Mayank Mandal, 6 months old baby born with complete atrioventricular septal defect- a large hole in center of the heart affecting all four chambers where they would normally be divided. This defect allows blood to mix in heart and restrict the chambers and valves to not properly route the blood to each station of circulation.
Normally, the left side of the heart only pumps blood to the body, and the heart’s right side only pumps blood to the lungs. But in the case of Mayank, blood can travel across the holes from the left heart chamber to the right heart chambers and out into the lung arteries. The extra blood being pumped into the lung arteries makes the heart and lungs work harder than normal.
Due to the illness, Mayank breathe faster and harder than normal. He also faces trouble feeding and not growing at a normal rate. According to treating doctor, high pressure has been created in the lungs because more blood than normal is being pumped there.
Over time it can causes permanent damage to the lung blood vessels. His defect can’t close on its own although medicines may be used temporarily to help with symptoms, but they don’t cure the defect or prevent permanent damage to the lung arteries.
An urgent open heart surgery is the only solution to save his life. The surgery cannot be delayed more than 2 to 3 months. His father works in a private company as Field Executive and earns Rs. 7500 per month. The family has two children and living on rent at Uttam Nagar, Delhi. The rent of the house is Rs 2500 per month. The family forced to manage their monthly expenses in Rs.5000 including food & school expenditure of the elder daughter. The family also do not have any other property in village. Mayank’s father is the only earning member of the family. Whatever small investment the family has they invested in the earlier treatment of Mayank.
The cost of an Open Heart Surgery is Rs. 2.5 Lacks. The family can only arrange 15000 rs for the surgery and do not have any hope for the arrangement of money. They came to the Child Heart Foundation for help. We at the Child Heart Foundation providing free consultation via paediatric cardiologist to Mayank. The Child Heart Foundation is a registered NGO, running by parents having children born with heart defects. We established the NGO to help poor and needy families who are unable to afford the treatment cost of their children. Complete information about us is available at www.childheartfoundation.com.
Although the long-term outlook for the heart surgery of Mayank is good and he will not require any medicine or additional surgery in future. But there is an urgency for his heart treatment unless there is a threat to his survival. Please come forward and gift Mayank a healthy and long life.