Urgent Fundraising – Muhamad Syakir Irshad (Heart Disease)



He has a pair of round, adorable eyes, appearing as a lovely infant boy with no apparent symptoms. However, he has been diagnosed with congenital heart defects. Not only does he gain weight slowly, but he also frequently falls ill due to a weakened immune system.

Muhamad Syakir Irshad Bin Shahril Anuar, an 8-month-old boy from Juru Penang, experiences no closure of the heart's openings despite six months of medication. There are even signs of worsening. Doctors have advised immediate surgery to repair his heart, as his life is at risk otherwise. However, the required surgery costs a staggering RM75,000, an amount far beyond what his impoverished family can afford.

【The male infant was born premature by one month, and upon birth, he exhibited rapid breathing. It was discovered that he had a heart defect characterized by a 4.4-mm hole in his heart along with cardiovascular narrowing. Despite six months of medication, the hole in his heart remains unsealed】

Before pregnancy, the mother had diabetes without her knowledge. It wasn't until routine antenatal check-ups during pregnancy that the severe diabetes was discovered. She now requires four insulin injections daily to control the condition and attends regular clinic appointments.

At 34 weeks of pregnancy, the mother's amniotic fluid broke, leading her to be hospitalized where she was administered an antenatal injection. However, the amniotic fluid continued to leak, raising concerns about fetal oxygen deficiency. Consequently, doctors decided to perform a cesarean section at 36 weeks of gestation.

The baby boy was born prematurely, weighing 2.3 kilograms. Due to rapid breathing, he was transferred to the intensive care unit for observation, where a detailed examination revealed a ventricular septal defect (VSD) and infundibular pulmonary stenosis (PS). After four days of observation and medication, he was discharged home.

Monthly follow-up appointments revealed that after six months of medication, the heart defect hadn't closed, and the baby's weight was below average for his age. Moreover, he frequently suffered from fever and colds due to a weakened immune system, prompting doctors to recommend immediate surgery to prevent heart failure and potential fatality.

The father, Shahril Anuar bin Abdul Razak (41 years old), is a fisherman earning RM1200 monthly, while the mother, Nurul Ainezawate bt Mohamad (40 years old), is a housewife. They have five children, with their eldest son (17 years old) assisting his father in fishing, and the others (aged 15, 11, and 9 years old) still in school.

Supporting a family of seven with the father's meager income is already burdensome, and now their youngest son requires a substantial surgery fee, leaving the parents financially strained. Seeking assistance, they appeal for help with the RM 75,000 surgery fee.

Upon verification during a home visit, the One Hope Charity decided to raise the necessary medical expenses for the patient. The family agreed to entrust the fundraising activities to the One Hope Charity and authorized the collection of donations. An initial RM5000 will be allocated from the "Emergency Medical Reserve Fund" for this case. For inquiries, contact the hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, 018-911 4192.

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