Abhijeet Singh, an adorable one-year-old boy from Uttarakhand was born with a fatal heart
disease called Tetralogy of Fallot. It is a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart
defects at birth, resulting in poor oxygen blood flowing out of the heart and into the rest of the
body. The heart-wrenching situation was wrought with complications that left the family completely
devastated, and since they did not have enough resources, things seemed absolutely bleak for them.
Abhijeet was already undergoing treatment in Kashipur, Uttarakhand when his health condition began to deteriorate. His nails started turning yellow which made his parents extremely worried and anxious. They immediately raised these concerns to their doctor and sought his help. The results of the Echo test showed that he had a hole in his heart and after a thorough review, it was found out that they needed to consult a doctor who could give him a proper treatment as this case
required special attention.
Sonu Singh, his father, works as a laborer, and his savings/earnings could not have supported the
exorbitant cost of his child’s treatment. For any parent, nothing could be worse than seeing their child suffer and not be able to do anything about it. Abhijeet’s parents found themselves in an equally precarious situation.
Luckily, a friend from his village knew about Child Heart Foundation and he asked Sonu to contact the team. Within hours, things moved forward, and immediately they got Abhijeet to the clinic in New Delhi where Dr. Vikas Kohli ran few confirmatory tests. Through detailed Echo test, his heart condition was assessed, and it needed immediate treatment. The results showed his condition was serious and he had Tetralogy of Fallot. To save their son’s life, Abhijeet’s parents needed to raise Rs. 3,50,000 for the treatment. They had lost all hopes as they could only contribute Rs. 50,000. While urging people in a video to help them raise funds, emotionally they could not contain themselves, and often, they broke down even while having conversations with the staff. CHF, looking at the grave situation, decided to step in and expedite the process of arranging funds for Abhijeet’s treatment. With CSR funds from Concentrix, CHF could take the
decision of saving his life. Within days, the surgery was performed, and he was out of danger.