Urgent Fundraising – Lithikesans (Heart Disease)

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“I am just a lorry driver, and I can only afford RM2,000 for my child's heart surgery. We still need RM78,000 from public donations. Please help us! We just want him to grow up healthy like other children.”

One-year-old Lithikesans a/l Anumanthan from Serdang, Kedah, was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) after a heart murmur was detected at birth. Doctors recommended waiting until he turned one year old or reached a weight of 10 kilograms before performing the surgery.

Although Lithikesans does not show cyanosis, he experiences shortness of breath during play and sometimes suddenly stops moving, which greatly worries his parents. Regular check-ups have indicated that it is now time for the surgery, but the high cost of RM80,000 is beyond the family's means. They can only afford RM2,000 and are seeking assistance for the remaining RM78,000.

【The child is frail and often ill, and every time he gets sick, his heart beats rapidly. The doctor has advised that if he experiences difficulty breathing, he needs to be rushed to the hospital for oxygen】

When the mother was a child, she had undergone abdominal surgery, causing her pain during pregnancy. After enduring nine months, the doctors decided on a cesarean section. Upon birth, the baby boy did not cry and was placed in an incubator for observation. The next day, he was allowed to stay with his mother.

Three days later, the baby developed jaundice and needed ultraviolet light treatment. During his five-day hospital stay, doctors discovered a heart murmur and referred him to the central hospital for further examination. He was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). The doctors advised waiting until he was one year old or weighed 10 kilograms before performing surgery. The baby continued monthly check-ups and medication.

Although the baby shows no severe symptoms and is lively, he is relatively weak, prone to coughing, and breathes with a murmur. He has experienced breathing difficulties due to coughing and had to visit the hospital. The doctors warned that any breathing difficulties would require immediate hospitalization.

Recently, during a follow-up visit, the doctors recommended proceeding with the surgery. However, the cost of RM80,000 is beyond the family's means, as they can only afford RM2,000. Without the surgery, the child's life is at risk. Desperate and worried, the family sought help from ONE HOPE CHARITY.

The father, Anumanthan A/L Ganasekaram (42), is a lorry driver who harvests oil palms, earning a basic salary of RM1,500. He was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago and has heart issues with three blocked arteries, managed with medication. The mother, Angkayarkkani a/p Arnamalai (43), works as a factory operator with a salary of RM1,565. They also have a 12-year-old daughter. Despite their dual incomes, the family struggles with the enormous surgery cost.

After a home visit and assessment, ONE HOPE CHARITY decided to help raise the RM78,000 needed for the baby's medical expenses. The family agreed to entrust the fundraising efforts entirely to ONE HOPE CHARITY. ONE HOPE CHARITY will contribute RM10,000 from the "Emergency Medical Reserve Fund." For any inquiries, please contact the foundation hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.

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