Deen Mohammad, a 19-year-old boy from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, had a difficult start in life. At just 9 years old, he began experiencing coughing up blood, which understandably worried his parents. After a visit to the doctor, they were reassured that everything was normal, but his symptoms persisted and worsened over time.
In 2014, the family took Deen to another hospital where an echo revealed a congenital heart disease. Doctors discovered he had a hole in his heart that should have been addressed earlier. This was devastating news for the family, who were struggling to come to terms with Deen's health issues.
Adding to their hardship, Deen's mother passed away after a prolonged illness. The family had already spent a significant amount on her treatment, and her passing left them in financial and emotional distress. They had to sell their property to fund her medical expenses.
In 2019, Deen's family turned to G.B Pant Hospital for treatment, but the COVID-19 pandemic brought everything to a sudden halt. Later, a relative recommended Safdarjung Hospital, where they were referred to Child Heart Foundation in February 2021.
Dr. Vikas Kohli at CHF conducted an echo and recommended Angiography, which was carried out with funding assistance from CHF. In August 2021, Deen was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital but was referred back to CHF for SENNING RASTELLI surgery. After further tests, Dr. Kohli diagnosed him with AV VA DISCORDANCE and estimated the cost of surgery to be Rs. 5,50,000.
The family was already struggling to fund Deen's treatment due to their earlier tragedies, but with help from CHF and its donors, Deen was able to undergo FONTAN surgery. The family is grateful to CHF for saving their child's life and is thankful for the emotional support provided during this difficult time.
Despite the challenges he faced, Deen remained resilient and determined to overcome his health issues. His story serves as an inspiration to others facing similar challenges and demonstrates the importance of organizations like CHF in providing essential medical care to those in need.