Urgent Fundraising – Nur Azkayra Yasmeen (Heart Disease)



"We tell our baby to stay strong and hold on, as mom and dad are asking the public for help. With everyone's donations and prayers, you will surely make it through this and recover to come home."

Nur Azkayra Yasmeen Bt Muhamad Yusof, a newborn from Sungai Petani, Kedah, was found to have no issues at birth. However, during a checkup just before being discharged, doctors discovered that her blood oxygen level was only 85%. She was immediately transferred to the intensive care unit, where it was confirmed that she had a severe heart defect and had been surviving with the help of oxygen support.

As her condition deteriorated, doctors informed her parents that she must undergo surgery within a month to survive. Worried and desperate, her parents felt helpless and turned to our foundation for assistance, hoping to raise RM 100,000 for the life-saving surgery.

【At five months pregnant, she was informed that her fetus has a single umbilical artery, affecting nutrient absorption and causing slow fetal weight growth】

During her pregnancy, the mother was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. At five months, a detailed examination revealed that the fetus had a single umbilical artery (SUA), meaning the umbilical cord was missing a vessel, which affected nutrient absorption and caused slow fetal weight growth.

The baby was born full-term on June 16th. However, the following day, during a pre-discharge checkup, the doctors discovered that the baby's blood oxygen level was only 85%. The baby was immediately transferred to the intensive care unit for observation, initially suspected to have heart problems. The next day, the baby was referred to the general hospital for further examination.

The report revealed that the baby was suffering from transposition of the great arteries (TGA), ventricular septal defect (VSD), atrial septal defect (ASD), and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). In simpler terms, the baby had holes in the heart, narrowed blood vessels, and mispositioned arteries. On the second day after birth, the hospital performed an emergency surgery to temporarily widen the heart vessels to alleviate the condition.

Since the surgery, the baby has been reliant on oxygen support in the hospital. The situation is now critical, with the baby facing bacterial infections and sudden drops in blood oxygen levels. The doctors have informed the parents that a surgery must be performed before the baby turns one month old, otherwise, survival is unlikely. However, the staggering surgery cost of RM100,000 has put the parents in a difficult position.

The father, Muhamad Yusof bin Bokhri (30), is a navy officer stationed in Langkawi, Kedah, with a monthly salary of RM3,200. The mother, Nur Atiqah bt Abdul Rahim (32), is a clerk earning RM1,630. The couple also has a 10-year-old son.

After a home visit and assessment, ONE HOPE CHARITY decided to help raise the necessary RM100,000 for medical expenses. The parents agreed to entrust the fundraising efforts entirely to the charity. For any inquiries, please contact ONE HOPE CHARITY hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.

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