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His Heart Disease Went Undiagnosed For 6 Years, Now Only An Urgent Surgery Can Save Him

“He is 6 and like all other kids of his age, he does all the activities. Goes to school, plays with friends and his siblings.There were absolutely no signs that would tell us that, something was wrong. My child had a weak heart and we didn’t even know. If this test was not done, I...I might have lost my child.” – Vasantha,mother

I can’t sleep,I fear that I’ll lose my child

“We live in a very remote village. There are no hospitals at all, we have to go to the city for even a small injury or even common cold. I fear that something might happen to him and I wouldn’t even be able to keep him alive till we reach the hospital. But what can I  do, it is way too costly for us to stay in the city,” - Veeresham,father

The family had no idea about Karthik’s severe heart disease until his school conducted a medical camp. Karthik was diagnosed with two holes in his heart which he apparently had since birth but were never diagnosed.

“I got a call from the hospital,they said they need to talk to me about Karthik.  I was devastated when I got to know that he will not survive long if he does not get an urgent surgery. But I have nothing, how will I save my child.” – Vasantha

Karthik needs an urgent surgery for VSD closure without which, he won't be able to survive.

What we earn is what we eat for the day

"I am a daily wager, I take up whatever work I get for the day. I hardly earn Rs 200 which is also spent on the food. I sometimes don’t even have enough to afford  proper meals for my family. I have absolutely no savings at all and I…I am watching my son suffer and I am unable to save him.” – Veeresham

The surgery will cost them around Rs 3.5 lakhs. They are desperate to save their son but are helpless.

Karthik needs this surgery at the earliest and with your help it is possible. With your kind contribution, this 6 year old can be saved and he can continue living a normal life.
Patient Karthik is 6 years old, living in Hyderabad, Telangana
Being treated by Dr. Tapan Kumar Das in Rainbow Children's Heart Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana

Receiving Cardiac treatment for VSD Closure

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