Due to congenital heart disease, the young boy experiences cyanosis in his lips and nails, indicating oxygen deficiency. He frequently requires hospital visits and relies on oxygen assistance. Although surgery is scheduled for March next year, the parents fear that their child may not be able to wait.
'We hope our child can grow up safely and healthily, just like other children. However, his recent condition has us living in fear every day.'
Muhammad Umar Hafiz Bin Muhammad Helmi, residing in Kepala Batas, Penang, frequently faces hospitalization due to asthma and oxygen deficiency. His condition cannot be further delayed, and without prompt surgery, there is a fear that it could pose a threat to the young life. The impoverished parents are seeking assistance for the RM80,000 surgical expenses.
【The boy requires two surgeries, and his condition has worsened recently. The surgeries need to be performed as soon as possible】
During pregnancy, everything seemed normal for the 1-year-old boy, Muhammad Umar Hafiz. However, his mother contracted COVID-19 during the third month of pregnancy. Despite this, subsequent tests showed no abnormalities. The child was born in the hospital, initially experiencing rapid breathing, leading to observation in the intensive care unit. Subsequently, his condition normalized, and he was transferred to a regular ward. However, three days before being discharged, doctors discovered a heart murmur, leading to further examinations at the central hospital. The diagnosis revealed Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a common congenital heart condition involving ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, overriding aorta, and right ventricular hypertrophy.
Specialists hospital informed the parents that the child needs to reach a weight of 10 kilograms before surgery. In the meantime, an artificial blood vessel surgery (BT-Shunt) is scheduled for March next year to temporarily alleviate the condition. Due to the infant's prolonged blood oxygen levels maintaining at 70-80% and two instances of hospitalization for dizziness due to oxygen deficiency, local doctors deemed the case urgent. They recommended two surgeries simultaneously, with a total cost of RM80,000.
The father, Muhammad Helmi bin Mohammad Huda (25 years old), works as a factory operator with a basic salary of RM1618, supplemented by allowances that can reach over RM2000 with overtime. Despite his full-time job, the diligent father also works part-time as a food delivery rider, earning an additional RM200 per week. The mother, Nur Syafiqah bt Mat Subri (22 years old), was a sales assistant before marriage and is now a homemaker. The couple has a 2-year-old daughter.
After thorough review, One Hope Charity has decided to raise funds for the required medical expenses. The parents have entrusted the fundraising activities to One Hope Charity, and all donations will be collected through them. For any inquiries, please contact the hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, 018-911 4192.