Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Patient Story of Tejas Who Needs Your Help in Getting Treatment of Tetrology of Fallot

Congenital Heart Diseases are the most common types of birth defects. Approximately 1 in 100 children are born with Congenital Heart Disease(CHD) and around 1, 80,000 to 2, 00,000 children are born with CHDs in India each year.
  

This is the story of a child who was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defect.
Tejas, a two and a half months old child, as a new born only seemed abnormal to his parents. Monu Sonalia(Father) and his wife, first-time parents were scared when their new born baby didn’t act like a normal baby. Initially when the bathed the baby, his skin had a bluish tint to it and the baby had constant shortness of breath. 

After seeing these symptoms, they went to a local doctor in Gurhana(Uttar Pradesh) who then recommended to them to visit a specialist doctor in Meerut. After checking Tejas, the doctor in Meerut sent them straight to AIIMS, New Delhi. From there, they found their way to Child Heart Foundation where they met Dr.Vikas Kohli who diagnosed the child with Tetralogy of Fallot.

The prognosis was open-heart surgery. Monu Sonalia being a laborer and his wife a house-wife cannot raise such funds. Child Heart Foundation is now working hard to give this family a new life.

If you wish to contribute in changing a two year old's life, click on this: https://milaap.org/fundraisers/save-tejas 


                                


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