A large hole in Kartik?s heart, also known as a ventricular septal defect (VSD), doesn?t allow his body to get enough oxygen, which is why he breathes rapidly for more oxygen. In no time, his heart will only get weaker and be at high risk of complete failure. Besides this Kartik also finds it difficult to breastfeed due to which his weight is just two-thirds of an average 7 month?s baby?s weight He was recommended an immediate heart surgery estimated around INR 3,00,000. Kartik could not have lived long without a corrective heart surgery. His father, Sharvesh, is a cab driver and earns just about Rs. 10,000 every month and manages his family of four. They had already taken loan of 57,000 and are now unable to afford the cost of their child?s surgery.
Child Heart Foundation, helped Kartik live again. He underwent his surgery successfully and is recovering fast.