Name: Abu Talib.

Age: 5 Months.

Diseases: Severe Aortic Stenosis.

Surgery Cost: ₹ 3 Lakhs.

Abu Talib has trouble in breathing! “This has happened 5 times this week already and we are scared every second about our baby" - Aftab, Father

“It wasn’t the only one, we lost two more babies after that, they died in my womb. After so many years, I was blessed with Abu but look at him now” - Gosiya, Mother

Abu Talib aged 5 months was diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis in one of the OPDs conducted in the month of January art Child Heart Foundation. During the counselling session with parents – Mr. Aftab Ansari and Ms. Gosiya it was found that parents had lost two children with a similar heart ailment.

The family was not able to support treatment of their two children due to paucity of funds. The monthly income of the family is Rs 6000 per month and they now face the challenge of arranging funds for the treatment of their child – Abu Talib. The estimated cost of the surgery amounts to Rs 3, 00,000 and it has to be arranged immediately.

"Amidst the growing financial challenges there is constant feeling of fear and desperation among the parents due to symptoms evident in Abu Talib's health. His mother shares – “Initially I had noticed boils all over his body and immediately rushed to the nearby hospital. We are really scared knowing it is a heart issue and the only solution is to get the surgery done. We are not in a position to afford the surgery. It is impossible to see him suffer”."

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