The child fell ill, and the mother's vitality has also been nearly depleted. Bearing a weakened body just after giving birth, she navigates the hospital daily, witnessing her child covered in tubes. The mother, with tears streaming down her face, longs to be able to personally breastfeed, kiss, and hug her child.
Muhammad Khalif Zahreen Bin Muhammad Alif Aizad, a newborn boy from Perak's Kinta, has displayed cyanosis (bluish discoloration) all over his body since birth. Urgently admitted to the intensive care unit, tests confirmed a congenital heart defect – transposition of the great arteries (TGA). He relies on oxygen assistance in the hospital, and without surgery, his chances of survival are slim. The parents are desperately pleading for a surgery fund of RM110,000 to save their child's life.
【The baby is in critical condition, and the doctors have informed the parents to mentally prepare themselves. Without prompt surgery, the child's life is at risk】
During the pregnancy, the mother suffered from gestational diabetes and low blood pressure. Regular check-ups were conducted at the government hospital, where an irregular fetal heartbeat was noticed during a scan, though no conclusive diagnosis could be made at that time.
Muhammad Khalif Zahreen was born at full term, weighing 3.28 kilograms. He exhibited cyanosis (bluish discoloration) all over his body, with a sudden drop in blood oxygen levels. Observing the critical situation, doctors promptly transferred him to the intensive care unit, confirming that the baby had transposition of the great arteries (TGA). Currently, he relies on oxygen assistance in the intensive care unit at the Ipoh General Hospital. Due to the urgency of the situation, the hospital attempted to refer the case to a relevant hospital for surgery.
As per the hospital's information, the National Heart Center (IJN) has a waiting period until January of next year, and the Serdang Hospital requires waiting until March next year. However, the baby cannot wait and needs surgery within a month. The hospital subsequently referred the case to a specialized hospital in Penang, confirming that the baby not only has TGA but also has atrial septal defect (ASD) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). The baby needs urgent surgery, but the surgical cost of RM110,000 is causing distress for the parents.
The father, Muhammad Alif Aizad bin Roslan (26 years old), works as a lorry driver with a monthly salary of RM1,500. The mother, Nur Zulaikha bt Jauhari (26 years old), is employed as a factory operator with a monthly salary of RM1,545. This is the first child of the newlywed couple, and they are completely unable to afford the substantial surgical expenses.
After home visit and consideration, One Hope Charity has decided to raise the necessary funds for the baby's medical expenses. The parents have entrusted the fundraising activities to the One Hope Charity, which will also collect the funds. One Hope Charity will allocate RM10,000 from the Emergency Medical Fund for this case. For any inquiries, you can contact the hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.