Urgent Fundraising – Muhammad Farhan Yusuf (Heart Disease)



The 5-month-old baby boy is vivacious and active, and he enjoys laughing and playing. Nobody knows he has a heart defect. He was diagnosed with a hole in his heart one month after birth. Although his entire body was not cyanotic, his diaphragm would clearly rise and fall when he was panting or out of breath.

Muhammad Farhan Yusuf bin Muhamad Ridzuan, who lives in Bayan Lepas, Penang, was diagnosed with a heart defect. He tried taking medicine to make the hole close on its own, but none of the medicine worked. Originally, the operation had to be performed at the age of 2 or 3 months, but now it has been delayed to 5 months. If it is ignored, it may have an impact on his lungs.

Both parents come from middle and lower-income families and are unable to afford the hefty operation fee. They are seeking assistance and hope to raise RM80,000to keep their child alive.

【Although an active baby with heart disease will not have cyanotic nails, the diaphragm will rise and fall rapidly with his breathing every time he cries and takes a deep breath】

From pregnancy to the prenatal checkup, the mother's health was normal. The mother then returned to her birthplace to give birth. Everything returned to normal after the baby was born. After being released from the hospital, the family joyfully welcomed the baby back home. When the child was full-term and arrived at the clinic for a scheduled follow-up visit, the doctor discovered that the child's heartbeat was accompanied by noises, so he referred the baby boy to the hospital. Finally, the child was diagnosed with a ventricular septal defect (VSD), an atrial septal defect (ASD), and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).

Muhammad Farhan has been using medicines to control his condition for several months, hoping to close the hole in his heart on his own, but all have failed. The doctor advised referring the patient to a specialised hospital for surgery. Because the baby boy needed surgery when he was 2 or 3 months old, but it has now been postponed until he is 5 months old. If the operation is not completed on time, it may have an adverse effect on his lungs.

The doctor informed the patient's parents that the hole in the heart is close to the heart valve, so surgery is required as soon as possible to avoid the condition deteriorating, but the cost of the operation is as high as RM80,000.

Muhamad Ridzuan Bin Che Ya (30 years old) is a factory operator with an RM2,026 basic salary; Farah Farhana Bt Abd Mutalib (28 years old) is a housewife; they have three children. In addition to the patient, there are two daughters, ages five and two.

Muhammad Farhan's 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 016-419 2192, 019-232 2192 or 04-539 9212 if you have questions.

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