe properly one day. Her finger and toe nails turned blue whenever she would run out of breath. Fortunately we had come for an appointment in Jaipur when this happened. She was rushed to the hospital and was on the ventilator for a few days. The doctors told us that she was suffering from a blood infection in addition to severe pneumonia (lung infection). I broke down when they said that it was all because of her weak heart that she was suffering so much and needed an urgent surgery that would cost lakhs.”-Prabhu
An old photograph of Chahat

With a modest income and no savings, Prabhu is struggling to arrange funds for his daughter’s emergency surgery

Prabhu works as an accountant at his friend’s small firm in Alwar itself. He earns barely enough to meet the needs of his 6 –member family: his aged parents, unmarried sister, wife, baby and himself. When Baby Chahat had to be rushed to the ICU, he had to use up Rs 1 lakh that he had been saving for her future. Now she is still not out of danger and needs a heart surgery to be completely alright, but he is left with nothing to save her.

“I have spent everything I had on her treatment till now and don’t even have money to buy medicines anymore. I don’t know how I will buy groceries for home, pay my sister’s college fees and afford daily expenses like this. I need help to save her in this desperate hour. Please help.”-Prabhu

How you can help

Baby Chahat is suffering from a severe heart disease that resulted in severe lung and blood infection. She will not recover without an urgent heart surgery, but her father cannot afford it. She has become weak and very underweight. Your timely support will help this family to save their baby. 

Your kind contribution can save this baby’s life
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27th November 2018
Hi All,
I am very happy to inform that my kid underwent the surgery last month and is doing well now. She is back home and we have to go for monthly routine check-up to the hospital.
Sharing a recent picture of her with you all, thank you so much for coming forward and helping us.

Regards,
Prabhu(father)

Hi All,
I am very happy to inform that my kid underwent the surgery last month and is doing well now. She is back home and we have to go for monthly routine check-up to the hospital.
Sharing a recent picture of her with you all, thank you so much for coming forward and helping us.

Regards,
Prabhu(father)

15th October 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

Chahat is currently admitted in the hospital. We had spoken to a doctor and he said that he will conduct the heart surgery after running a few tests. We will have to take her for a consultation first and then he will take a call on when the surgery can be scheduled.

She has two holes in her heart. Due to this, she has trouble breathing as her heartbeat goes down often and the oxygen flow is disturbed.

Please keep sharing the campaign and please keep Chahat in your prayers. We want to thank you all for your support.

Regards,
Prabhu
(father)
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

Chahat is currently admitted in the hospital. We had spoken to a doctor and he said that he will conduct the heart surgery after running a few tests. We will have to take her for a consultation first and then he will take a call on when the surgery can be scheduled.

She has two holes in her heart. Due to this, she has trouble breathing as her heartbeat goes down often and the oxygen flow is disturbed.

Please keep sharing the campaign and please keep Chahat in your prayers. We want to thank you all for your support.

Regards,
Prabhu
(father)
8th October 2018
Dear Supporters,

I am humbled by the love and support given to my son Chahat.

I would like to inform you that he is presently home. He was recently discharged after which he was doing well. His health became worse again and after which we took him to the hospital. The doctors told that his infection will keep coming back unless he undergoes the operation.

Please share the campaign so that I can raise enough funds to save my son. Thank you all for the love and support.

Regards,
Rajesh
Dear Supporters,

I am humbled by the love and support given to my son Chahat.

I would like to inform you that he is presently home. He was recently discharged after which he was doing well. His health became worse again and after which we took him to the hospital. The doctors told that his infection will keep coming back unless he undergoes the operation.

Please share the campaign so that I can raise enough funds to save my son. Thank you all for the love and support.

Regards,
Rajesh
Rs.18,256 raised

Goal: Rs.350,000

Beneficiary: Chahat Saini info_outline

Supporters (28)

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Chethan donated Rs.500
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AYUSH ASTHANA donated Rs.101
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Anonymous donated Rs.500
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RAJKUMAR SEN SO GANGAPRASAD donated Rs.25
Amit
Amit donated Rs.500
Pankaj
Pankaj donated Rs.1,000

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