Urgent Fundraising – Muhammad Fairuz Hazimie (Heart Disease)



Muhammad Fairuz Hazimie, a 10-year-old boy from Sungai Buloh, Selangor, was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) at birth. At that time, the doctor told the parents that the hole in his heart would close by itself, and there was no need for Muhammad Fairuz Hazimie to undergo surgery. However, the hole in his heart did not close as the boy grew up, and he is now facing the risk of the hole expanding, which worries his parents. Under the doctor's advice, the couple decided not to delay their child's surgery. Still, the family that relies solely on the head of the family is stretched and cannot afford the medical expenses.

【The young boy is worried about his surgery, and he knows that he can't be like other children of his age to run and play as they like】

"He is scared and nervous as he knows that he needs surgery. He secretly read some information online and told us that the surgery might be dangerous and fatal. We explained that the surgery was not fatal and he must undergo the procedure. Otherwise, his condition will only get worse. We must explain to him clearly, so he does not overthink, even though he is just ten years old this year."

His 30-year-old mother, Nur Ashikin Rusli, was amused by her son's words, but at the same time, she felt sad and helpless. No mother can watch their child being sent to the operating theatre without feeling worried. She said that she and her 36-year-old husband, Sazali Adenan Isa, will try their best to comfort and explain to their son so that he can gradually accept the fact of the need to undergo surgery.

When their son was less than one year old, the couple was shocked when they witnessed the child turn cyanotic when he had a fever. They don't allow their son to participate in sports activities or join the football team, and they also request the teachers restrict their son's physical activity. They only allow their son to play peaceful games or ball with friends nearby.

Besides having a hole in his heart, Muhammad Fairuz Hazimie also has asthma. If he runs a lot, he will experience shortness of breath and get tired quickly, so he cannot participate in sports activities at school like his schoolmates.

【The father's work and income were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, so the family decided to postpone the boy's surgery】

The doctor diagnosed Muhammad Fairuz Hazimie with a hole in his heart when he was born. At that time, the doctor said that the hole would close by itself, but the doctor suggested that the boy underwent surgery when he was six or seven years old, as the heart valve was near the hole. The doctor worried that the hole would become larger and increase the risks to his life. In addition, the doctor also mentioned to the parents that the boy's heart valve may have a problem, which will affect his blood flow in future, should he not undergo surgery. At that time, he will need to take medicine for the rest of his life and pay through his nose for his medical expenses every month.

However, due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the father's work was affected. The family cannot afford the surgical expenses, so they must postpone the surgery. Until the recent follow-up visit to the hospital, the doctor explained the risks to the parents, and they decided not to drag the surgery anymore.

His father, Sazali Adenan Isa, is a lorry driver with a basic salary of about RM2,000. His mother, Nur Ashikin Rusli, is a housewife. She is caring for her son, a six-year-old daughter, and her 72-year-old mother. The family depends solely on the father's income to cover their living expenses and repay housing and car loans to the banks.

The family is stretched, so the worried parents approach One Hope Charity for help. They hope the public can assist them financially so their son can recover and regain his health soon.

After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to help Muhammad Fairuz Hazimie raise RM40,000 for his surgery. His family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their behalf. Call One Hope Charity's hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-419 2192, 019-232 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.


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