Priyanshi is the first baby girl born in her joint family. Her parents belong to Loni, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. She was just 10 -15 days old when her parents noticed that she was getting a fever almost every week and a high respiratory rate as if she was gasping for air. After visiting multiple Govt. Hospitals and not being able to know any definite cause, they finally reached Sri Ganga Ram Hospital where the doctors suspected cardiac problems and advised 2 surgeries which would cost around Rupees 5 lakhs.
The estimated cost was beyond the family finances as her father is the only earning member of his family with 5 dependents and currently working as a street hawker and earning a monthly income of Rs. 10,000-12,000 /- per month.
The family contacted Child Heart Foundation with the reference of their relative’s friend whose child had been treated through CHF. Her cardiac disease was confirmed after an echo at our centre and she was diagnosed with a Ventricular septal defect and requires VSD Device Closure which costs around Rs 4 Lacs. Her family has organised Rs 40,000 but is unable to raise more so, the rest was organised by CHF and she is free from heart disease and growing well.