Urgent Fundraising – Muhammad Habiburrahman (Heart Disease)



On the second day of birth, the baby boy had a minor surgery due to congenital heart disease. Since then, he has been living in the intensive care unit and relies on life support machine. However, this is just a temporary solution. The three-week-old boy needs a heart surgery. His parents hope that the public can help them with RM90,000 to save their son.

Muhammad Habiburrahman Bin Muhamad Arshad from Jitra, Kedah was born on October 25. The doctor discovered that he was short of breath and found abnormalities in his heart after examination.

Due to the urgent condition, he was sent to Penang Hospital for balloon angioplasty on the next day of his birth. The surgery managed to extend his life temporarily, and he was rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Alor Setar Hospital after the surgery.

The doctor referred him to the Paediatric Cardiology Specialist. After the doctor’s diagnosis, he was found to have congenital heart disease including transposition of the great vessels, atrial septal defect (ASD), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), and other heart problems. He needs to undergo a heart repair surgery that cost RM90,000. Otherwise, his heart will gradually fail.

The child’s condition was critical, but the mother was still under confinement and was unable to come to Penang with her son. Therefore, the father had to accompany the baby to Penang Hospital in ambulance when the baby was only two-day-old.

“I’ve never expected that my first visit to Penang was actually in such a situation,” the worried father said. The family is poor, and they did not have a chance to leave their hometown to travel to other places due to financial constraint, not to mention to bear the huge amount of surgical fee. The father simply could not afford his son’s medical expenses.

The 44-year-old father Muhamad Arshad Bin Saib is a hawker selling iced drinks. He can earn between RM1,000 and RM2,000 a month during hot seasons, and his income reduces on rainy seasons. His 34-year-old wife Raihanah Binti Khalid is a housewife. The couple has three more daughters aged seven, six and four.

After reviewing the case, One Hope Charity decided to help the baby boy in raising the RM90,000 surgical fee. The family agreed to authorised One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their behalf.

Family agrees to allow One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and at the same time, accumulating the donations from the public. For enquiries, please contact our careline at 016-4192192 or 019-2322192.

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